Average Bench: 34.6% (611th of 1015)

Based on 17,068 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 0.66MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.53MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB is 24%. 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 43.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,068 samples)
Min Avg Max
35 Read 61.7 76.3
21.9 Write 50 75.2
29 Mixed 43.2 52
30 SusWrite 58.5 76.1
39.4% 53.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.64 0.7
0.9 4K Write 1.53 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.66 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%
374GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 77 77 77 77 77 MB/s
Read 73.2
Write 54.7
Mixed 53
SusWrite 76.7
48% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
300GB free
Firmware: 3.CHN
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 73 74 73 74 MB/s
Read 71
Write 54.3
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 73.4
46% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
161GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 60 60 60 61 61 MB/s
Read 75.5
Write 53
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 59.9
44% 59.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
144GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 70 70 70 70 70 MB/s
Read 44.5
Write 27.2
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 69.8
32% 43.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 52 48 52 55 55 MB/s
Read 45.8
Write 46.2
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 52.6
34% 45.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
125% 1 MB/s
263GB free
Firmware: 3.CHN
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 45 46 41 46 46 MB/s
Read 45.5
Write 20.7
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 44.8
27% 36.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 39 39 39 40 40 MB/s
Read 45
Write 38
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 39.6
29% 39.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.3
70% 0.6 MB/s
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 29 20 33 32 MB/s
Read 48.8
Write 43.5
Mixed 39
SusWrite 25.8
29% 39.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
110% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical ST3500630AS 500GB Builds (Compare 47,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $452

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