Average Bench: 54.9% (256th of 1015)

Based on 4,049 user benchmarks.  Models: STM3500418AS, STM35004 STM3500418AS, STM35004 18AS

Average average bench

The Seagate STM3500418AS 500GB averaged 45.0% 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 0.95MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.64MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate STM3500418AS 500GB is 37.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate STM3500418AS 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 57.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 91.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,049 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.6 Read 99.6 127
50 Write 96.4 125
36.8 Mixed 57.3 69.6
49 SusWrite 91.7 125
63.3% 86.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1.2 4K Write 1.64 2
0.6 4K Mixed 0.95 1.1
164% 1.09 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 128 128 129 129 128 MB/s
Read 128
Write 126
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 128
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
187% 1.23 MB/s
456GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 114 118 119 118 117 MB/s
Read 120
Write 114
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 116
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.23 MB/s
324GB free
Firmware: CC35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 115 114 114 113 113 MB/s
Read 112
Write 119
Mixed 66
SusWrite 113
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.17 MB/s
315GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 94 107 111 112 114 MB/s
Read 106
Write 103
Mixed 57.6
SusWrite 102
68% 92.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
461GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 118 117 120 117 120 MB/s
Read 90
Write 85
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 118
65% 88.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 80 82 80 82 81 MB/s
Read 90
Write 83.5
Mixed 59
SusWrite 80.6
58% 78.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 100 102 103 102 103 MB/s
Read 72.6
Write 78.7
Mixed 43.2
SusWrite 97.7
54% 73 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
433GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 30 32 44 43 58 MB/s
Read 13.8
Write 43.2
Mixed 33.4
SusWrite 39.8
24% 32.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.1
32% 0.33 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,469,149 HDDs tested.

Typical STM3500418AS 500GB Builds (Compare 10,181 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3-CF - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $619

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