Average Bench: 42.3% (459th of 1015)

Based on 47,802 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 57.6% 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 1.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB is 48.3%. 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 45MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 47,802 samples)
Min Avg Max
11.4 Read 76.1 107
18.4 Write 66 103
13.1 Mixed 45 59.3
24.7 SusWrite 71.2 108
47.5% 64.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.44 0.6
0.4 4K Write 1.6 2.3
0.1 4K Mixed 0.66 0.9
122% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
460GB free
Firmware: 2BA30010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 114 114 114 111 112 MB/s
Read 102
Write 96.8
Mixed 60.2
SusWrite 113
68% 92.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.17 MB/s
429GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 99 101 101 101 101 MB/s
Read 96.7
Write 60
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 97.4
57% 76.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
429GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 99 100 101 101 101 MB/s
Read 94.4
Write 63.4
Mixed 53.2
SusWrite 98.5
57% 77.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 63 81 75 90 98 MB/s
Read 97.9
Write 100
Mixed 43.1
SusWrite 77.6
58% 79.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.7
106% 0.53 MB/s
463GB free
Firmware: 2BA30001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 77 88 88 87 88 MB/s
Read 84.5
Write 64.1
Mixed 50.9
SusWrite 83.9
52% 70.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.2 MB/s
292GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2BA30001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.1 31 57 35 46 53 MB/s
Read 80.1
Write 21.2
Mixed 46.2
SusWrite 38
34% 46.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 1.07 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 49 46 42 48 49 MB/s
Read 35.8
Write 10.5
Mixed 35.6
SusWrite 46
24% 32 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.3
65% 0.5 MB/s
373GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 26 22 23 31 44 MB/s
Read 6.8
Write 27
Mixed 3.8
SusWrite 28.1
12% 16.4 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.1
18% 0.17 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,751,073 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB Builds (Compare 2,163 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: $259

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 Comments

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Good

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 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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