Average Bench: 46.9% (361st of 1015)

Based on 27,510 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500320AS, ST350032 0AS, ST350032 ST3500320AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB averaged 53.1% 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 0.78MB/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 31.8%. 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 48.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 43.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,510 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.3 Read 82.1 106
8 Write 48.3 101
20.4 Mixed 43.3 56.8
42.3 SusWrite 81 106
46.8% 63.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.46 4K Read 0.73 0.8
1.1 4K Write 1.6 2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.78 1
146% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
123GB free
Firmware: SD1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 74 74 73 75 74 MB/s
Read 99.2
Write 89.1
Mixed 45.8
SusWrite 73.8
56% 77 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
322GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 77 76 74 77 76 MB/s
Read 85.1
Write 86.7
Mixed 46.9
SusWrite 75.2
54% 73.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 74 76 75 76 79 MB/s
Read 59
Write 62.2
Mixed 41.3
SusWrite 75.9
44% 59.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
255GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 10 18 55 39 17 MB/s
Read 68
Write 78
Mixed 39
SusWrite 29.4
40% 53.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.2 7.6 6.9 6.3 12 12 MB/s
Read 9.2
Write 8.2
Mixed 8
SusWrite 8.6
6% 8.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.11 500GB Builds (Compare 44,238 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $327

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