Average Bench: 30.9% (702nd of 1015)

Based on 993 user benchmarks.  Model: Maxtor 7H500F0

Poor average bench

The Maxtor 7H500F0 500GB averaged 69.1% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.54MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.3MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor 7H500F0 500GB is 20.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Maxtor 7H500F0 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 34.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 51.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 993 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.7 Read 54.4 68.2
31.5 Write 57.4 70.9
17.5 Mixed 34.2 41.7
23.1 SusWrite 51.8 64.3
36.3% 49.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
1.09 4K Write 4.54 5.9
0 4K Mixed 0.3 0.7
143% 1.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: HA431DN0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 65 64 65 65 64 MB/s
Read 60.5
Write 61.3
Mixed 42.3
SusWrite 64.7
42% 57.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 0
140% 2.23 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: HA431DN0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 65 63 64 65 64 MB/s
Read 56.2
Write 71.3
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 64.3
43% 58.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.7
201% 2.17 MB/s
463GB free
Firmware: HA431DD0
SusWrite @10s intervals: MB/s
Read 49.7
Write 71.7
Mixed 42.7
SusWrite 33.5
36% 49.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 0.1
144% 2.17 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,530,827 HDDs tested.


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Typical 7H500F0 500GB Builds (Compare 558 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 23%
Desktop 75%
Workstation 19%

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V - $390

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $856

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