Average Bench: 34% (635th of 1015)

Based on 2,399 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500630NS, ST350063 ST3500630NS, ST350063 0NS, SEAGATE ST3500630NS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3500630NS 500GB averaged 65.9% 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 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500630NS 500GB is 25.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3500630NS 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 42MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 56.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,399 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.1 Read 62.1 76.5
23.6 Write 59.4 77.5
23 Mixed 42 51
25.9 SusWrite 56.3 76.4
40.5% 54.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.22 1.8
0.3 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
124% 0.84 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
458GB free
Firmware: 3.APPZ
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 78 78 78 78 78 MB/s
Read 75.5
Write 78.7
Mixed 52
SusWrite 77.6
52% 70.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: 3.APPZ
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 77 76 76 76 76 MB/s
Read 73.2
Write 74
Mixed 45
SusWrite 76.3
49% 67.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
417GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AEK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 64 73 74 61 74 MB/s
Read 71.5
Write 72.7
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 67.3
48% 65.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AEG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 41 39 54 58 61 MB/s
Read 67.4
Write 59.6
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 48.1
38% 51.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
206GB free
Firmware: 3CNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 54 53 54 54 54 MB/s
Read 57.5
Write 58.7
Mixed 43.3
SusWrite 53.6
39% 53.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: 3.AQNZ
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 56 58 58 58 58 MB/s
Read 52.5
Write 49.5
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 57.7
36% 49.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical ST3500630NS 500GB Builds (Compare 47,685 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 32%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $451

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