Average Bench: 54.7% (258th of 1015)

Based on 84,221 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500418AS, ST350041 8AS, ST350041 ST3500418AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 45.2% 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 0.93MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.64MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 51.9%. 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 56.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 91.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 84,221 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.8 Read 98.8 128
35.7 Write 94.7 124
21.8 Mixed 56.4 69.3
37.1 SusWrite 91.8 125
62.7% 85.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.65 0.8
0.89 4K Write 1.64 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.93 1.1
160% 1.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 127 128 128 129 128 MB/s
Read 121
Write 122
Mixed 68.9
SusWrite 128
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
188% 1.27 MB/s
293GB free
Firmware: CC35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 118 117 118 118 118 MB/s
Read 122
Write 113
Mixed 66.4
SusWrite 117
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 104 110 112 112 110 MB/s
Read 104
Write 105
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 108
68% 93 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
405GB free
Firmware: CC66
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 102 102 104 104 103 MB/s
Read 106
Write 104
Mixed 63.1
SusWrite 103
69% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1.1
185% 1.2 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 58 45 65 62 70 MB/s
Read 111
Write 90.5
Mixed 56
SusWrite 54.8
57% 78 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.1 MB/s
270GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 81 81 76 87 71 MB/s
Read 66.8
Write 86
Mixed 56
SusWrite 77.9
53% 71.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 1 MB/s
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 28 30 67 63 69 MB/s
Read 50.7
Write 33.7
Mixed 22.5
SusWrite 46.4
28% 38.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
62% 0.5 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 12 8.8 20 15 18 MB/s
Read 1.3
Write 20
Mixed 4
SusWrite 14
7% 9.82 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
13% 0.07 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 38,034 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 37%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $575

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Excellent

3 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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