Average Bench: 47.6% (354th of 1015)

Based on 2,150 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500412AS, ST350041 ST3500412AS, ST350041 2AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3500412AS 500GB averaged 52.4% 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 0.81MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.55MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500412AS 500GB is 40.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3500412AS 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 47.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 80.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,150 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.3 Read 85 112
31.1 Write 83.6 110
18 Mixed 47.6 59.7
30.3 SusWrite 80.6 110
54.4% 74.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.34 4K Read 0.57 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.55 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.81 0.9
143% 0.98 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
276GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 104 103 103 104 104 MB/s
Read 104
Write 106
Mixed 55.3
SusWrite 104
68% 92.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
276GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 100 101 102 101 101 MB/s
Read 106
Write 101
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 101
67% 91.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
276GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 101 101 101 102 101 MB/s
Read 95.9
Write 94.4
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 101
63% 85.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1.03 MB/s
323GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 46 72 77 94 71 MB/s
Read 98
Write 96.9
Mixed 54.7
SusWrite 71.1
59% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 84 83 83 83 83 MB/s
Read 80.4
Write 76.7
Mixed 49
SusWrite 83.1
53% 72.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 62 67 78 75 74 MB/s
Read 84.1
Write 80.3
Mixed 37.9
SusWrite 70.2
50% 68.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,746,444 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3500412AS 500GB Builds (Compare 25,244 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $465

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