Average Bench: 58.2% (214th of 1015)

Based on 988 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500514NS, ST350051 ST3500514NS, ST350051 4NS

Average average bench

The Seagate ST3500514NS 500GB averaged 41.7% 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 1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.93MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500514NS 500GB is 37.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3500514NS 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 57.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 97MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 988 samples)
Min Avg Max
59 Read 106 131
59.4 Write 104 130
39.5 Mixed 57.6 68
55.8 SusWrite 97 129
66.8% 91.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.83 0.95
1.1 4K Write 1.93 2.3
0.65 4K Mixed 1 1.2
182% 1.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
436GB free
Firmware: SN12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 123 126 125 126 125 MB/s
Read 128
Write 112
Mixed 65
SusWrite 124
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.33 MB/s
301GB free
Firmware: SN12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 121 123 124 123 124 MB/s
Read 122
Write 127
Mixed 65
SusWrite 122
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
241GB free
Firmware: KD03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 114 114 112 111 111 MB/s
Read 132
Write 125
Mixed 63
SusWrite 112
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
7GB free
Firmware: SN11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 80 82 82 82 119 MB/s
Read 103
Write 104
Mixed 64
SusWrite 87.9
66% 89.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
184% 1.27 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 89 91 90 88 97 MB/s
Read 92.1
Write 92.4
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 89.8
61% 83 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,346,176 HDDs tested.

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Typical ST3500514NS 500GB Builds (Compare 11,526 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3-CF - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $559

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