Average Bench: 64.2% (172nd of 1015)

Based on 81 user benchmarks.  Model: MB0500EBZQA

Above average average bench

The MB0500EBZQA 500GB averaged 35.7% 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 1.73MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the MB0500EBZQA 500GB is 46.8%. 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 77.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 94.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 81 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.4 Read 118 156
37.9 Write 109 150
21.3 Mixed 77.1 139
13.4 SusWrite 94.4 155
73.4% 99.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.27 4K Read 0.77 1
0.52 4K Write 1.73 2.49
0.21 4K Mixed 0.66 1.1
138% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
461GB free
Firmware: HPG1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 155 157 156 157 157 MB/s
Read 155
Write 148
Mixed 71.9
SusWrite 156
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
204% 1.47 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: HPG1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 152 154 153 154 152 MB/s
Read 150
Write 141
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 153
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
221% 1.57 MB/s
464GB free
Firmware: HPG0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 138
Write 37.7
Mixed 41
SusWrite 41.8
47% 64.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.8 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPG1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 83 79 84 80 85 MB/s
Read 73.3
Write 105
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 79.2
56% 76.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
120% 0.7 MB/s
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPG1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 59 50 46 43 70 MB/s
Read 95
Write 91
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 55.8
54% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
388GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPG1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 50 47 75 84 68 MB/s
Read 82
Write 76.1
Mixed 49.4
SusWrite 61.5
50% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
296GB free
Firmware: HPG2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 54 45 55 62 63 MB/s
Read 80.7
Write 39.2
Mixed 18.5
SusWrite 52.7
35% 47.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.2
45% 0.4 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,164,774 HDDs tested.

Typical MB0500EBZQA 500GB Builds (Compare 11,918 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $205

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