Average Bench: 42.7% (464th of 1015)

Based on 18,378 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB, ST500LM012 HN-M5, ST500LM0 12, ST500LM0 12 HN-M500MBB

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB averaged 57.3% 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 1.55MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB is 40.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 44.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 67.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,378 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.6 Read 77 106
17.1 Write 67.5 105
16.8 Mixed 44.7 58.1
29.1 SusWrite 71.5 105
47.9% 65.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.43 0.6
0.5 4K Write 1.55 2.3
0.25 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
122% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2BA30001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 93 98 101 96 99 MB/s
Read 104
Write 110
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 95.9
67% 91.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
342GB free
Firmware: 2BA30003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 99 101 102 101 102 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 57.8
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 101
56% 76.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 1 MB/s
395GB free
Firmware: 2AR10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 97 97 96 97 97 MB/s
Read 90.7
Write 69.7
Mixed 57.7
SusWrite 96.7
58% 78.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.07 MB/s
198GB free
Firmware: 2BA30001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 77 78 75 78 76 MB/s
Read 81
Write 84.2
Mixed 49
SusWrite 74.8
53% 72.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.97 MB/s
343GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR20002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 25 50 67 73 79 MB/s
Read 84.5
Write 83.5
Mixed 40.3
SusWrite 55.6
48% 66 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: 2BA30010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 59 57 60 64 64 MB/s
Read 79.4
Write 60.9
Mixed 42.6
SusWrite 60.5
45% 60.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
110% 0.93 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR20002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 43 28 42 49 53 MB/s
Read 74.3
Write 79.2
Mixed 40.2
SusWrite 40.9
43% 58.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,411,084 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB Builds (Compare 2,033 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300E7C

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $334

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