Average Bench: 41.5% (483rd of 1014)

Based on 34,104 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 58.4% 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 0.65MB/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 45.5%. 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 44.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 67.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,104 samples)
Min Avg Max
10.5 Read 75.6 104
15.2 Write 67.4 105
11.2 Mixed 44.1 57.4
23.2 SusWrite 68.9 104
47% 64 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.6
0.4 4K Write 1.55 2.3
0.1 4K Mixed 0.65 0.9
118% 0.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
453GB free
Firmware: 2BA30010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 103 103 103 103 103 MB/s
Read 99.2
Write 105
Mixed 58.4
SusWrite 102
67% 91.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.2 MB/s
225GB free
Firmware: 2BA30014
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 79 86 87 86 87 MB/s
Read 87
Write 66.2
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 83.5
53% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.17 MB/s
226GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR20004
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 53 55 60 73 83 MB/s
Read 98.7
Write 94.7
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 65.3
57% 77.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1.03 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: 2BA30003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 88 82 71 88 88 MB/s
Read 55.3
Write 47
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 83.3
42% 57.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.93 MB/s
186GB free
Firmware: 2AR10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 67 68 68 69 69 MB/s
Read 49.4
Write 43.9
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 67.4
36% 49.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
5GB free
Firmware: 2AR10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 56 58 60 51 59 MB/s
Read 50.9
Write 34.5
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 55.8
32% 43.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
118% 0.8 MB/s
186GB free
Firmware: 2AR10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 52 53 52 52 53 MB/s
Read 51.6
Write 41.3
Mixed 36.6
SusWrite 52.3
34% 45.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.97 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 31 27 43 48 49 MB/s
Read 41.5
Write 72.3
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 39.9
37% 50.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,008,746 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB Builds (Compare 1,007 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300E7C

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $258

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


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