Average Bench: 72.3% (119th of 1015)

Based on 472 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500VM000-1SD101, ST500VM000-1SD10, ST500VM0 ST500VM000-1SD10

Good average bench

The Seagate ST500VM000-1SD101 500GB averaged 27.6% 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 0.59MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 132MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500VM000-1SD101 500GB is 61.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST500VM000-1SD101 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 59.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.16MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 472 samples)
Min Avg Max
53 Read 132 175
72 Write 131 170
30.1 Mixed 59.7 74.6
58 SusWrite 120 172
80.8% 111 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.7 0.9
0.4 4K Write 1.16 1.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
116% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
464GB free
Firmware: SC11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 137 135 142 139 140 MB/s
Read 143
Write 142
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 139
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
103% 0.73 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: SC11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 145 146 148 148 147 MB/s
Read 128
Write 123
Mixed 61.7
SusWrite 147
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 0.9 MB/s
275GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 105 113 117 124 123 MB/s
Read 132
Write 160
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 113
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.87 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: SC11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 123 120 119 121 123 MB/s
Read 122
Write 113
Mixed 58.1
SusWrite 121
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
113% 0.87 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 103 104 116 126 109 MB/s
Read 119
Write 124
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 97.5
68% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
77% 0.47 MB/s
269GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 81 52 42 59 113 MB/s
Read 144
Write 126
Mixed 55.4
SusWrite 67.7
72% 98.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.83 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 70 104 110 116 113 MB/s
Read 102
Write 101
Mixed 55.3
SusWrite 98
65% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
113% 0.87 MB/s
426GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 97 140 110 55 115 MB/s
Read 92.2
Write 64.4
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 102
51% 71 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
81% 0.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 30,947,878 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500VM000-1SD101 500GB Builds (Compare 1,615 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: HP ProDesk 600 G1 TWR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $343

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