Average Bench: 59.4% (195th of 1015)

Based on 10,105 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM005 HD502HJ, ST500DM0 05 HD502HJ, ST500DM005 HD502, ST500DM0 05

Average average bench

The Seagate ST500DM005 HD502HJ 500GB averaged 40.6% 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 0.98MB/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 46.3%. 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 60.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 87.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,105 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.5 Read 105 134
24.4 Write 87.6 139
30.9 Mixed 60.9 72
35.9 SusWrite 102 139
65.2% 88.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.64 0.8
1.1 4K Write 2.57 3.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.98 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: 137 136 137 139 139 139 MB/s
Read 138
Write 38
Mixed 72.9
SusWrite 138
71% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.2
218% 1.63 MB/s
416GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 124 125 124 125 123 MB/s
Read 135
Write 37.4
Mixed 77
SusWrite 124
69% 93.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.63 MB/s
301GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 126 129 128 128 130 MB/s
Read 128
Write 77.2
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 128
73% 99.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
209% 1.63 MB/s
81GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 118 126 131 128 125 MB/s
Read 120
Write 116
Mixed 66.2
SusWrite 125
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
216% 1.6 MB/s
220GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 97 98 98 98 98 MB/s
Read 118
Write 102
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 98.1
71% 96.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.3
233% 1.73 MB/s
100GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 119 120 120 121 121 MB/s
Read 94.6
Write 22.7
Mixed 57.1
SusWrite 120
54% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,044,141 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500DM005 HD502HJ 500GB Builds (Compare 44,238 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: $327

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