Average Bench: 43% (440th of 1015)

Based on 47,588 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 57.0% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.62MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB is 41%. 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 46MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 66.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 47,588 samples)
Min Avg Max
18 Read 75.5 102
17 Write 66.7 104
18.2 Mixed 46 58.4
27.9 SusWrite 74.1 107
48.2% 65.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.45 0.6
0.5 4K Write 1.62 2.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.69 1
125% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 2BA30001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 113 113 112 114 114 MB/s
Read 109
Write 77.2
Mixed 63.9
SusWrite 113
67% 90.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: 2BA30001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 81 88 83 88 90 MB/s
Read 124
Write 35.7
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 85.6
57% 77.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
292GB free
Firmware: 2AR10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 98 99 97 100 100 MB/s
Read 75.6
Write 54.4
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 97
50% 68.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.93 MB/s
459GB free
Firmware: 2AR20002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 57 57 55 55 55 MB/s
Read 104
Write 33.7
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 55.2
45% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
108% 0.9 MB/s
198GB free
Firmware: 2BA30010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 81 81 82 82 82 MB/s
Read 72.7
Write 87.8
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 81.2
54% 73.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.13 MB/s
329GB free
Firmware: 2AR10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 73 73 73 74 74 MB/s
Read 74.9
Write 40.1
Mixed 47.2
SusWrite 72.1
43% 58.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: 2BA30010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 38 40 43 42 MB/s
Read 82
Write 34.1
Mixed 32.6
SusWrite 41
35% 47.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.8 MB/s
71GB free
Firmware: 2AR10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 63 64 65 65 66 MB/s
Read 56.3
Write 34.8
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 63.1
34% 46.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.83 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,415,977 HDDs tested

Typical ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB Builds (Compare 3,243 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $80

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 Comments

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Good

4 years ago.

i use it as a pc hdd was a laptop one got very cheap


Average

15 months ago.

Find these in Xbox 360's and Xbox ones. If you need it, sure go ahead.


Good

2 years ago.

It performs reasonably for its age. Good enough as a secondary storage drive for my old laptop.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Took it from a broken Xbox One, didn't need it but nice to have if my 870 EVO ever broke for some reason.


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