Average Bench: 26.6% (839th of 1015)

Based on 23 user benchmarks.  Model: ST3500641NS EIT

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST3500641NS EIT 500GB averaged 73.3% 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 0.43MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.48MB/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 36.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 44.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.8 Read 48 59.3
31 Write 44.7 55.3
21.9 Mixed 36.4 52.5
28.4 SusWrite 44.6 56.3
32.1% 43.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.32 4K Read 0.48 0.62
0.79 4K Write 0.92 1.14
0.21 4K Mixed 0.43 0.7
84.7% 0.61 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 3.AES
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 56 57 56 57 MB/s
Read 58.8
Write 39
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 56.3
37% 49.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.77 MB/s
447GB free
Firmware: 3.AES
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 57 56 55 54 54 MB/s
Read 59.3
Write 55.3
Mixed 40.8
SusWrite 55.3
39% 52.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.73 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
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AES
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 38 36 45 43 46 MB/s
Read 54.3
Write 49.5
Mixed 39
SusWrite 40.6
34% 45.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 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
344GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 37 35 47 42 42 MB/s
Read 33
Write 53.2
Mixed 35
SusWrite 40.3
30% 40.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
98% 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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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,179,914 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3500641NS EIT 500GB Builds (Compare 1,014 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $619

Popular ST3500641NS EIT 500GB compatible motherboards:

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