Average Bench: 66% (159th of 1015)

Based on 1,729 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500NM0011, ST500NM0 ST500NM0011, ST500NM0 011

Above average average bench

The Seagate ST500NM0011 500GB averaged 34.0% 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 1.98MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500NM0011 500GB is 44.1%. 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 62.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,729 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.4 Read 119 148
67.2 Write 115 145
38 Mixed 62.9 75
57.2 SusWrite 110 146
74.7% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.45 4K Read 0.85 1
1.25 4K Write 1.98 2.4
0.5 4K Mixed 0.95 1.1
178% 1.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
426GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PA07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 100 115 130 137 128 MB/s
Read 141
Write 134
Mixed 70
SusWrite 120
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
165% 1.3 MB/s
340GB free
Firmware: PD0A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 131 129 128 129 129 MB/s
Read 132
Write 126
Mixed 69.4
SusWrite 130
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
202% 1.43 MB/s
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PA09
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 107 104 107 111 112 MB/s
Read 147
Write 148
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 109
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
204% 1.47 MB/s
303GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 120 112 116 120 121 MB/s
Read 125
Write 126
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 114
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
184% 1.23 MB/s
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 64 91 120 126 109 MB/s
Read 113
Write 112
Mixed 63.6
SusWrite 98.7
71% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
230GB free
Firmware: SN03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 62 66 68 65 66 MB/s
Read 132
Write 99.5
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 65.4
67% 91.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
205% 1.43 MB/s
144GB free
Firmware: SN02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 122 122 123 123 122 MB/s
Read 74.6
Write 75.1
Mixed 53.4
SusWrite 120
59% 80.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.07 MB/s
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PA09
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 80 95 100 101 106 MB/s
Read 60.5
Write 20.2
Mixed 33.2
SusWrite 95.1
38% 52.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
118% 1 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.8 21 21 19 33 23 MB/s
Read 58.9
Write 50.4
Mixed 23.9
SusWrite 20.9
28% 38.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.2
61% 0.63 MB/s
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Typical ST500NM0011 500GB Builds (Compare 7,033 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $542

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