Average Bench: 29.4% (753rd of 1015)

Based on 333 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HM500LI

Very poor average bench

The Samsung HM500LI 500GB averaged 70.6% 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 0.37MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.88MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HM500LI 500GB is 22.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung HM500LI 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 33MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 49MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 333 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.3 Read 52.6 68.4
21.4 Write 50.2 68
15.8 Mixed 33 63.2
17.3 SusWrite 49 66.3
34% 46.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.37 0.5
0.4 4K Write 0.88 1.2
0.13 4K Mixed 0.37 0.6
72.6% 0.54 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
366GB free
Firmware: 2TF00_00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 52 50 56 57 53 MB/s
Read 68.6
Write 46.2
Mixed 31.9
SusWrite 53.2
37% 50 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.4
80% 0.6 MB/s
267GB free
Firmware: 2TF00_00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 61 60 61 59 MB/s
Read 60.3
Write 62.6
Mixed 39.6
SusWrite 61
41% 55.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
425GB free
Firmware: 2TF00_00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 63 48 61 62 64 MB/s
Read 50.8
Write 52.7
Mixed 26
SusWrite 60.5
35% 47.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
82% 0.6 MB/s
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2TF00_00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 48 39 44 46 49 MB/s
Read 54.5
Write 58.5
Mixed 13.5
SusWrite 45.9
31% 43.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
58% 0.47 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: 2TF00_00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 48 46 44 44 46 MB/s
Read 54.1
Write 47.2
Mixed 30.1
SusWrite 45.8
32% 44.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.63 MB/s
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2TF00_00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 45 36 40 46 47 MB/s
Read 50
Write 54.7
Mixed 35
SusWrite 41.6
33% 45.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
82% 0.6 MB/s
419GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2TF00_00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 38 41 36 39 38 MB/s
Read 30.2
Write 31.9
Mixed 18.6
SusWrite 37.9
22% 29.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.3
63% 0.47 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,354,580 HDDs tested.

Typical HM500LI 500GB Builds (Compare 54,699 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $370

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,246

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