Average Bench: 30.6% (730th of 1015)

Based on 41,391 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9500325AS, ST950032 5AS, ST950032 ST9500325AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB averaged 69.3% 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 0.54MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.96MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB is 33.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 31.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 51.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 41,391 samples)
Min Avg Max
10.1 Read 55.5 76.7
13.4 Write 51.6 73.5
10.9 Mixed 31.6 39.5
15.9 SusWrite 51.2 74.4
34.9% 47.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.41 0.5
0.5 4K Write 0.96 1.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.54 0.7
95.3% 0.64 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
400GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0005
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 42 62 69 67 73 MB/s
Read 72.8
Write 73.7
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 61.8
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
445GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0011LVM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 61 67 68 70 69 MB/s
Read 69.4
Write 64
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 63.9
43% 58.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 60 58 60 60 60 MB/s
Read 73.2
Write 65.7
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 59.3
44% 59.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: D005DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 58 56 60 57 59 MB/s
Read 59.7
Write 55.5
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 57.9
38% 51.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
224GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 48 49 51 49 56 MB/s
Read 63.7
Write 58
Mixed 30
SusWrite 50.2
37% 50.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
464GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 44 41 41 40 39 MB/s
Read 76.2
Write 66.5
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 37.3
40% 54.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.53 MB/s
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0005HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 27 46 35 32 43 MB/s
Read 39.2
Write 46.3
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 36.5
27% 37.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.3
59% 0.4 MB/s
301GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 19 13 5.3 32 MB/s
Read 49.3
Write 37.2
Mixed 22.4
SusWrite 18.4
23% 31.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.67 MB/s
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Typical Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 4,735 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
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System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $304

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