Average Bench: 45.1% (397th of 1015)

Based on 22,166 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500414CS, ST350041 ST3500414CS, ST350041 4CS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3500414CS 500GB averaged 54.9% 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 0.72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500414CS 500GB is 46%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3500414CS 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 46.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 75.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,166 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.8 Read 81.6 108
24.6 Write 81.7 107
17.5 Mixed 46.7 58.6
22.5 SusWrite 75.2 110
52.3% 71.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.62 4K Write 1.5 1.8
0.3 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
131% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
291GB free
Firmware: CA12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 110 111 110 111 111 MB/s
Read 103
Write 99.9
Mixed 55.9
SusWrite 110
68% 92.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: CA14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 110 110 110 110 111 MB/s
Read 103
Write 99.7
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 110
68% 92.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1.03 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: CA12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 112 111 112 112 112 MB/s
Read 100
Write 105
Mixed 57.4
SusWrite 112
68% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1.03 MB/s
462GB free
Firmware: CA14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 106 105 104 104 106 MB/s
Read 102
Write 99.1
Mixed 58.1
SusWrite 105
67% 91.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
401GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CA14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 111 99 102 112 101 MB/s
Read 97.2
Write 97
Mixed 49
SusWrite 105
64% 87 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
285GB free
Firmware: CA12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 88 86 88 88 88 MB/s
Read 103
Write 101
Mixed 47.4
SusWrite 87.2
62% 84.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
248GB free
Firmware: CA14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 98 101 100 98 103 MB/s
Read 78.5
Write 79.2
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 99.1
56% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CA14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 63 93 39 33 34 MB/s
Read 99.1
Write 99.8
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 54.4
55% 75.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
166% 1.07 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,751,565 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3500414CS 500GB Builds (Compare 8,650 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Intel H61

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $229

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