Average Bench: 55.4% (246th of 1015)

Based on 119,024 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500418AS, ST350041 8AS, ST350041 ST3500418AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 44.6% 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 0.95MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.69MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 38.9%. 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 57.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 92.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 119,024 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.3 Read 100 127
47.9 Write 96.5 124
40 Mixed 57.8 69.4
44 SusWrite 92.3 126
63.7% 86.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1.3 4K Write 1.69 2
0.64 4K Mixed 0.95 1.1
165% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
445GB free
Firmware: CC35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 126 127 128 128 128 MB/s
Read 124
Write 126
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 128
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
401GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 119 120 120 121 120 MB/s
Read 113
Write 105
Mixed 68
SusWrite 120
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
322GB free
Firmware: CC37
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 111 116 116 117 116 MB/s
Read 110
Write 106
Mixed 68.8
SusWrite 115
73% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
392GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 103 103 104 104 104 MB/s
Read 122
Write 101
Mixed 53
SusWrite 103
69% 94.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
272GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 102 113 111 115 98 MB/s
Read 115
Write 106
Mixed 57
SusWrite 107
70% 96 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: HP34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 101 99 99 99 99 MB/s
Read 105
Write 98
Mixed 66
SusWrite 99.4
68% 92 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 100 98 101 101 101 MB/s
Read 81
Write 77.5
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 100
57% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 47,623 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $452

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Excellent

8 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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