Average Bench: 55.4% (248th of 1010)

Based on 66,517 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500418AS, ST350041 8AS, ST350041 ST3500418AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 44.5% 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 1.65MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 38.1%. 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 57.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 92.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 66,517 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.3 Read 100 126
50.4 Write 96.1 124
37.7 Mixed 57.1 69.2
47.8 SusWrite 92.8 125
63.5% 86.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1 4K Write 1.65 2
0.6 4K Mixed 0.93 1.1
162% 1.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
443GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 118 120 121 121 122 MB/s
Read 121
Write 119
Mixed 58.2
SusWrite 120
76% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
343GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 115 116 116 116 116 MB/s
Read 114
Write 114
Mixed 62.6
SusWrite 115
74% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
631GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 103 104 105 106 104 MB/s
Read 110
Write 103
Mixed 65
SusWrite 104
70% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
253GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 98 100 102 103 103 MB/s
Read 106
Write 100
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 101
66% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
182GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 88 88 88 89 MB/s
Read 89
Write 89.3
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 88.3
60% 81.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
416GB free
Firmware: CC37
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 72 83 83 83 84 MB/s
Read 80.3
Write 80.6
Mixed 50.9
SusWrite 79.7
54% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
416GB free
Firmware: CC37
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 79 84 83 81 84 MB/s
Read 76.8
Write 77.2
Mixed 51
SusWrite 80.8
52% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.13 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 68 68 69 69 68 MB/s
Read 65.3
Write 67.8
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 68.2
45% 61 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 24,111 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $605

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