Average Bench: 40.2% (504th of 1015)

more Based on 6,881 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500LM030-1RK17D, ST500LM0 30-2E717D, ST500LM0 ST500LM030-2E717, ST500LM030-2E717, ST500LM0 ST500LM030-1RK17, ST500LM030-2E717D, ST500LM030-1RK17, ST500LM0 30-1RK17D

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST500LM030-1RK17D 500GB averaged 59.7% 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 0.46MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.22MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500LM030-1RK17D 500GB is 54.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST500LM030-1RK17D 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 47.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 68.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,881 samples)
Min Avg Max
14 Read 68.9 115
15.5 Write 80.7 126
12.5 Mixed 47.1 67.7
17 SusWrite 70.7 126
49.1% 66.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.87 1.8
0.4 4K Write 2.22 4.6
0.1 4K Mixed 0.46 0.8
128% 1.18 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 129 133 133 129 127 MB/s
Read 105
Write 114
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 130
73% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
208% 1.5 MB/s
428GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 135 137 136 136 141 MB/s
Read 90.5
Write 144
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 136
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.7
186% 1.63 MB/s
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 92 117 116 101 108 MB/s
Read 76.8
Write 126
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 106
68% 92.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.2
145% 1.87 MB/s
410GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RSM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 94 87 94 92 69 MB/s
Read 69.5
Write 65.1
Mixed 38.2
SusWrite 83.1
47% 64 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.7
169% 1.63 MB/s
400GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 74 85 88 91 92 MB/s
Read 59.5
Write 93.3
Mixed 66
SusWrite 81.2
56% 75 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
62% 0.53 MB/s
227GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 45 39 62 79 50 MB/s
Read 60.5
Write 42
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 53
38% 51.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.3
83% 0.87 MB/s
366GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LCM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 85 45 68 59 82 MB/s
Read 44
Write 85.7
Mixed 57.5
SusWrite 67.6
47% 63.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0
56% 0.67 MB/s
285GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LCM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 29 53 76 72 73 MB/s
Read 50.2
Write 41
Mixed 44.8
SusWrite 58.5
36% 48.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
86% 0.63 MB/s
409GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 40 38 28 22 20 MB/s
Read 70.8
Write 67.8
Mixed 29.1
SusWrite 31.5
36% 49.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
160% 1.17 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,682,002 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500LM030-1RK17D 500GB Builds (Compare 384 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Asus X441NA

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