Average Bench: 56% (242nd of 1015)

Based on 149,862 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500418AS, ST3500418AS-9YP142, ST350041 8AS, ST350041 ST3500418AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 43.9% 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 1.66MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 42.2%. 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 57.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 94.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 149,862 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.8 Read 100 128
39.2 Write 95.9 124
29.2 Mixed 57.5 69.7
48.1 SusWrite 94.9 126
63.9% 87.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.66 0.8
1.1 4K Write 1.66 2
0.5 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%
419GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 120 123 122 123 123 MB/s
Read 113
Write 104
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 122
73% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.07 MB/s
322GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 109 110 113 113 114 MB/s
Read 109
Write 109
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 111
72% 98.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
383GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 84 86 83 80 83 MB/s
Read 97.2
Write 101
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 82.1
61% 83.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
146GB free
Firmware: CC37
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 78 80 78 80 80 MB/s
Read 84.1
Write 77.9
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 79.5
56% 75.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC37
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 52 77 85 84 82 MB/s
Read 84.8
Write 85.5
Mixed 57.1
SusWrite 73.6
56% 75.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
324GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 76 77 77 77 77 MB/s
Read 78.6
Write 74.3
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 76.5
53% 71.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
344GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 66 67 68 68 66 MB/s
Read 85.8
Write 99.9
Mixed 63.1
SusWrite 67
58% 79 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
121GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 51 52 53 53 53 MB/s
Read 79.9
Write 51.5
Mixed 44.7
SusWrite 52.3
42% 57.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 23,692 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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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: $323

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 Comments

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Excellent

20 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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