Average Bench: 46.2% (385th of 1015)

Based on 16,345 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500320AS, ST350032 0AS, ST350032 ST3500320AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 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 0.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.73MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB is 29.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 44.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 42.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,345 samples)
Min Avg Max
50 Read 81.8 105
7.72 Write 44.7 100
19.4 Mixed 42.6 56.2
44.5 SusWrite 79.1 105
45.6% 62 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.73 0.8
1 4K Write 1.57 2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.8 1
148% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
442GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 95 97 100 104 104 MB/s
Read 85.9
Write 83
Mixed 47.1
SusWrite 100
58% 79 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 90 90 90 90 90 MB/s
Read 86.3
Write 13.5
Mixed 45
SusWrite 89.6
43% 58.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
441GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 67 83 95 97 102 MB/s
Read 85.6
Write 86.4
Mixed 47.3
SusWrite 88.2
56% 76.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
226GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 88 88 88 86 MB/s
Read 74.3
Write 13
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 87.7
40% 54.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: SD1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 105 106 107 106 106 MB/s
Read 55.1
Write 10
Mixed 36.1
SusWrite 106
38% 51.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
95GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 69 71 71 72 66 MB/s
Read 84.8
Write 83.5
Mixed 49
SusWrite 69.7
53% 71.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: SD46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 67 70 70 70 70 MB/s
Read 23.5
Write 70.5
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 69.2
34% 46 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.4
80% 0.6 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.11 500GB Builds (Compare 44,748 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 30%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $516

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