Average Bench: 47.9% (349th of 1015)

more Based on 1,604 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500VT000-1DK142, ST500VT000-1BS142, ST500VT000-1BS14, ST500VT0 00-1BS142, ST500VT000-1BS142-160, ST500VT0 ST500VT000-1DK14, ST500VT0 00-1DK142, ST500VT000-1DK14

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST500VT000-1DK142 500GB averaged 52.1% 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 0.55MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 87.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500VT000-1DK142 500GB is 46%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST500VT000-1DK142 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 45.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.82MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,604 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.3 Read 87.4 115
23.5 Write 85 112
18.2 Mixed 45.4 57.8
28.9 SusWrite 79.6 112
54.5% 74.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.43 0.5
0.4 4K Write 0.82 1.3
0.3 4K Mixed 0.55 0.7
94.2% 0.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
142GB free
Firmware: 0001SDC1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 97 99 98 98 98 MB/s
Read 101
Write 94.5
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 98.1
65% 88.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.6 MB/s
336GB free
Firmware: 0001SDC1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 97 97 97 96 96 MB/s
Read 97.2
Write 94.7
Mixed 51
SusWrite 96.5
62% 84.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.57 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDC1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 79 95 98 100 95 MB/s
Read 94
Write 100
Mixed 55.5
SusWrite 88.5
62% 84.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.6 MB/s
436GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 82 82 82 76 83 MB/s
Read 83
Write 82.8
Mixed 48
SusWrite 80.6
54% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
319GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDC1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 68 78 79 55 60 MB/s
Read 82.4
Write 82.2
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 65.7
49% 66.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
79% 0.47 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,216,156 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500VT000-1DK142 500GB Builds (Compare 2,864 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 4% - Terrible Total price: $220

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