Average Bench: 45.7% (379th of 1015)

Based on 27,325 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500320AS, ST350032 0AS, ST350032 ST3500320AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB averaged 54.2% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.77MB/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 31.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 46.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 42.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 27,325 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.8 Read 79.9 104
7.2 Write 46.4 100
19.5 Mixed 42.3 55.9
37.8 SusWrite 79.2 105
45.5% 61.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.73 0.8
1 4K Write 1.57 2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.77 1
146% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3GB free
Firmware: SD1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 55 56 55 55 58 MB/s
Read 115
Write 16.2
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 55.7
44% 59 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: SD1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 74 73 74 73 MB/s
Read 65.9
Write 74.1
Mixed 50
SusWrite 73.3
48% 65.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,452,684 HDDs tested.


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Desktop 75%
Workstation 7%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $317

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