Average Bench: 54.7% (256th of 1015)

Based on 103,141 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 0.94MB/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 48.9%. 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 56.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 92.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 103,141 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.2 Read 98.4 127
35.3 Write 94.3 123
34.5 Mixed 56.8 69
38.7 SusWrite 92.1 126
62.7% 85.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.66 0.8
1.1 4K Write 1.67 2
0.5 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%
440GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC67
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 86 105 104 116 105 MB/s
Read 123
Write 110
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 98.9
70% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
417GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC68
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 69 98 92 83 87 MB/s
Read 77.5
Write 76.8
Mixed 52.1
SusWrite 80.6
53% 71.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
266GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 75 86 95 95 89 MB/s
Read 63
Write 107
Mixed 44
SusWrite 83.1
54% 74.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.67 MB/s
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 68 52 88 95 90 MB/s
Read 69
Write 34.5
Mixed 39.2
SusWrite 75.2
40% 54.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
362GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DGW2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 54 41 46 60 49 MB/s
Read 10
Write 38
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 48.7
22% 30.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
86% 0.63 MB/s
352GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 16 16 16 15 19 MB/s
Read 13
Write 15.5
Mixed 14.3
SusWrite 16.2
11% 14.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
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Gaming 30%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $544

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 Comments

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Excellent

7 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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