Average Bench: 41.6% (485th of 1015)

Based on 25,541 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 58.3% 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 0.65MB/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 45.3%. 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 43.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 67.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,541 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.3 Read 75.8 106
17 Write 67.1 105
14.2 Mixed 43.8 58.5
21.9 SusWrite 69.1 105
47% 64 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.43 0.6
0.4 4K Write 1.55 2.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.65 0.9
119% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 2AR10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 102 111 114 90 84 MB/s
Read 114
Write 74
Mixed 59
SusWrite 99.9
64% 86.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.2 MB/s
263GB free
Firmware: 2BA30014
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 88 90 90 92 92 MB/s
Read 96.2
Write 84.2
Mixed 49.6
SusWrite 88.5
58% 79.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.17 MB/s
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2BA3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 84 91 94 95 95 MB/s
Read 88
Write 98.8
Mixed 53
SusWrite 89.3
60% 82.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 1.07 MB/s
251GB free
Firmware: 2BA30010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 92 98 102 101 MB/s
Read 62.5
Write 64.8
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 95.1
48% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
278GB free
Firmware: 2AR20002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 80 83 81 83 82 MB/s
Read 68.5
Write 84
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 81.7
51% 69.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 65 70 66 76 76 MB/s
Read 79
Write 80.8
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 68.4
50% 68.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
118% 0.83 MB/s
7GB free
Firmware: 2AR10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 58 59 57 58 58 MB/s
Read 53.3
Write 45.2
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 58
36% 49.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.93 MB/s
395GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2BA30001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 61 59 72 88 90 MB/s
Read 2
Write 59.7
Mixed 15
SusWrite 72
27% 37.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
102% 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 21,315,352 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB Builds (Compare 2,398 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: 35% - Below average Total price: $306

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