Average Bench: 34.9% (608th of 1015)

Based on 14,984 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500630AS, ST350063 0A, ST350063 0AS, ST350063 ST3500630AS, Seagate ST3500630AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB averaged 65.0% 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 1.55MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB is 24.2%. 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 50MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 43MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,984 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.8 Read 62.4 76
24.9 Write 50 75.4
29.2 Mixed 43 51.6
30 SusWrite 59 76.5
39.6% 53.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.64 0.7
1 4K Write 1.55 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%
361GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 73 74 74 74 MB/s
Read 74.6
Write 52.7
Mixed 49.8
SusWrite 73.6
46% 62.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
235GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 77 75 77 77 77 MB/s
Read 68.3
Write 48
Mixed 45.5
SusWrite 76.3
44% 59.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.5
120% 1.03 MB/s
243GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 74 75 76 76 76 MB/s
Read 68.5
Write 40.7
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 74.1
42% 57.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.1 MB/s
441GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 63 57 60 74 76 MB/s
Read 64
Write 48.3
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 60.9
41% 55.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
103% 0.77 MB/s
177GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 59 61 61 61 61 MB/s
Read 59.3
Write 37
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 60.3
36% 48.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.03 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: 3.ADG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 46 50 50 50 50 MB/s
Read 63.2
Write 62.1
Mixed 46.2
SusWrite 49.1
41% 55.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: 3.CHN
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 52 56 49 53 56 MB/s
Read 44.3
Write 26.2
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 52.5
29% 39.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
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Typical ST3500630AS 500GB Builds (Compare 40,011 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $560

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