Average Bench: 37.8% (547th of 1015)

Based on 18 user benchmarks.  Model: ST3500630AS
Poor: 33%Average: 37.8% Great: 42%

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Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3500630AS 224GB averaged 62.1% 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 Read Speed 0.63MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500630AS 224GB is just 8.99%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3500630AS 224GB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 56.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 57MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.2 Read 71.2 77
31.2 Write 56.1 76
25.1 Mixed 52.1 71.4
39.2 SusWrite 57 74.9
43.8% 59.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.47 4K Read 0.63 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.21 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.54 0.8
108% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
94GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 60 65 65 66 65 MB/s
Read 72.2
Write 68.8
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 63.7
46% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 62 62 62 63 62 MB/s
Read 73.5
Write 48.2
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 62
42% 57.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 51 62 53 62 57 MB/s
Read 74.3
Write 42
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 56.2
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.8 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 53 62 54 61 58 MB/s
Read 71.3
Write 48.7
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 57.6
41% 55.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
122% 0.73 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 53 59 53 58 55 MB/s
Read 69.5
Write 31.2
Mixed 46
SusWrite 54.6
37% 50.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
116% 0.67 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 26 29 30 30 61 MB/s
Read 68.7
Write 49.5
Mixed 44.8
SusWrite 39.2
38% 50.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,746,444 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3500630AS 224GB Builds (Compare 346 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $257

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