Average Bench: 44.9% (404th of 1014)

Based on 24,056 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD502HI

Below average average bench

The Samsung HD502HI 500GB averaged 55.1% 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 0.71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.59MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HD502HI 500GB is 42.3%. 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 44.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 68.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,056 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.5 Read 80.1 105
17.1 Write 68.1 104
20.4 Mixed 44.6 55.2
19.4 SusWrite 76.1 106
49.4% 67.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.49 0.6
0.7 4K Write 1.59 1.9
0.3 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
129% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
243GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 90 90 90 90 90 MB/s
Read 86.3
Write 37.7
Mixed 45.9
SusWrite 89.9
48% 64.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 77 78 78 78 77 MB/s
Read 88.8
Write 90.2
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 77.8
56% 76.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
151GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 58 57 56 55 55 MB/s
Read 98
Write 93.6
Mixed 54.7
SusWrite 56.5
56% 75.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
262GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 75 74 75 72 73 MB/s
Read 71.9
Write 71.5
Mixed 44.1
SusWrite 73.9
48% 65.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
435GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 60 104 104 104 94 MB/s
Read 45
Write 25.7
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 85
36% 48.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
86% 0.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,730,433 HDDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $10715 months
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Typical HD502HI 500GB Builds (Compare 41,171 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $326

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