Average Bench: 58.4% (203rd of 1015)

more Based on 574,344 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM002-1BD142, ST500DM002-1ER14C, ST500DM0 02-142, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1SB10, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1BD14, ST500DM002-1ER14, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1BC14, ST500DM0 02, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1BD1, ST500DM0 02-9YN14C, ST500DM002-1CH14, ST500DM002-1BD1, ST500DM0 02-1BD142, ST500DM002-1ER164, ST500DM002-1BD14, ST500DM002-1BC14, ST500DM0 02-1ER14C, ST500DM002-1CH14C, ST500DM002-1BC142, ST500DM002-1ET162, Seagate ST500DM002-1BD14, ST500DM002-1SB10A, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1ER14, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-9YN14, ST500DM0 02-1CH14C, ST500DM002-9YN14C, ST500DM0 02-1BC142, ST500DM002-1SB10, ST500DM0 02-1SB10A, ST500DM002-9YN14, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1CH14

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB averaged 41.6% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.63MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB is 60.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 56.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.21MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 574,344 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.3 Read 104 164
36.6 Write 99.3 132
26.2 Mixed 56.3 72.1
38 SusWrite 99.2 146
65.8% 89.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.63 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.21 1.9
0.4 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
129% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
458GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 124 122 123 125 124 MB/s
Read 120
Write 125
Mixed 62
SusWrite 123
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
213GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 119 116 117 117 117 MB/s
Read 120
Write 118
Mixed 63.6
SusWrite 117
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 109 109 109 110 111 MB/s
Read 118
Write 111
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 109
73% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
384GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 113 114 114 114 114 MB/s
Read 113
Write 118
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 114
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
242GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 113 117 116 116 115 MB/s
Read 89.7
Write 83.5
Mixed 56
SusWrite 115
63% 86.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
135% 0.8 MB/s
157GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 86 83 87 88 87 MB/s
Read 82.1
Write 83.1
Mixed 53
SusWrite 85.8
56% 76 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.73 MB/s
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12 months ago.

Read/write times are terrible. System is 2.5 yrs old


2 years ago.

really solid good drive its not bad its one of the mid range for that low price this rocks and its fast not perfect :D


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3 years ago.

es increíble la velocidad a que ofrece para un disco de su época, al día de hoy (10/09/2020) funciona correctamente y nunca me ha generado problema de ningún tipo

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