Average Bench: 55.2% (251st of 1015)

Based on 169,599 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500418AS, ST3500418AS-9YP142, ST350041 8AS, ST350041 ST3500418AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 44.7% 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 0.92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.66MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 42.5%. 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 57MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 93MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 169,599 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.4 Read 99.4 125
40 Write 94.4 123
29.9 Mixed 57 69.4
42.5 SusWrite 93 126
63.1% 85.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.65 0.8
1.07 4K Write 1.66 2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.92 1.1
161% 1.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
339GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 129 129 129 129 127 MB/s
Read 125
Write 116
Mixed 68
SusWrite 128
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
347GB free
Firmware: CC37
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 121 121 122 122 122 MB/s
Read 121
Write 118
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 121
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
310GB free
Firmware: CC3E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 109 111 111 112 111 MB/s
Read 116
Write 109
Mixed 58.4
SusWrite 111
72% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 112 112 112 114 114 MB/s
Read 110
Write 115
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 110
70% 96.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 107 107 107 108 MB/s
Read 91.6
Write 87.9
Mixed 60.2
SusWrite 107
64% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
141GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 87 87 87 87 88 MB/s
Read 87.8
Write 91.3
Mixed 54.3
SusWrite 83.9
58% 79.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC71
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 85 25 61 82 103 MB/s
Read 11.8
Write 69
Mixed 29.2
SusWrite 66.3
32% 44.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
166% 1.03 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 34,923 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $332

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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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