Average Bench: 58.3% (211th of 1014)

more Based on 24,166 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500LM021-1KJ152, ST500LM021-1KJ15, ST500LM0 ST500LM021-1KJ15, ST500LM021-1DG142, ST500LM021-1KJ1, ST500LM0 ST500LM021-1KJ1, ST500LM0 21-1KJ152

Average average bench

The Seagate ST500LM021-1KJ152 500GB averaged 41.7% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.76MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500LM021-1KJ152 500GB is 55.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST500LM021-1KJ152 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.82MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 56.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,166 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.1 Read 107 140
41.4 Write 104 136
20.9 Mixed 56.4 74
42.9 SusWrite 96.1 137
66.6% 90.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.76 1.1
0.5 4K Write 0.82 1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.69 0.8
123% 0.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: LIM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 136 136 134 136 137 MB/s
Read 137
Write 133
Mixed 77.4
SusWrite 136
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 0.97 MB/s
329GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 135 135 133 134 135 MB/s
Read 128
Write 123
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 134
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 0.9 MB/s
417GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002LIM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 102 109 128 123 113 MB/s
Read 138
Write 134
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 112
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 0.87 MB/s
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002YXM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 81 63 80 71 89 MB/s
Read 116
Write 100
Mixed 63.1
SusWrite 82.6
66% 90.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.8 MB/s
230GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002YXM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 76 77 85 91 98 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 32.6
Mixed 55.6
SusWrite 83.1
49% 66.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.8 MB/s
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002LIM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 54 70 78 83 78 MB/s
Read 99.1
Write 102
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 71.7
59% 80.1 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.8 MB/s
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003LIM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 54 60 57 73 40 MB/s
Read 87.2
Write 78.3
Mixed 46
SusWrite 54.7
49% 66.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
105% 0.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,010,337 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500LM021-1KJ152 500GB Builds (Compare 881 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E5450

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