Average Bench: 56.7% (230th of 1015)

more Based on 16,276 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500LM021-1KJ152, ST500LM021-1KJ15, ST500LM0 ST500LM021-1KJ15, ST500LM021-1KJ1, ST500LM0 ST500LM021-1KJ1, ST500LM0 21-1KJ152

Average average bench

The Seagate ST500LM021-1KJ152 500GB averaged 43.2% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.66MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.74MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500LM021-1KJ152 500GB is 56.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST500LM021-1KJ152 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 53.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.81MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,276 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.3 Read 104 140
29 Write 101 137
20.9 Mixed 53.3 72
41 SusWrite 93.9 138
64.5% 88 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.74 1.1
0.5 4K Write 0.81 1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.66 0.8
119% 0.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 0005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 136 137 136 137 136 MB/s
Read 135
Write 131
Mixed 60.7
SusWrite 136
84% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 0.9 MB/s
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002YXM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 120 120 128 127 129 MB/s
Read 138
Write 138
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 122
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1 MB/s
377GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 119 122 122 122 122 MB/s
Read 137
Write 137
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 121
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 0.93 MB/s
377GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 122 121 122 122 122 MB/s
Read 137
Write 132
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 121
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 0.97 MB/s
380GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 107 113 124 114 123 MB/s
Read 128
Write 126
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 109
75% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.73 MB/s
254GB free
Firmware: 0002YXM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 117 118 118 116 115 MB/s
Read 121
Write 111
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 115
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 0.9 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 0002LIM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 122 120 121 122 119 MB/s
Read 112
Write 115
Mixed 58.9
SusWrite 120
74% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.8 MB/s
247GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002YXM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 75 70 68 81 93 MB/s
Read 69.8
Write 59.6
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 72.9
46% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.3
68% 0.47 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,797,013 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500LM021-1KJ152 500GB Builds (Compare 1,648 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E5450

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