Average Bench: 45.8% (394th of 1015)

Based on 2,305 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500320NS, ST350032 ST3500320NS, ST350032 0NS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3500320NS 500GB averaged 54.2% 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 0.72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.71MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500320NS 500GB is 36.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3500320NS 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 43.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 65MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,305 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.4 Read 82.3 107
8 Write 65 105
18.6 Mixed 43.4 56.5
33.9 SusWrite 77 107
49.1% 66.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.71 0.8
0.5 4K Write 1.58 1.9
0.4 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
139% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 103 102 106 106 106 MB/s
Read 106
Write 7.8
Mixed 21.6
SusWrite 100
43% 58.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
379GB free
Firmware: SN06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 100 104 101 104 103 MB/s
Read 99.3
Write 90.2
Mixed 50.4
SusWrite 101
62% 85.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
201GB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 108 105 108 107 107 MB/s
Read 88.4
Write 13.3
Mixed 45.2
SusWrite 107
47% 63.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
226GB free
Firmware: SN06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 80 82 83 82 83 MB/s
Read 84.6
Write 82.7
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 82.3
55% 75.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 79 80 80 80 80 MB/s
Read 56.9
Write 8.3
Mixed 15.9
SusWrite 79.6
29% 40.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 0.97 MB/s
192GB free
Firmware: SN06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 89 84 87 88 87 MB/s
Read 49.7
Write 50
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 86.9
40% 55.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.1
23% 0.2 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: SN06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 56 56 56 56 56 MB/s
Read 56.5
Write 56
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 55.9
38% 52 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
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Typical ST3500320NS 500GB Builds (Compare 46,772 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 32%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $467

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