Average Bench: 54.3% (259th of 1014)

Based on 103,842 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500418AS, ST350041 8AS, ST350041 ST3500418AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 45.7% 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 0.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.67MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 44.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 56.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 90.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 103,842 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.5 Read 98.1 127
37.5 Write 94.4 125
28.2 Mixed 56.5 69
31.9 SusWrite 90.8 127
62.4% 84.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.66 0.8
1.2 4K Write 1.67 2
0.57 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
163% 1.09 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
464GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 123 120 123 124 123 MB/s
Read 96.5
Write 99.5
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 122
70% 95.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
250GB free
Firmware: HP34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 106 108 109 107 109 MB/s
Read 97.3
Write 55
Mixed 54.8
SusWrite 108
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
321GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 86 90 97 96 102 MB/s
Read 99
Write 99
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 93.7
63% 85.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
238GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 64 71 72 74 74 MB/s
Read 112
Write 110
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 71.5
66% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
9GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 82 101 114 87 86 MB/s
Read 85.4
Write 81.3
Mixed 56.1
SusWrite 91.8
58% 78.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1.1
185% 1.2 MB/s
249GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 24 14 18 26 21 MB/s
Read 108
Write 94.3
Mixed 42.7
SusWrite 25.6
50% 67.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 55,862 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 33%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $406

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Excellent

13 months ago.

It lasted me 10 years, going strong until it died, which was about 5 days ago. It was very well built, and dealt with everything I threw at it perfectly. Would recommend even though it is a bit obsolete.


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