Average Bench: 53.5% (274th of 1014)

Based on 289 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate ST3500418AS

Average average bench

The Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB averaged 46.5% 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 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB is 40.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 81.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 73.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 289 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.4 Read 97.2 126
25.9 Write 91.4 123
25.5 Mixed 73.3 113
12.8 SusWrite 81.1 131
63.4% 85.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.58 0.74
0.39 4K Write 1.5 2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.62 1.1
121% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 104 110 120 126 124 MB/s
Read 113
Write 91.2
Mixed 53.9
SusWrite 110
67% 92 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 101 109 115 82 68 MB/s
Read 122
Write 115
Mixed 66
SusWrite 93.5
73% 99.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
166% 1.03 MB/s
364GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 65 53 90 109 111 MB/s
Read 119
Write 124
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 79.1
70% 94.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 66 87 89 83 108 MB/s
Read 29.4
Write 41.2
Mixed 25.6
SusWrite 82.5
33% 44.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
150% 0.9 MB/s
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC65
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 37 12 34 61 71 MB/s
Read 61.7
Write 60.5
Mixed 41.4
SusWrite 43.4
38% 51.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
139% 0.83 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 13 8.1 13 29 29 MB/s
Read 63.6
Write 34.3
Mixed 37
SusWrite 19.1
29% 38.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
34% 0.2 MB/s
366GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 27 12 40 57 34 MB/s
Read 43.7
Write 27.5
Mixed 15.8
SusWrite 35.6
22% 30.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
110% 0.73 MB/s
328GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 12 31 27 34 25 MB/s
Read 45
Write 27.5
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 23.9
22% 30.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
42% 0.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 25,143,758 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3500418AS 500GB Builds (Compare 642 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: Acer Veriton M430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $32

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