Average Bench: 31.8% (674th of 1015)

Based on 71,791 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9500325AS, ST950032 5AS, ST950032 ST9500325AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB averaged 68.1% 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 0.55MB/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 52.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 71,791 samples)
Min Avg Max
13 Read 58.4 77.1
12.3 Write 53.5 72.8
11.5 Mixed 33 39.9
15.6 SusWrite 52.4 76
36.2% 49.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.5 4K Write 0.96 1.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.55 0.7
96.2% 0.64 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 50 57 73 66 71 MB/s
Read 78.5
Write 61.7
Mixed 40.1
SusWrite 62.4
45% 60.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.53 MB/s
336GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 70 69 70 69 70 MB/s
Read 68
Write 54.3
Mixed 38.3
SusWrite 69.2
42% 57.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 58 61 60 65 65 MB/s
Read 69.1
Write 67.7
Mixed 38.9
SusWrite 59.7
43% 58.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 62 61 63 63 63 MB/s
Read 65.5
Write 64.9
Mixed 38
SusWrite 62.1
42% 57.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.8 MB/s
227GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 58 68 69 70 69 MB/s
Read 60
Write 58.1
Mixed 36.9
SusWrite 65.4
40% 55.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 61 60 61 59 60 MB/s
Read 35.6
Write 29.5
Mixed 25.8
SusWrite 59.4
28% 37.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
72% 0.47 MB/s
383GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 40 14 7 37 37 MB/s
Read 68.1
Write 65.5
Mixed 35.9
SusWrite 26.1
36% 48.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
117% 0.77 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: 0002BSM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 43 40 44 45 44 MB/s
Read 47.2
Write 46.7
Mixed 32.4
SusWrite 43.7
31% 42.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.53 MB/s
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Typical Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 3,936 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $231

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