Average Bench: 57.9% (211th of 1015)

Based on 2,424 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500LM034-2GH17A, ST500LM0 34-2GH17A, ST500LM034-2GH17, ST500LM0 ST500LM034-2GH17

Average average bench

The Seagate ST500LM034-2GH17A 500GB averaged 42.1% 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 0.54MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.22MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500LM034-2GH17A 500GB is 74.7%. 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 59.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 99.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,424 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.2 Read 102 155
20.8 Write 107 160
25.3 Mixed 59.1 76
24.9 SusWrite 99.7 164
67.4% 91.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 1.22 2.2
0.7 4K Write 1.53 2.7
0.1 4K Mixed 0.54 0.9
140% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: RPM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 157 156 162 161 161 MB/s
Read 149
Write 140
Mixed 64.1
SusWrite 158
93% 128 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
233% 1.73 MB/s
417GB free
Firmware: LXM4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 159 157 149 153 152 MB/s
Read 128
Write 145
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 155
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
112% 0.9 MB/s
218GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LXM4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 32 71 139 122 138 MB/s
Read 141
Write 145
Mixed 76.1
SusWrite 101
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.3
152% 1.4 MB/s
409GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 29 42 96 91 83 MB/s
Read 122
Write 97.8
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 66.4
64% 87.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.2
82% 0.77 MB/s
229GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LXM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 45 59 67 95 113 MB/s
Read 64.4
Write 90.9
Mixed 63.1
SusWrite 75.8
54% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
124% 0.9 MB/s
243GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 29 63 34 52 80 MB/s
Read 75.2
Write 79.5
Mixed 55.5
SusWrite 49.6
48% 64.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.1
89% 0.9 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,650,145 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500LM034-2GH17A 500GB Builds (Compare 1,926 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3070

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