Average Bench: 31.3% (689th of 1015)

Based on 83,084 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9500325AS, ST950032 5AS, ST950032 ST9500325AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB averaged 68.7% 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 33.9%. 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 33MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 53.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 83,084 samples)
Min Avg Max
9.15 Read 55.4 75
14.3 Write 53.7 73.2
12.4 Mixed 33 39.9
18.4 SusWrite 53.5 75.8
35.9% 48.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.13 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.5 4K Write 0.96 1.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.54 0.7
95.6% 0.64 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
203GB free
Firmware: 0003BSM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 61 61 62 61 62 MB/s
Read 100
Write 28.1
Mixed 42.3
SusWrite 60.5
42% 57.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.63 MB/s
279GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 68 70 71 71 73 MB/s
Read 52.5
Write 42.1
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 70.9
36% 48.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.67 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 62 65 64 64 65 MB/s
Read 55.8
Write 55.4
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 63.2
39% 53 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.77 MB/s
389GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 44 61 59 62 65 MB/s
Read 58
Write 66.3
Mixed 37
SusWrite 59.6
41% 55.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.7 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 36 54 59 57 58 MB/s
Read 54.8
Write 60
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 52.1
37% 50.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.77 MB/s
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Typical Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 1,392 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $222

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