Average Bench: 56.4% (235th of 1015)

Based on 2,954 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500LM034-2GH17A, ST500LM0 34-2GH17A, ST500LM034-2GH17, ST500LM0 ST500LM034-2GH17

Average average bench

The Seagate ST500LM034-2GH17A 500GB averaged 43.5% 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 0.55MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.24MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500LM034-2GH17A 500GB is 74.5%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST500LM034-2GH17A 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 60.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 96.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,954 samples)
Min Avg Max
15 Read 99.5 156
16.1 Write 102 156
25.3 Mixed 60.1 80.2
23.6 SusWrite 96.9 164
65.8% 89.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.24 2.2
0.63 4K Write 1.55 2.7
0.1 4K Mixed 0.55 0.9
142% 1.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
435GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 104 145 128 143 148 MB/s
Read 131
Write 138
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 126
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
215% 1.53 MB/s
176GB free
Firmware: RXM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 125 128 133 135 135 MB/s
Read 106
Write 119
Mixed 73.3
SusWrite 127
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 0.97 MB/s
435GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LXM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 81 79 66 68 75 MB/s
Read 120
Write 97.9
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 73.9
67% 90.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
182% 1.27 MB/s
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LXM4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 66 74 71 73 70 MB/s
Read 81.1
Write 101
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 69.5
58% 79.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.3
77% 0.6 MB/s
287GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 32 50 55 100 108 MB/s
Read 51.9
Write 114
Mixed 56.3
SusWrite 66.5
53% 72.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
109% 0.83 MB/s
365GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 16 23 20 20 12 MB/s
Read 86
Write 9.2
Mixed 101
SusWrite 19
41% 53.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.4
92% 0.9 MB/s
334GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 31 19 27 26 30 MB/s
Read 21
Write 43.5
Mixed 34.8
SusWrite 25.7
23% 31.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.2
78% 0.87 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,989,956 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500LM034-2GH17A 500GB Builds (Compare 2,547 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3070

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