Average Bench: 34.9% (598th of 1015)

Based on 5,660 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500830AS, ST350083 0AS, ST350083 0A, ST350083 ST3500830AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3500830AS 500GB averaged 65.1% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.76MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.61MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500830AS 500GB is 25%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3500830AS 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 43.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,660 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.3 Read 63 76.7
15.5 Write 43.4 73.2
26.7 Mixed 41.6 49
22.3 SusWrite 58.3 76.6
38.1% 51.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.67 4K Write 1.25 1.5
0.47 4K Mixed 0.76 0.9
133% 0.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 3.AFD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 75 78 74 77 MB/s
Read 74.8
Write 29.5
Mixed 43.6
SusWrite 75.9
41% 55.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.83 MB/s
218GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 66 65 64 66 65 MB/s
Read 68.2
Write 31.5
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 64.6
38% 51.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
162GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 54 60 60 59 59 MB/s
Read 65.9
Write 67.7
Mixed 45.4
SusWrite 58.4
44% 59.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
241GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 42 47 43 53 45 MB/s
Read 73.5
Write 37.5
Mixed 17.8
SusWrite 46.3
32% 43.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
162GB free
Firmware: 3.AFE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 49 53 53 53 53 MB/s
Read 61.1
Write 56
Mixed 40.2
SusWrite 52
38% 52.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 43 43 43 43 MB/s
Read 41.5
Write 17.1
Mixed 32.1
SusWrite 42.8
25% 33.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical ST3500830AS 500GB Builds (Compare 3,844 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $852

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