Average Bench: 31% (702nd of 1015)

Based on 60,685 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9500325AS, ST950032 5AS, ST950032 ST9500325AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB averaged 68.9% 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 0.99MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB is 32.9%. 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 32MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 51.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 60,685 samples)
Min Avg Max
10.3 Read 56.7 76.5
14.1 Write 53.7 73.3
11 Mixed 32 39.5
16.8 SusWrite 51.3 74.7
35.5% 48.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.16 4K Read 0.41 0.5
0.56 4K Write 0.99 1.34
0.2 4K Mixed 0.54 0.7
95.7% 0.65 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
44GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 68 67 70 70 70 MB/s
Read 67.1
Write 67.4
Mixed 35.6
SusWrite 69.1
44% 59.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.6 MB/s
446GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002BSM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 62 59 65 66 66 MB/s
Read 68.4
Write 65
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 61.6
43% 58.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.63 MB/s
243GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 52 49 54 56 60 MB/s
Read 58.2
Write 55.4
Mixed 29.6
SusWrite 51.1
36% 48.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 55 40 52 56 64 MB/s
Read 53.6
Write 50.2
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 50
34% 46.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.73 MB/s
218GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 14 20 38 42 53 MB/s
Read 66.3
Write 62
Mixed 38.7
SusWrite 34.9
37% 50.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
335GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 23 53 28 23 20 MB/s
Read 16.7
Write 21.2
Mixed 17.7
SusWrite 33.4
16% 22.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
49% 0.33 MB/s
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Typical Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 1,932 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $228

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