Average Bench: 42.9% (460th of 1015)

Based on 4,467 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD503HI

Below average average bench

The Samsung HD503HI 500GB averaged 57.0% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.96MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HD503HI 500GB is 40.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung HD503HI 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 45.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 64.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,467 samples)
Min Avg Max
20 Read 74.9 104
20.5 Write 64.5 108
20 Mixed 45.6 58.9
29.1 SusWrite 74.4 107
47.7% 64.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.49 0.6
0.8 4K Write 1.96 2.7
0.3 4K Mixed 0.75 1
141% 1.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
187GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 96 97 97 97 97 MB/s
Read 77.3
Write 18.5
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 97
45% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.07 MB/s
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 57 66 88 91 98 MB/s
Read 81.8
Write 83
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 77.6
54% 74 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
336GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 61 62 60 60 54 MB/s
Read 92.8
Write 93.2
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 58.4
52% 71.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
118% 1.03 MB/s
276GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 61 66 69 70 72 MB/s
Read 78.1
Write 92
Mixed 48.2
SusWrite 65.1
52% 70.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.3 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 36 46 54 61 64 MB/s
Read 10.8
Write 26.5
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 48.1
20% 26.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
140% 0.9 MB/s
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 Prices

AmazonUS $4115 months
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Typical HD503HI 500GB Builds (Compare 892 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Pegatron Pegatron

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 28% - Poor Total price: $114

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