Average Bench: 43.1% (448th of 1015)

Based on 23,350 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 56.8% 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 1.57MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB is 42.9%. 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 43.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 68.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,350 samples)
Min Avg Max
18 Read 77.7 106
16.5 Write 68.4 106
13.7 Mixed 43.9 58.1
27.4 SusWrite 72.4 105
48.1% 65.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.6
0.5 4K Write 1.57 2.3
0.12 4K Mixed 0.66 0.9
120% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2BA30001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 63 51 51 58 53 MB/s
Read 106
Write 114
Mixed 55.4
SusWrite 59.9
62% 83.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.1 MB/s
440GB free
Firmware: 2AR1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 81 81 81 79 81 MB/s
Read 85
Write 60
Mixed 48
SusWrite 80.3
50% 68.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
175% 1.23 MB/s
368GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR20003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 76 82 90 91 90 MB/s
Read 70.3
Write 68
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 84.8
50% 68.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1.03 MB/s
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR20002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 64 80 86 82 89 MB/s
Read 78.8
Write 12.8
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 73
40% 53.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.07 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: 2AR10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 67 64 65 70 69 MB/s
Read 66.5
Write 43.5
Mixed 46
SusWrite 65.3
41% 55.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.9 MB/s
300GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR20002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 47 62 70 71 71 MB/s
Read 61.3
Write 74.5
Mixed 36
SusWrite 62
43% 58.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
110% 0.93 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,870,593 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB Builds (Compare 2,206 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300E7C

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 29% - Poor Total price: $290

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