Average Bench: 58% (215th of 1015)

more Based on 13,374 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 42.0% 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 56.8%. 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 0.81MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 55MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,374 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.8 Read 106 141
39.6 Write 102 136
19.8 Mixed 55 74.4
42 SusWrite 96.2 138
65.8% 89.9 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 0.88
121% 0.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
932GB free
Firmware: 0005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 137 137 141 144 142 MB/s
Read 130
Write 129
Mixed 58.9
SusWrite 140
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
135% 0.8 MB/s
442GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 95 115 133 123 127 MB/s
Read 131
Write 127
Mixed 60.1
SusWrite 114
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 0.87 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: 0002LIM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 84 84 84 84 85 MB/s
Read 124
Write 122
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 83.8
73% 99.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 0.87 MB/s
380GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002YXM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 80 101 110 116 108 MB/s
Read 107
Write 110
Mixed 68.9
SusWrite 97.7
70% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 0.9 MB/s
270GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 49 48 64 97 85 MB/s
Read 118
Write 117
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 70
64% 88.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 0.87 MB/s
448GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002YXM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 84 83 68 112 60 MB/s
Read 31.3
Write 74.2
Mixed 41.4
SusWrite 77
41% 56 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
94% 0.53 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,644,510 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500LM021-1KJ152 500GB Builds (Compare 1,402 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E5450

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