Average Bench: 52.2% (276th of 1015)

Based on 553 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9500620NS, ST950062 0NS

Average average bench

The Seagate ST9500620NS 500GB averaged 47.7% 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 0.97MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.94MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9500620NS 500GB is 31.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST9500620NS 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 58.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 87.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 553 samples)
Min Avg Max
56.9 Read 94.3 115
52.3 Write 91.1 112
31.1 Mixed 58.6 86
46 SusWrite 87.1 112
60.9% 82.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.84 1
1.3 4K Write 1.94 2.3
0.45 4K Mixed 0.97 1.2
178% 1.25 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: SN03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 110 111 111 110 111 MB/s
Read 117
Write 114
Mixed 62.6
SusWrite 110
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
200% 1.4 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: BK03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 81 78 80 81 81 MB/s
Read 110
Write 58
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 76.3
55% 74.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
202% 1.43 MB/s
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AA09
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 61 71 80 75 72 MB/s
Read 87.2
Write 83.9
Mixed 58.2
SusWrite 72.9
56% 75.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
186% 1.3 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: SN03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 54 58 53 56 56 MB/s
Read 91.8
Write 87.8
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 55.7
53% 72.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
200% 1.4 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AA09
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 72 70 75 72 73 MB/s
Read 71.7
Write 76.8
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 70.7
50% 67.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.17 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: SN03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 54 55 56 55 55 MB/s
Read 85.7
Write 85
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 55.4
52% 70.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
200% 1.4 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AA09
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 36 35 49 41 48 MB/s
Read 63.1
Write 35.8
Mixed 28.9
SusWrite 41.2
31% 42.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.4
75% 0.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,751,565 HDDs tested.

Typical ST9500620NS 500GB Builds (Compare 2,776 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Intel H55

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $149

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