Average Bench: 34.6% (605th of 1015)

Based on 6,634 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500830AS, ST350083 0AS, ST350083 0A, ST350083 ST3500830AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3500830AS 500GB averaged 65.3% 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 0.62MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500830AS 500GB is 24.9%. 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 43.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,634 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.6 Read 62.3 76.7
15.8 Write 43.6 73
25.1 Mixed 41.5 49.2
21.6 SusWrite 58.1 76.7
37.9% 51.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.27 1.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.76 0.9
134% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 76 76 76 75 75 MB/s
Read 72.2
Write 44.9
Mixed 48.4
SusWrite 75.2
44% 60.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
381GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 72 74 74 74 74 MB/s
Read 69.6
Write 40.9
Mixed 46.6
SusWrite 73.3
42% 57.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
219GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 68 67 66 67 69 MB/s
Read 63.7
Write 63.4
Mixed 44
SusWrite 67.4
44% 59.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
464GB free
Firmware: 3.AFE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 50 53 51 53 54 MB/s
Read 75.9
Write 51
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 52.3
41% 55.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
122% 0.73 MB/s
283GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 55 54 55 55 55 MB/s
Read 73.3
Write 40.8
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 54.5
40% 53.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 57 59 60 60 59 MB/s
Read 46.5
Write 46.2
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 58.9
34% 46.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
31GB free
Firmware: 3.AFD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 43 43 43 43 MB/s
Read 61.1
Write 30.4
Mixed 42.2
SusWrite 42.3
33% 44 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
370GB free
Firmware: 0106
SusWrite @10s intervals: 10 12 10 12 21 34 MB/s
Read 14.2
Write 19
Mixed 9.2
SusWrite 16.5
11% 14.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.1
21% 0.17 MB/s
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Typical ST3500830AS 500GB Builds (Compare 6,541 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,152

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