Average Bench: 34.9% (606th of 1015)

Based on 3,542 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 24.8%. 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 44.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,542 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.9 Read 63.3 77.1
18.8 Write 44.9 72.8
23.4 Mixed 41.7 49.5
18.1 SusWrite 58 76.8
38.3% 52 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.27 1.5
0.32 4K Mixed 0.76 0.9
133% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
384GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 75 74 75 73 MB/s
Read 75
Write 46.5
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 74.3
45% 61.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
271GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 72 71 71 71 MB/s
Read 72
Write 39
Mixed 47.2
SusWrite 70.6
42% 57.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
205GB free
Firmware: 3.AFM
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 71 74 74 74 74 MB/s
Read 64
Write 70.8
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 73.3
47% 64 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.03 MB/s
375GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 62 62 63 60 62 MB/s
Read 66.2
Write 38.2
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 61.5
39% 52.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 64 67 67 67 65 MB/s
Read 59.2
Write 27.7
Mixed 39.2
SusWrite 66.1
36% 48.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 41 39 40 40 41 MB/s
Read 70.3
Write 71
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 39.9
42% 57.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 50 45 46 43 46 MB/s
Read 49.2
Write 50
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 46.5
34% 45.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical ST3500830AS 500GB Builds (Compare 101 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Medionpc MS-7358

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 23% - Poor Total price: $234

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