Average Bench: 46.3% (378th of 1015)

Based on 18,640 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 0.78MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.73MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB is 30.9%. 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 41.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,640 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.6 Read 82.1 107
7.3 Write 41.4 99.7
18 Mixed 41.4 55.7
35.5 SusWrite 79 106
44.8% 61 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.73 0.8
0.5 4K Write 1.55 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.78 1
146% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 107 107 108 106 108 MB/s
Read 107
Write 10.8
Mixed 35.9
SusWrite 107
48% 65.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
178GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 105 104 104 105 106 MB/s
Read 103
Write 8.7
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 104
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
457GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 102 103 105 105 104 MB/s
Read 95.2
Write 8.5
Mixed 30.2
SusWrite 104
43% 59.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
418GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 97 99 99 99 99 MB/s
Read 95.3
Write 99.2
Mixed 53
SusWrite 97.8
63% 86.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: SD1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 94 95 96 95 96 MB/s
Read 82
Write 9
Mixed 29
SusWrite 94.4
39% 53.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.23 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: SD1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 89 91 92 91 91 MB/s
Read 56.5
Write 13.3
Mixed 48.3
SusWrite 91
39% 52.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.1 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 58 58 58 58 MB/s
Read 86
Write 82.6
Mixed 49
SusWrite 57.2
50% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 65 65 68 68 68 MB/s
Read 55.1
Write 11.1
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 66.1
32% 42.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 71 70 69 72 70 MB/s
Read 49.8
Write 13.2
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 69.9
31% 41.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.11 500GB Builds (Compare 50,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
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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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