Average Bench: 31.3% (690th 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 BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
459GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 77 76 76 76 76 MB/s
Read 78.7
Write 63.3
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 75.8
47% 64.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.53 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: 0002BSM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 71 72 72 72 73 MB/s
Read 74.7
Write 66.4
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 72
46% 62.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.63 MB/s
411GB free
Firmware: D005DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 66 67 67 67 69 MB/s
Read 70.2
Write 53.4
Mixed 39.2
SusWrite 67.3
42% 57.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
99% 0.57 MB/s
463GB free
Firmware: 0005HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 71 70 69 71 70 MB/s
Read 67
Write 69.8
Mixed 38.8
SusWrite 70.1
45% 61.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
381GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 61 59 63 61 64 MB/s
Read 62.6
Write 54.1
Mixed 36
SusWrite 61.4
39% 53.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
349GB free
Firmware: 0005HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 53 53 52 53 53 MB/s
Read 71
Write 58.7
Mixed 39
SusWrite 52.5
41% 55.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 57 49 64 66 66 MB/s
Read 64.9
Write 55.2
Mixed 37.9
SusWrite 56.5
40% 53.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.53 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: 0011LVM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 45 44 44 45 44 MB/s
Read 56.9
Write 54
Mixed 35.1
SusWrite 44.3
35% 47.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
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Typical Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 1,952 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $228

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