Average Bench: 43.1% (447th of 1015)

Based on 41,468 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 56.9% 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 1.58MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB is 45%. 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 45.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 67.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 41,468 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.5 Read 76.5 106
19.8 Write 67.3 104
16.6 Mixed 45.2 58.1
28.2 SusWrite 73.4 106
48.2% 65.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.43 0.6
0.5 4K Write 1.58 2.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.66 0.9
121% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
440GB free
Firmware: 2AR10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 107 109 109 109 109 MB/s
Read 105
Write 73.2
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 106
62% 84.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
331GB free
Firmware: 2AR20002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 89 90 89 89 90 MB/s
Read 93.6
Write 59.5
Mixed 52
SusWrite 88.4
54% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.17 MB/s
354GB free
Firmware: 2BA30010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 81 80 73 70 68 MB/s
Read 59.5
Write 61.4
Mixed 46.6
SusWrite 74.4
45% 60.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
138% 0.87 MB/s
75GB free
Firmware: 2BA30010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 62 62 62 61 62 MB/s
Read 61
Write 57.7
Mixed 39.7
SusWrite 61.7
40% 55 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
160% 1 MB/s
240GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR20002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 22 21 21 44 68 MB/s
Read 75.7
Write 66.9
Mixed 37.1
SusWrite 38.4
40% 54.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: 2AR10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 29 27 27 29 28 MB/s
Read 59.8
Write 15.4
Mixed 29.9
SusWrite 28.2
25% 33.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
88% 0.63 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,053,254 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB Builds (Compare 1,966 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300E7C

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $265

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 Comments

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Good

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months 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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