Average Bench: 47% (358th of 1015)

Based on 21,626 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500320AS, ST350032 0AS, ST350032 ST3500320AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB averaged 52.9% 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 0.79MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.74MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB is 32.7%. 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 44.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 42.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,626 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.3 Read 83.2 106
7.7 Write 44.3 102
19.7 Mixed 42.1 55.8
41.4 SusWrite 80.6 106
45.9% 62.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.74 0.8
1.03 4K Write 1.58 1.9
0.5 4K Mixed 0.79 1
148% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
273GB free
Firmware: SD35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 91 90 92 92 92 MB/s
Read 101
Write 96
Mixed 50.4
SusWrite 91.3
62% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
273GB free
Firmware: SD35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 91 91 91 93 91 MB/s
Read 95.2
Write 90.9
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 91
60% 82.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
273GB free
Firmware: SD35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 88 88 88 88 89 MB/s
Read 97.7
Write 86.4
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 87.5
58% 79.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 81 80 81 82 76 MB/s
Read 94.5
Write 84.3
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 79.7
57% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: SD81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 94 95 94 96 94 MB/s
Read 80
Write 12.7
Mixed 40.2
SusWrite 93.1
42% 56.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 83 84 84 84 85 MB/s
Read 49.8
Write 9.7
Mixed 19.2
SusWrite 83.9
30% 40.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: SD1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 65 65 64 65 66 MB/s
Read 67.7
Write 12.2
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 65.1
34% 46.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.2
76% 0.7 MB/s
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Gaming 96%
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $121

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $981

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