Average Bench: 63.5% (176th of 1015)

Based on 97 user benchmarks.  Model: MB0500EBZQA

Above average average bench

The MB0500EBZQA 500GB averaged 36.4% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.75MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the MB0500EBZQA 500GB is 43.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the MB0500EBZQA 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 74MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 94.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 97 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.3 Read 117 154
35.5 Write 109 151
23.8 Mixed 74 136
31.2 SusWrite 94.6 153
72.8% 98.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.77 1
0.53 4K Write 1.75 2.41
0.21 4K Mixed 0.69 1.1
142% 1.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPG2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 108 122 112 140 139 MB/s
Read 146
Write 154
Mixed 72
SusWrite 126
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
215% 1.5 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: HPG2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 128 128 129 128 129 MB/s
Read 138
Write 142
Mixed 68.3
SusWrite 128
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
197% 1.33 MB/s
323GB free
Firmware: HPG2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 120 122 119 116 118 MB/s
Read 144
Write 140
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 119
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
206% 1.47 MB/s
244GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPG1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 35 116 114 120 123 MB/s
Read 108
Write 113
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 94.9
70% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
184% 1.27 MB/s
11GB free
Firmware: HPG0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 89 90 90 90 93 MB/s
Read 115
Write 121
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 86.1
71% 96.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
266GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPG1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 94 100 95 100 96 MB/s
Read 100
Write 95.5
Mixed 65.3
SusWrite 98.5
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.17 MB/s
328GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPG0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 65 32 8.3 10 34 MB/s
Read 111
Write 77.7
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 35.7
50% 68 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,495,095 HDDs tested.

Typical MB0500EBZQA 500GB Builds (Compare 15,540 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $127

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