Average Bench: 59.4% (200th of 1015)

Based on 5,195 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.99MB/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 48.2%. 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 60.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 86.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,195 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.2 Read 104 138
25.7 Write 86.6 141
25.1 Mixed 60.1 72.5
51.3 SusWrite 103 139
64.9% 88.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.63 0.7
1.2 4K Write 2.57 3.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.99 1.2
184% 1.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 143 143 143 143 144 MB/s
Read 142
Write 28.5
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 143
70% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.7 MB/s
446GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 126 126 125 130 110 MB/s
Read 124
Write 122
Mixed 66.1
SusWrite 123
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
207% 1.6 MB/s
273GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AJ1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 100 89 106 120 100 MB/s
Read 125
Write 32
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 100
58% 78.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 87 88 88 88 88 MB/s
Read 84
Write 87.7
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 86.8
58% 78.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
190% 1.47 MB/s
228GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 103 98 86 91 95 MB/s
Read 64.5
Write 92.3
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 95.4
53% 72.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.87 MB/s
340GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 22 15 14 20 21 MB/s
Read 116
Write 30.3
Mixed 35.6
SusWrite 18.2
37% 50.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
85% 0.57 MB/s
294GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 63 64 75 79 79 MB/s
Read 21.1
Write 38.3
Mixed 26.6
SusWrite 68
28% 38.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
106% 0.67 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,112,508 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500DM005 HD502HJ 500GB Builds (Compare 2,718 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asrock H61M-VG3 - $55

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $115

Popular ST500DM005 HD502HJ 500GB compatible motherboards:

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