Average Bench: 58.9% (201st of 1015)

Based on 10,333 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM005 HD502HJ, ST500DM0 05 HD502HJ, ST500DM005 HD502, ST500DM0 05

Average average bench

The Seagate ST500DM005 HD502HJ 500GB averaged 41.0% 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 0.99MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.55MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500DM005 HD502HJ 500GB is 44.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST500DM005 HD502HJ 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 60.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 84.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,333 samples)
Min Avg Max
32 Read 102 134
24 Write 84.6 137
28.1 Mixed 60.2 72.2
34.4 SusWrite 103 138
64.3% 87.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.64 0.71
0.9 4K Write 2.55 3.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.99 1.2
184% 1.39 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
410GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 130 130 130 131 130 MB/s
Read 124
Write 139
Mixed 76.8
SusWrite 129
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.2
222% 1.7 MB/s
336GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 129 132 130 132 130 MB/s
Read 122
Write 46.8
Mixed 70
SusWrite 130
68% 92.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.53 MB/s
401GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 95 94 123 94 135 MB/s
Read 139
Write 138
Mixed 68.1
SusWrite 104
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.2
218% 1.63 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 115 97 129 143 140 MB/s
Read 118
Write 124
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 124
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.47 MB/s
239GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 125 125 127 126 127 MB/s
Read 110
Write 126
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 126
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
198% 1.43 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 107 106 107 107 110 MB/s
Read 115
Write 129
Mixed 69.4
SusWrite 108
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.23 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 133 133 135 130 132 MB/s
Read 88.1
Write 50.6
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 132
63% 84.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.9
181% 1.5 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 116 116 117 116 117 MB/s
Read 104
Write 21
Mixed 58.4
SusWrite 112
55% 74 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
198% 1.43 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,354,049 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500DM005 HD502HJ 500GB Builds (Compare 51,756 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $326

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