Average Bench: 46.3% (379th of 1015)

Based on 14,345 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD502HI

Below average average bench

The Samsung HD502HI 500GB averaged 53.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.64MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HD502HI 500GB is 36.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung HD502HI 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 45.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 69.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,345 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.5 Read 82.7 107
28.5 Write 69.6 106
25.2 Mixed 45.1 55.8
36.5 SusWrite 78.3 107
50.6% 68.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.5 0.6
1 4K Write 1.64 1.9
0.5 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
134% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
396GB free
Firmware: 1AG0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 170 169 169 169 169 MB/s
Read 164
Write 178
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 169
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 1.2
238% 2 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 100 100 100 101 101 MB/s
Read 92.6
Write 94.3
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 101
61% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
335GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 94 95 95 97 95 MB/s
Read 93
Write 62
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 95.3
55% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
362GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 88 88 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 88.4
Write 41
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 88.5
48% 66.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: 1118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 60 59 60 61 62 MB/s
Read 80.3
Write 83
Mixed 45.8
SusWrite 60.2
50% 67.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1.03 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 63 64 64 64 64 MB/s
Read 76.1
Write 76.8
Mixed 45.9
SusWrite 64
48% 65.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.93 MB/s
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Typical HD502HI 500GB Builds (Compare 50,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $405

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