Average Bench: 59.5% (198th of 1015)

Based on 6,620 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 0.98MB/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 47.1%. 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 86.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,620 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.7 Read 105 137
25.3 Write 86.7 140
26.4 Mixed 60.6 72
45.5 SusWrite 102 138
65.1% 88.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.63 0.7
1 4K Write 2.56 3.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.98 1.2
182% 1.39 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
435GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 124 127 129 137 136 MB/s
Read 138
Write 129
Mixed 63.9
SusWrite 127
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
190% 1.47 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 123 124 121 123 88 MB/s
Read 118
Write 33.2
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 114
61% 82.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.13 MB/s
236GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 119 116 119 118 119 MB/s
Read 109
Write 28.8
Mixed 66.9
SusWrite 118
60% 80.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
205% 1.57 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,484,152 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500DM005 HD502HJ 500GB Builds (Compare 64,177 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $460

Popular ST500DM005 HD502HJ 500GB systems:

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