Average Bench: 30.8% (723rd of 1015)

Based on 41,767 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9500325AS, ST950032 5AS, ST950032 ST9500325AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB averaged 69.1% 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 0.97MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB is 33.7%. 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 51MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 41,767 samples)
Min Avg Max
8.6 Read 56.4 77.4
14.7 Write 53.1 73.6
10.3 Mixed 31.7 39.5
16.9 SusWrite 51 75.4
35.2% 48.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.41 0.5
0.5 4K Write 0.97 1.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.54 0.7
94.8% 0.64 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
94GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 70 70 71 71 72 MB/s
Read 54.9
Write 49.3
Mixed 34.4
SusWrite 70.6
38% 52.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
378GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0006SDM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 44 45 65 61 69 MB/s
Read 68.3
Write 72.2
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 56.4
43% 59.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
350GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 59 58 60 62 59 MB/s
Read 61.3
Write 45.8
Mixed 37
SusWrite 58.4
37% 50.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
312GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 59 59 58 58 52 MB/s
Read 59.5
Write 48.2
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 57.2
36% 49.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.6 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 0002BSM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 36 39 36 30 49 MB/s
Read 68.8
Write 68.5
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 39.9
40% 53.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 53 52 52 51 51 MB/s
Read 50.7
Write 51
Mixed 33.7
SusWrite 51.8
34% 46.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.53 MB/s
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 33 20 43 51 54 MB/s
Read 40.6
Write 56.1
Mixed 15.5
SusWrite 39.4
28% 37.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0005
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 29 22 33 26 17 MB/s
Read 13
Write 22
Mixed 10.5
SusWrite 25.3
13% 17.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.3
58% 0.5 MB/s
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Typical Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 5,126 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $260

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