Average Bench: 42.8% (455th of 1015)

Based on 4,160 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD503HI

Below average average bench

The Samsung HD503HI 500GB averaged 57.2% 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 40.7%. 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 44.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 62.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,160 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.8 Read 74.6 105
18.2 Write 62.7 107
18.1 Mixed 44.7 58.5
27.6 SusWrite 74.1 106
47.1% 64.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.49 0.6
0.7 4K Write 1.96 2.7
0.2 4K Mixed 0.75 1
140% 1.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
245GB free
Firmware: 1AJ1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 100 101 101 101 100 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 29.5
Mixed 49
SusWrite 101
50% 68.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.3 MB/s
302GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AJ100E5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 80 87 89 92 91 MB/s
Read 94.2
Write 102
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 86.5
63% 85.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 1 MB/s
151GB free
Firmware: 1AJ1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 74 73 74 74 MB/s
Read 98.5
Write 102
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 73.3
60% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.27 MB/s
255GB free
Firmware: 1AJ100E4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 64 62 69 78 81 MB/s
Read 62.3
Write 71.9
Mixed 41.4
SusWrite 68.1
45% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
135% 0.93 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 67 76 67 59 61 MB/s
Read 59.5
Write 68
Mixed 40
SusWrite 66.7
43% 58.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
163% 1.07 MB/s
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 47 46 52 54 55 MB/s
Read 65.3
Write 61
Mixed 42
SusWrite 49.6
40% 54.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
163% 1.07 MB/s
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AJ1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 80 81 88 77 88 MB/s
Read 33.5
Write 85.3
Mixed 31
SusWrite 80.7
42% 57.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.4
94% 0.9 MB/s
305GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 60 60 65 66 67 MB/s
Read 50.2
Write 79.1
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 63.2
42% 57.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
110% 0.93 MB/s
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Typical HD503HI 500GB Builds (Compare 832 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: Pegatron Pegatron

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $237

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