Average Bench: 35% (591st of 1014)

Based on 19,508 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 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.52MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB is 21.9%. 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 49.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 43.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,508 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.5 Read 62.6 76
23.5 Write 49.8 75.1
31.7 Mixed 43.5 51.8
32.7 SusWrite 59 76.1
39.7% 53.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.64 0.7
1 4K Write 1.52 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
131% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
429GB free
Firmware: 3.CHN
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 64 70 73 72 68 MB/s
Read 67.8
Write 59.2
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 68.7
44% 60 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
110% 0.9 MB/s
236GB free
Firmware: 3.ADG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 60 62 63 63 63 MB/s
Read 71.5
Write 67.5
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 61.7
46% 62.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
109% 0.83 MB/s
311GB free
Firmware: 3.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 58 58 58 58 59 MB/s
Read 73.5
Write 61
Mixed 45
SusWrite 57.9
44% 59.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.5
112% 0.97 MB/s
250GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 36 49 49 48 52 MB/s
Read 65.5
Write 58.5
Mixed 43.4
SusWrite 45.1
39% 53.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 49 52 52 52 MB/s
Read 50.5
Write 52.8
Mixed 39.9
SusWrite 48.2
35% 47.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
114% 0.97 MB/s
453GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 23 25 19 16 12 MB/s
Read 63.7
Write 32.1
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 20.2
28% 38 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.4
91% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical ST3500630AS 500GB Builds (Compare 38,630 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $835

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 Comments

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Excellent

1 month ago.

15 years old and still zero SMART errors; been running 24/7 for the last 6 years or so (running Debian Linux). I should probably move to another drive, since my computer still boots from this one, but I also kind of want to see how much longer it lasts.


Average

10 months ago.

Its quite loud but gets the job done.


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