Average Bench: 33.9% (630th of 1015)

Based on 6,442 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HM500JI

Poor average bench

The Samsung HM500JI 500GB averaged 66.1% 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 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.42MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HM500JI 500GB is 33%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung HM500JI 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 49.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,442 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.1 Read 60 82.3
15.1 Write 49.8 79.5
13.1 Mixed 40.3 51.4
24.6 SusWrite 57.9 82.3
38.3% 52 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.6 4K Write 1.42 1.8
0.2 4K Mixed 0.62 0.8
113% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 2AC101C4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 86 86 86 86 87 MB/s
Read 81.8
Write 56.3
Mixed 52.9
SusWrite 84.6
51% 68.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
433GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AC101C4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 72 74 76 77 79 MB/s
Read 78.6
Write 82
Mixed 43
SusWrite 73.4
51% 69.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.87 MB/s
288GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AC1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 67 67 67 71 67 MB/s
Read 69.1
Write 71.4
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 67.2
46% 62.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
133% 0.9 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: 2AC1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 51 48 51 53 51 MB/s
Read 75.3
Write 48.5
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 50.5
41% 56 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
122% 0.87 MB/s
290GB free
Firmware: 2AC101C4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 47 58 55 61 53 MB/s
Read 59.7
Write 34.8
Mixed 43
SusWrite 51.6
35% 47.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: 2AC101C4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 53 53 54 54 54 MB/s
Read 52.3
Write 34.1
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 53
33% 44 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AC1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 60 50 61 64 62 MB/s
Read 42.7
Write 78.1
Mixed 38.8
SusWrite 59.1
40% 54.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: 2AC101C4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 53 53 52 52 53 MB/s
Read 48
Write 40.2
Mixed 38.4
SusWrite 51.7
33% 44.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.9 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AC101C4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 32 36 40 41 43 MB/s
Read 15
Write 33.5
Mixed 18.8
SusWrite 38.1
19% 26.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
76% 0.5 MB/s
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Typical HM500JI 500GB Builds (Compare 3,570 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $228

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