Average Bench: 66.8% (152nd of 1015)

Based on 1,629 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500NM0011, ST500NM0 ST500NM0011, ST500NM0 011

Above average average bench

The Seagate ST500NM0011 500GB averaged 33.2% 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 0.96MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500NM0011 500GB is 43.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST500NM0011 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 63.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,629 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.6 Read 120 149
67.5 Write 116 146
39.5 Mixed 63.5 75
57.2 SusWrite 112 146
75.5% 103 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.86 1
1.3 4K Write 2 2.4
0.5 4K Mixed 0.96 1.1
179% 1.27 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
451GB free
Firmware: PA07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 139 138 139 139 139 MB/s
Read 141
Write 134
Mixed 68.6
SusWrite 138
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
202% 1.43 MB/s
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 131 123 135 135 141 MB/s
Read 140
Write 142
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 129
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
190% 1.33 MB/s
389GB free
Firmware: SN03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 139 140 140 140 142 MB/s
Read 112
Write 107
Mixed 62.1
SusWrite 140
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
186% 1.3 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: PA09
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 114 111 117 114 113 MB/s
Read 77.4
Write 66.1
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 114
57% 77.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: SN02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 92 92 92 93 93 MB/s
Read 76.8
Write 74.9
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 92.1
54% 73.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PA07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 69 62 67 54 52 MB/s
Read 44.2
Write 84.1
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 59.2
43% 58 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.6 MB/s
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Typical ST500NM0011 500GB Builds (Compare 6,515 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $507

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