Average Bench: 53.7% (272nd of 1015)

Based on 111,699 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500418AS, ST350041 8AS, ST350041 ST3500418AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 46.3% 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

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 44.4%. 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 55.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 89.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 111,699 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.6 Read 97.5 127
41.3 Write 93.3 123
26 Mixed 55.8 68.5
38 SusWrite 89.5 124
61.7% 84 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.65 0.8
0.99 4K Write 1.64 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.93 1.1
161% 1.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 117 120 122 119 122 MB/s
Read 112
Write 119
Mixed 55.5
SusWrite 119
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.13 MB/s
359GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 115 114 114 112 113 MB/s
Read 107
Write 104
Mixed 62.8
SusWrite 113
71% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
185GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 87 86 89 88 90 MB/s
Read 114
Write 109
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 87.1
68% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 91 92 93 92 91 MB/s
Read 103
Write 100
Mixed 66
SusWrite 91.4
66% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: HP22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 94 94 94 94 94 MB/s
Read 95.5
Write 46.2
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 93.5
54% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.1 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 111 96 74 85 111 MB/s
Read 85.5
Write 73.2
Mixed 54
SusWrite 97.2
57% 77.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC71
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 37 59 21 31 47 MB/s
Read 56.5
Write 12.3
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 32.6
27% 36.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 28 36 34 37 42 MB/s
Read 29.5
Write 23.8
Mixed 22.5
SusWrite 34.3
20% 27.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
64% 0.4 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 50,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $405

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 Comments

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Excellent

10 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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