Average Bench: 46% (391st of 1015)

Based on 6,594 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500414CS, ST350041 ST3500414CS, ST350041 4CS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3500414CS 500GB averaged 53.9% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.51MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500414CS 500GB is 44.4%. 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 46.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 77.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,594 samples)
Min Avg Max
16 Read 83.1 110
26.3 Write 82.8 108
18.2 Mixed 46.5 58.5
26.3 SusWrite 77.2 108
53.1% 72.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.51 1.8
0.3 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
133% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
78GB free
Firmware: CA12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 95 95 94 76 70 MB/s
Read 105
Write 101
Mixed 54.6
SusWrite 87.2
64% 87 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
355GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CA14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 70 82 89 89 95 MB/s
Read 102
Write 95
Mixed 52
SusWrite 82.8
61% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
280GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CA14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 88 69 94 95 96 MB/s
Read 91.9
Write 97.8
Mixed 49.1
SusWrite 86.4
60% 81.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
419GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CA14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 84 82 88 87 88 MB/s
Read 86
Write 84.5
Mixed 52
SusWrite 84.4
56% 76.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
409GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CA12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 21 36 43 25 10 MB/s
Read 85.5
Write 39.5
Mixed 31
SusWrite 26.5
34% 45.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CA12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 27 31 31 33 50 MB/s
Read 55
Write 50.5
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 32.5
32% 43.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: CA12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 43 49 45 47 58 MB/s
Read 15
Write 37
Mixed 16.7
SusWrite 46.9
21% 28.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
87% 0.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,454,848 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3500414CS 500GB Builds (Compare 40,001 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $560

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