Average Bench: 46.3% (372nd of 1015)

Based on 4,241 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500620AS, ST350062 ST3500620AS, ST350062 0AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3500620AS 500GB averaged 53.7% 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. 4K Random Read Speed 0.51MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500620AS 500GB is 38.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3500620AS 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 49.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 42.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,241 samples)
Min Avg Max
34.2 Read 82.6 106
11.7 Write 49.9 102
17 Mixed 42.9 54.4
32.3 SusWrite 78.8 105
46.7% 63.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.28 4K Read 0.51 0.7
0.39 4K Write 1.09 1.62
0.3 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
107% 0.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
428GB free
Firmware: HP26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 106 107 109 109 109 MB/s
Read 100
Write 96.8
Mixed 51.8
SusWrite 107
65% 88.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
61GB free
Firmware: DE13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 92 93 92 93 94 MB/s
Read 84.5
Write 76.8
Mixed 45.8
SusWrite 91.7
55% 74.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 74 75 72 73 76 MB/s
Read 63
Write 12.3
Mixed 34.8
SusWrite 73.8
34% 46 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,181,696 HDDs tested.

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Typical ST3500620AS 500GB Builds (Compare 417 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

System: HP xw4600 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $210

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