Average Bench: 34.6% (614th of 1015)

Based on 15,035 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500630AS, ST350063 0A, ST350063 0AS, ST350063 ST3500630AS, Seagate ST3500630AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB averaged 65.4% 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 0.67MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.54MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB is 21.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 49.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 42.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,035 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.2 Read 61.7 75.7
22 Write 49.3 74.6
25.2 Mixed 42.6 51.4
32 SusWrite 58.4 75.8
39.1% 53 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.63 0.7
0.94 4K Write 1.54 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
129% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 72 73 73 73 73 MB/s
Read 71.7
Write 53.4
Mixed 47.6
SusWrite 72.9
45% 61.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
39GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 54 55 55 55 55 MB/s
Read 69.5
Write 74.5
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 54.3
46% 62.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
116% 0.97 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 62 64 65 65 65 MB/s
Read 50
Write 28.5
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 64
34% 45.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.07 MB/s
296GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 48 51 51 51 52 MB/s
Read 50.8
Write 36.3
Mixed 37.4
SusWrite 50.7
32% 43.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
118% 1.03 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: 3.AFM
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 45 45 45 45 45 MB/s
Read 47
Write 42
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 45.5
32% 42.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.4
97% 0.83 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: 3.AFM
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 41 43 43 43 43 MB/s
Read 49
Write 35.5
Mixed 34.7
SusWrite 42.2
30% 40.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
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Typical ST3500630AS 500GB Builds (Compare 43,321 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 30%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $501

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