Average Bench: 63.7% (175th of 1015)

Based on 88 user benchmarks.  Model: MB0500EBZQA

Above average average bench

The MB0500EBZQA 500GB averaged 36.2% 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 1.72MB/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 75.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 94.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 88 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.1 Read 117 155
25.9 Write 109 150
22.4 Mixed 75.1 138
23.1 SusWrite 94.8 154
72.8% 98.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.28 4K Read 0.76 1
0.53 4K Write 1.72 2.45
0.2 4K Mixed 0.66 1.1
137% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
351GB free
Firmware: HPG0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 129 133 128 130 130 MB/s
Read 141
Write 137
Mixed 68
SusWrite 130
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
143% 1.2 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: HPG1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 93 123 137 128 117 MB/s
Read 119
Write 109
Mixed 56.8
SusWrite 115
73% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
184% 1.27 MB/s
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPG2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 40 72 81 115 114 MB/s
Read 125
Write 16.2
Mixed 39.3
SusWrite 80
48% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
93% 0.67 MB/s
201GB free
Firmware: HPG2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 77 78 79 79 79 MB/s
Read 121
Write 124
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 78.2
72% 97.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPG1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 98 115 113 118 114 MB/s
Read 87
Write 96.7
Mixed 56.2
SusWrite 108
64% 86.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
111% 0.87 MB/s
445GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPG2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 35 81 63 70 98 MB/s
Read 101
Write 101
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 64.3
55% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.1
48% 0.57 MB/s
409GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPG1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 97 105 118 121 109 MB/s
Read 43
Write 128
Mixed 39
SusWrite 104
57% 78.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 1.1
162% 0.87 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,360,214 HDDs tested.

Typical MB0500EBZQA 500GB Builds (Compare 13,212 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $237

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