Average Bench: 30.5% (736th of 1015)

Based on 35,553 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9500325AS, ST950032 5AS, ST950032 ST9500325AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB averaged 69.5% 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 0.53MB/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 33.6%. 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 31.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 50.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,553 samples)
Min Avg Max
9.73 Read 55.4 76.7
13 Write 52.5 73.5
10.7 Mixed 31.7 39.7
16.2 SusWrite 50.7 74.8
34.9% 47.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.4 0.5
0.5 4K Write 0.96 1.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.53 0.7
94.1% 0.63 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
423GB free
Firmware: D005DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 73 73 71 73 72 MB/s
Read 73.7
Write 62
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 72.1
45% 61.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
368GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 59 59 59 59 58 MB/s
Read 64.3
Write 64.5
Mixed 38.7
SusWrite 58.7
42% 56.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
98% 0.6 MB/s
395GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 48 62 66 66 71 MB/s
Read 60.8
Write 76.9
Mixed 38.7
SusWrite 60.6
44% 59.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.67 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: 0002BSM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 40 40 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 73
Write 72
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 39.6
41% 55.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0005HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 52 54 48 54 51 MB/s
Read 57
Write 50.3
Mixed 32
SusWrite 50.7
35% 47.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.57 MB/s
302GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 43 43 52 45 55 MB/s
Read 53
Write 29
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 43.7
29% 39.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
84% 0.6 MB/s
448GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 15 12 15 17 24 MB/s
Read 9.7
Write 10.7
Mixed 13.6
SusWrite 17.2
10% 12.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
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Typical Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 4,404 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
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System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $270

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