Average Bench: 27.3% (815th of 1015)

Based on 26 user benchmarks.  Model: ST3500641NS EIT

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST3500641NS EIT 500GB averaged 72.6% 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 0.47MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.49MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500641NS EIT 500GB is just 14.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3500641NS EIT 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 37.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 44.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.8 Read 49 59.3
31 Write 44.2 55.3
21.9 Mixed 37.1 52.5
28.4 SusWrite 48 58.7
32.9% 44.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.32 4K Read 0.49 0.62
0.79 4K Write 0.93 1.14
0.21 4K Mixed 0.47 0.8
89.7% 0.63 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
403GB free
Firmware: 3.AES
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 59 59 58 59 59 MB/s
Read 55.8
Write 37.5
Mixed 42.4
SusWrite 58.7
36% 48.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.77 MB/s
403GB free
Firmware: 3.AES
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 57 58 58 58 57 MB/s
Read 56.9
Write 41
Mixed 41.9
SusWrite 57.5
36% 49.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.8 MB/s
407GB free
Firmware: 3.AES
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 56 55 55 56 55 MB/s
Read 58.3
Write 51.8
Mixed 39
SusWrite 55.1
38% 51.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.77 MB/s
389GB free
Firmware: 3.AES
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 54 55 56 55 55 MB/s
Read 58.5
Write 40.7
Mixed 42
SusWrite 54.9
36% 49 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.8 MB/s
353GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AES
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 34 37 42 44 45 MB/s
Read 53.2
Write 54
Mixed 40.7
SusWrite 39.6
35% 46.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
99% 0.7 MB/s
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AES
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 26 36 42 43 39 MB/s
Read 48
Write 46
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 36.5
31% 42.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.63 MB/s
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AES
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 26 28 28 31 31 MB/s
Read 27.8
Write 31
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 28.4
20% 27.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,764,346 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3500641NS EIT 500GB Builds (Compare 1,139 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H81I (MS-7851) - $78

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $598

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