Average Bench: 59.5% (199th of 1015)

Based on 6,267 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM005 HD502HJ, ST500DM0 05 HD502HJ, ST500DM005 HD502, ST500DM0 05

Average average bench

The Seagate ST500DM005 HD502HJ 500GB averaged 40.5% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.57MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500DM005 HD502HJ 500GB is 47.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST500DM005 HD502HJ 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 60.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 86.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 6,267 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.2 Read 105 137
23.5 Write 86.8 140
26.6 Mixed 60.3 72.3
49.8 SusWrite 102 137
65% 88.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.63 0.8
1.2 4K Write 2.57 3.3
0.5 4K Mixed 1 1.2
185% 1.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
428GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 132 134 134 134 134 MB/s
Read 134
Write 61.5
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 134
73% 99.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.1
211% 1.67 MB/s
297GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 129 128 129 129 129 MB/s
Read 127
Write 130
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 129
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.2
220% 1.67 MB/s
444GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 132 133 133 134 133 MB/s
Read 122
Write 35.7
Mixed 70.6
SusWrite 133
67% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
160% 1.3 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 80 82 90 87 89 MB/s
Read 132
Write 136
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 86.4
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.7
155% 1.33 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,216,156 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500DM005 HD502HJ 500GB Builds (Compare 51,129 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop 61%
Workstation 24%

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $430

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