Average Bench: 55.3% (252nd of 1010)

more Based on 129,753 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM002-1BD142, ST500DM002-1ER14C, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1SB10, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1BD14, ST500DM002-1ER14, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1BC14, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1BD1, ST500DM0 02-9YN14C, ST500DM002-1BD1, ST500DM0 02-1BD142, ST500DM002-1BD14, ST500DM002-1BC14, ST500DM0 02-1ER14C, ST500DM002-1CH14C, ST500DM002-1BC142, 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 44.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB is 53.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 52.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 91.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 129,753 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.3 Read 101 135
35.7 Write 97.5 130
21.5 Mixed 52.6 67.7
37.5 SusWrite 91.9 132
62.8% 85.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.64 4K Write 1.24 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.71 0.95
127% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 124 129 129 128 130 MB/s
Read 130
Write 128
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 128
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
61GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 101 75 83 104 MB/s
Read 120
Write 87.7
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 95.4
64% 88.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
324GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 90 90 98 102 104 MB/s
Read 119
Write 106
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 95.2
68% 92.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
171GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 97 97 95 96 96 MB/s
Read 113
Write 116
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 96.7
71% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 103 103 103 104 104 MB/s
Read 106
Write 98.2
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 103
67% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: KC65
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 93 103 111 102 85 MB/s
Read 98.5
Write 100
Mixed 59
SusWrite 100
66% 89.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
135% 0.8 MB/s
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC65
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 79 49 74 77 108 MB/s
Read 122
Write 105
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 73.4
61% 84.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 6.6
4K Mixed 0.5
207% 2.6 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 82 87 86 86 87 MB/s
Read 87.9
Write 91.6
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 85.4
57% 78.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.8 MB/s
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Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 62%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $357

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