Average Bench: 46.8% (369th of 1015)

Based on 7,346 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500414CS, ST350041 ST3500414CS, ST350041 4CS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3500414CS 500GB averaged 53.2% 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 1.52MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500414CS 500GB is 39.6%. 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 47.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 77.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,346 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.2 Read 85.2 110
32.5 Write 85.1 109
22.6 Mixed 47.5 59.2
24.7 SusWrite 77.6 111
54.2% 73.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.23 4K Read 0.56 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.52 1.8
0.3 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
133% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
464GB free
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 109 109 110 111 110 MB/s
Read 99
Write 97
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 109
65% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: CA12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 78 80 78 79 79 MB/s
Read 92.8
Write 89
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 78.8
57% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: CA12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 79 78 78 78 80 MB/s
Read 93.3
Write 90.2
Mixed 52
SusWrite 78.1
58% 78.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: CA14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 64 65 66 74 77 MB/s
Read 91.8
Write 85.5
Mixed 46.2
SusWrite 67.4
53% 72.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: CA12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 66 68 68 68 66 MB/s
Read 67.6
Write 64.8
Mixed 41.4
SusWrite 67.2
44% 60.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: CA12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 58 58 58 59 59 MB/s
Read 70
Write 73
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 58.4
45% 61.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,112,508 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3500414CS 500GB Builds (Compare 46,261 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

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

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