Average Bench: 47.6% (338th of 1015)

Based on 3,663 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500320NS, ST350032 ST3500320NS, ST350032 0NS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3500320NS 500GB averaged 52.3% 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 0.71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500320NS 500GB is 36.7%. 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 44.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,663 samples)
Min Avg Max
36 Read 85 107
8 Write 69 105
16.7 Mixed 44.9 57.7
33.3 SusWrite 80.7 106
51.2% 69.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.71 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.6 1.9
0.3 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
138% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
458GB free
Firmware: SN06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 109 109 109 109 110 MB/s
Read 102
Write 102
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 108
67% 91.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.17 MB/s
333GB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 89 95 95 95 94 MB/s
Read 94.7
Write 13.1
Mixed 44
SusWrite 93.5
45% 61.3 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: 84 85 85 84 82 83 MB/s
Read 84.8
Write 84.9
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 83.7
56% 76 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.1 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: BN06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 74 74 73 73 72 MB/s
Read 95.2
Write 99.5
Mixed 56.7
SusWrite 72.2
60% 80.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 52 83 85 44 83 MB/s
Read 85.8
Write 83.6
Mixed 49
SusWrite 71.1
53% 72.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: SN06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 70 71 71 70 68 MB/s
Read 85.3
Write 84.1
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 70
53% 72 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
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AmazonUS $8919 days
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Typical ST3500320NS 500GB Builds (Compare 75 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

System: Medionpc MS-7502

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 28% - Poor Total price: $778

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