Average Bench: 47.1% (356th of 1015)

Based on 4,803 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500620AS, ST350062 ST3500620AS, ST350062 0AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3500620AS 500GB averaged 52.9% 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 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.52MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500620AS 500GB is 37.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3500620AS 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 43.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 51.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,803 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.8 Read 82.9 107
12 Write 51.3 102
19.8 Mixed 43.5 54.5
30.3 SusWrite 81 106
47.5% 64.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.52 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.13 1.7
0.3 4K Mixed 0.6 0.9
109% 0.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
449GB free
Firmware: DE12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 100 99 96 100 102 MB/s
Read 102
Write 13.9
Mixed 51.1
SusWrite 96.2
48% 65.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
425GB free
Firmware: DE13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 101 101 101 99 100 MB/s
Read 99.5
Write 94.4
Mixed 44.9
SusWrite 97.5
61% 84.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
376GB free
Firmware: DE13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 97 84 98 98 98 MB/s
Read 102
Write 100
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 95.3
64% 86.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
301GB free
Firmware: HP26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 94 104 103 104 102 MB/s
Read 48.4
Write 79.6
Mixed 41.8
SusWrite 98.2
49% 67 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.4
80% 0.6 MB/s
401GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DE12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 64 31 56 62 71 MB/s
Read 85.7
Write 98.2
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 56
53% 72.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
260GB free
Firmware: HP26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 62 59 62 64 64 MB/s
Read 66.7
Write 67.1
Mixed 38.7
SusWrite 61.6
43% 58.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
78% 0.57 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: HP12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 59 58 57 59 60 MB/s
Read 63.5
Write 40.5
Mixed 41.2
SusWrite 58.9
38% 51 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
126GB free
Firmware: HP13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 71 71 71 70 71 MB/s
Read 51.8
Write 11.5
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 70.3
30% 40.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
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Typical ST3500620AS 500GB Builds (Compare 606 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 4%
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Desktop
Desktop 44%
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Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

System: HP xw4600 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $110

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