Average Bench: 47.8% (343rd of 1014)

Based on 2,238 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500412AS, ST350041 ST3500412AS, ST350041 2AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3500412AS 500GB averaged 52.1% 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 0.82MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.57MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500412AS 500GB is 32.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3500412AS 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 48.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 81MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,238 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.9 Read 85.5 112
35.4 Write 82.4 109
32.7 Mixed 48.2 59
36.3 SusWrite 81 109
54.5% 74.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.57 0.7
1.1 4K Write 1.57 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.82 1
144% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
12GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 94 58 75 86 89 MB/s
Read 104
Write 96
Mixed 51.8
SusWrite 82
61% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 94 92 91 92 94 MB/s
Read 89.8
Write 79.3
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 92.9
57% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
363GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 33 40 90 96 92 MB/s
Read 108
Write 100
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 69.2
62% 83.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
307GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 72 73 72 74 75 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 89.8
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 72.9
56% 76.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1.03 MB/s
193GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 58 58 60 57 59 MB/s
Read 94.7
Write 88.9
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 58.1
54% 73.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 41 41 42 46 57 MB/s
Read 91
Write 23.5
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 42.2
37% 50.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 96 98 98 96 97 MB/s
Read 26.7
Write 65
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 96.9
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 97 97 97 95 96 MB/s
Read 23.7
Write 59
Mixed 28.4
SusWrite 96
38% 51.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,010,337 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3500412AS 500GB Builds (Compare 287 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Medionpc MS-7616

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $118

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