Average Bench: 55.6% (247th of 1015)

Based on 162,342 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500418AS, ST3500418AS-9YP142, ST350041 8AS, ST350041 ST3500418AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 44.4% 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 1.68MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 36.2%. 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 58.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 93.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 162,342 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.1 Read 100 126
55.5 Write 95.4 123
40 Mixed 58.3 68.7
42.2 SusWrite 93.4 126
63.7% 86.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1.3 4K Write 1.68 2
0.7 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%
465GB free
Firmware: HP40
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 131 130 131 131 131 MB/s
Read 125
Write 74.8
Mixed 69.4
SusWrite 130
73% 99.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
188% 1.27 MB/s
408GB free
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 127 128 129 129 128 MB/s
Read 125
Write 113
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 128
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: HP40
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 131 127 131 131 131 MB/s
Read 123
Write 122
Mixed 71.1
SusWrite 129
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
450GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 117 118 117 117 117 MB/s
Read 117
Write 106
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 116
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
188% 1.27 MB/s
424GB free
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 122 123 121 124 122 MB/s
Read 109
Write 75.2
Mixed 66.3
SusWrite 122
69% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
173% 1.2 MB/s
220GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 100 101 101 102 101 MB/s
Read 97.1
Write 96.8
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 100
66% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 67 71 76 78 86 MB/s
Read 102
Write 97.6
Mixed 62
SusWrite 75.3
62% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
211GB free
Firmware: CC37
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 76 75 76 77 77 MB/s
Read 70.9
Write 65.7
Mixed 49.7
SusWrite 76.1
48% 65.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 44,243 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $327

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 Comments

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Excellent

2 years 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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