Average Bench: 57.5% (220th of 1015)

more Based on 18,583 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 42.4% 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 0.75MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500LM021-1KJ152 500GB is 57.2%. 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 0.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 54.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,583 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.4 Read 105 141
29.6 Write 101 136
20.8 Mixed 54.7 72.2
45.3 SusWrite 95.4 137
65.2% 89 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.75 1.1
0.4 4K Write 0.8 1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.66 0.9
119% 0.74 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 134 134 133 133 134 MB/s
Read 140
Write 123
Mixed 56.1
SusWrite 133
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 0.9 MB/s
369GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 85 128 130 115 88 MB/s
Read 133
Write 63.3
Mixed 48.9
SusWrite 91
62% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
111% 0.7 MB/s
221GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002YXM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 59 84 93 79 102 MB/s
Read 98.4
Write 104
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 81.4
63% 85.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
113% 0.67 MB/s
349GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 57 64 68 74 113 MB/s
Read 82.7
Write 73.4
Mixed 50.4
SusWrite 71.7
51% 69.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
402GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002LIM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 73 60 18 55 79 MB/s
Read 72.3
Write 71
Mixed 55.5
SusWrite 58.2
48% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.57 MB/s
270GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0005
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 50 45 52 48 61 MB/s
Read 20
Write 51.5
Mixed 18.2
SusWrite 46.2
25% 34 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
70% 0.47 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,705,722 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500LM021-1KJ152 500GB Builds (Compare 1,852 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E5450

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