Average Bench: 62.9% (178th of 1015)

Based on 560 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500LM034-2GH17A, ST500LM0 34-2GH17A, ST500LM034-2GH17, ST500LM0 ST500LM034-2GH17

Above average average bench

The Seagate ST500LM034-2GH17A 500GB averaged 37.1% 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 0.53MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.32MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500LM034-2GH17A 500GB is 64.7%. 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 61.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.34MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 560 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.4 Read 110 156
29.5 Write 118 165
34.4 Mixed 61.3 75.4
37.5 SusWrite 109 167
72.9% 99.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.32 2.2
0.4 4K Write 1.34 2.1
0.1 4K Mixed 0.53 1
139% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
344GB free
Firmware: SDM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 137 136 135 135 142 MB/s
Read 136
Write 151
Mixed 72
SusWrite 137
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
248% 1.8 MB/s
303GB free
Firmware: LXM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 142 145 144 140 146 MB/s
Read 94.3
Write 138
Mixed 60.4
SusWrite 143
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.2
95% 0.8 MB/s
303GB free
Firmware: LXM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 116 139 145 140 144 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 140
Mixed 66.2
SusWrite 134
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.1
80% 0.73 MB/s
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LXM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 87 69 77 116 130 MB/s
Read 119
Write 151
Mixed 61.1
SusWrite 90
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
200% 1.43 MB/s
302GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RXM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 61 82 93 74 83 MB/s
Read 95.7
Write 100
Mixed 56.7
SusWrite 67.1
59% 79.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.2
114% 1.13 MB/s
278GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.7 5 4.5 7 12 11 MB/s
Read 1.8
Write 2.2
Mixed 3.2
SusWrite 7.4
3% 3.65 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0
12% 0.17 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,734,915 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500LM034-2GH17A 500GB Builds (Compare 600 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
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System: Lenovo 20M9CTO1WW

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