Average Bench: 45.4% (402nd of 1010)

Based on 2,074 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500620AS, ST350062 ST3500620AS, ST350062 0AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3500620AS 500GB averaged 54.6% 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 0.52MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.48MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500620AS 500GB is 38.5%. 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 45.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 61.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,074 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.7 Read 80.9 106
12.5 Write 61.1 102
17.9 Mixed 45.9 78.8
26.4 SusWrite 76.6 106
48.6% 66.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.48 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.03 1.6
0.2 4K Mixed 0.52 0.8
97% 0.68 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
293GB free
Firmware: DE12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 99 98 99 99 99 MB/s
Read 97.5
Write 99.8
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 98.8
64% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
131GB free
Firmware: HP26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 99 97 101 101 100 MB/s
Read 91.3
Write 91.5
Mixed 50
SusWrite 99.1
61% 83 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
179GB free
Firmware: HP24
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 80 81 82 82 82 MB/s
Read 89.8
Write 97.7
Mixed 50
SusWrite 81.6
58% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: HP26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 100 100 97 97 100 MB/s
Read 75.5
Write 78
Mixed 45.8
SusWrite 93.5
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
297GB free
Firmware: HP13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 84 86 86 85 87 MB/s
Read 67
Write 64
Mixed 38.4
SusWrite 85.5
47% 63.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
292GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP24
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 62 66 49 62 MB/s
Read 75.9
Write 83.5
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 60.9
48% 65.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
67% 0.53 MB/s
380GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.6 9.8 36 19 26 65 MB/s
Read 11
Write 8.7
Mixed 6.8
SusWrite 26.5
10% 13.2 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
13% 0.07 MB/s
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Typical ST3500620AS 500GB Builds (Compare 68 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Fujitsu MS-7379VP

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $204

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