Average Bench: 46.3% (383rd of 1015)

Based on 13,350 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.61MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HD502HI 500GB is 33.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung HD502HI 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 44.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 67.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,350 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.9 Read 82 105
27.4 Write 67.7 105
26.5 Mixed 44.8 55.3
41.7 SusWrite 79.1 106
50.2% 68.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.5 0.6
0.8 4K Write 1.61 1.9
0.3 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
131% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
464GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 101 103 104 104 104 MB/s
Read 97.7
Write 47.5
Mixed 52
SusWrite 103
55% 75.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
425GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 101 99 101 102 101 MB/s
Read 99.7
Write 48.4
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 101
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
269GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 99 100 98 100 101 MB/s
Read 97.3
Write 94
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 99.1
62% 85.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: 1AG0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 86 95 98 95 99 MB/s
Read 92.2
Write 99
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 93.1
61% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 64 77 77 88 89 MB/s
Read 93
Write 95.2
Mixed 52
SusWrite 76.3
58% 79.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.97 MB/s
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 56 71 78 77 83 MB/s
Read 89
Write 87.5
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 71
53% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.9 MB/s
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 35 65 82 83 86 MB/s
Read 88.7
Write 85.5
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 68
52% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 33 33 36 36 44 MB/s
Read 32.7
Write 48.1
Mixed 24.3
SusWrite 35.4
26% 35.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
108% 0.7 MB/s
437GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 40 51 33 52 21 MB/s
Read 30.2
Write 43.4
Mixed 40.8
SusWrite 37.9
28% 38.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.1
35% 0.3 MB/s
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Typical HD502HI 500GB Builds (Compare 47,685 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $451

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