Average Bench: 39.7% (520th of 1015)

Based on 3,636 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HN-M500MBB

Poor average bench

The Samsung HN-M500MBB 500GB averaged 60.2% 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 0.58MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.25MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HN-M500MBB 500GB is 51.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung HN-M500MBB 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 39.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 56.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,636 samples)
Min Avg Max
8.34 Read 71.3 105
5.09 Write 56.3 97.8
6.2 Mixed 39.5 56.8
9.1 SusWrite 67.1 106
43% 58.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.38 0.5
0.3 4K Write 1.25 1.9
0.1 4K Mixed 0.58 0.8
103% 0.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
131GB free
Firmware: 2AR10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 99 98 98 99 99 MB/s
Read 94.2
Write 60
Mixed 54.4
SusWrite 97.4
56% 76.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 86 88 82 97 101 MB/s
Read 92.5
Write 99.3
Mixed 46.6
SusWrite 91.1
60% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
165GB free
Firmware: 2AR10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 85 87 87 87 87 MB/s
Read 74.4
Write 53.8
Mixed 49.7
SusWrite 84.9
48% 65.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.93 MB/s
134GB free
Firmware: 2AR10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0.1 57 89 92 94 95 MB/s
Read 86.8
Write 23.8
Mixed 45.5
SusWrite 71.4
42% 56.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
66% 0.4 MB/s
349GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 30 39 30 48 58 MB/s
Read 40.6
Write 25.9
Mixed 29.6
SusWrite 39.1
25% 33.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
95% 0.63 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: 2AR10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.3 2.3 3.5 3.3 3.5 4.5 MB/s
Read 50.3
Write 33.5
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 3.2
23% 31 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
99% 0.73 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 25 37 20 22 14 MB/s
Read 8.2
Write 14.3
Mixed 11.2
SusWrite 22.5
10% 14.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
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Typical HN-M500MBB 500GB Builds (Compare 349 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300E7A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $141

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