Average Bench: 57.4% (222nd of 1015)

more Based on 18,067 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 42.5% 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 0.67MB/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 59.4%. 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 54MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.81MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,067 samples)
Min Avg Max
18 Read 105 141
29.5 Write 101 136
19.5 Mixed 54 74.1
35.9 SusWrite 95.5 138
65% 88.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.76 1.1
0.5 4K Write 0.81 1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.67 0.8
121% 0.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
394GB free
Firmware: 0003LIM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 139 141 142 142 141 MB/s
Read 126
Write 118
Mixed 66.3
SusWrite 140
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 0.87 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 95 101 102 98 103 MB/s
Read 137
Write 130
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 99.8
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 0.87 MB/s
280GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 105 106 106 106 106 MB/s
Read 115
Write 118
Mixed 56.8
SusWrite 106
72% 98.9 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: 84 84 85 95 87 106 MB/s
Read 122
Write 108
Mixed 65.9
SusWrite 90.3
71% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 0.83 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 98 86 120 102 115 MB/s
Read 61.8
Write 60.5
Mixed 32
SusWrite 99.1
46% 63.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.63 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003LIM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 35 27 59 56 36 MB/s
Read 62.5
Write 36.2
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 41.6
34% 45.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
122% 0.73 MB/s
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002LIM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.9 31 45 62 60 51 MB/s
Read 27
Write 18
Mixed 29.3
SusWrite 42.3
22% 29.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.6 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 16 8.5 12 8.2 15 MB/s
Read 3.8
Write 12.2
Mixed 4.2
SusWrite 15.8
7% 9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.3
50% 0.37 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,065,663 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500LM021-1KJ152 500GB Builds (Compare 2,031 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E5450

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