Average Bench: 59% (199th of 1015)

Based on 10,272 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 1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.56MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500DM005 HD502HJ 500GB is 43.9%. 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 60.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 85.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,272 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.2 Read 102 134
23.6 Write 85.4 138
28.7 Mixed 60.6 72
35.9 SusWrite 103 138
64.5% 87.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.64 0.7
1 4K Write 2.56 3.37
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%
465GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 146 142 145 146 143 MB/s
Read 134
Write 146
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 141
90% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
216% 1.6 MB/s
227GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 122 124 122 121 120 MB/s
Read 123
Write 77.6
Mixed 67.4
SusWrite 122
72% 97.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.2
203% 1.37 MB/s
453GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 131 133 133 133 132 MB/s
Read 103
Write 126
Mixed 68.1
SusWrite 132
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
201% 1.5 MB/s
355GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 126 124 127 126 129 MB/s
Read 77.1
Write 88.6
Mixed 49.7
SusWrite 126
62% 85.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
186% 1.3 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 75 76 75 77 76 MB/s
Read 67.3
Write 27.7
Mixed 50.6
SusWrite 71.7
40% 54.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.27 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,667,236 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500DM005 HD502HJ 500GB Builds (Compare 15,518 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $315

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