Average Bench: 77.2% (95th of 1015)

more Based on 4,098 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1500DM003-9YN16G, ST1500DM003-1CH1, ST1500DM 003-1CH16G, ST1500DM ST1500DM003-1CH1, ST1500DM ST1500DM003-9YN1, ST1500DM 003-9YN16G, ST1500DM003-1CH16G, ST1500DM003-9YN1

Good average bench

The Seagate ST1500DM003-9YN16G 1.5TB averaged 22.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate ST1500DM003-9YN16G 1.5TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.71MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 138MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST1500DM003-9YN16G 1.5TB is 52.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST1500DM003-9YN16G 1.5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 73.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.17MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,098 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.7 Read 138 188
59.1 Write 116 172
48.8 Mixed 73.1 84.3
75.3 SusWrite 132 173
84.1% 115 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.78 1.1
0.7 4K Write 1.17 1.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
133% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: HP16
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 169 173 169 175 171 MB/s
Read 152
Write 113
Mixed 65.1
SusWrite 172
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 0.9 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: HP16
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 133 161 166 167 144 MB/s
Read 164
Write 139
Mixed 81
SusWrite 149
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.9 MB/s
843GB free
Firmware: CC24
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 152 152 152 152 154 MB/s
Read 153
Write 132
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 152
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 0.9 MB/s
154GB free
Firmware: CC4H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 123 152 146 148 147 MB/s
Read 164
Write 150
Mixed 73
SusWrite 139
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.87 MB/s
615GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 149 153 157 155 156 MB/s
Read 139
Write 119
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 146
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 76 103 134 134 142 MB/s
Read 145
Write 146
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 115
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.1 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: CC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 124 127 130 130 127 MB/s
Read 126
Write 124
Mixed 66
SusWrite 128
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 0.83 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 30,948,672 HDDs tested.

Typical ST1500DM003-9YN16G 1.5TB Builds (Compare 62 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: HP 500-054

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $273

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