Average Bench: 47.1% (367th of 1015)

Based on 840 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500LX003-1AC15G, ST500LX003-1AC15, ST500LX0 03-1AC15G, ST500LX0 ST500LX003-1AC15

Below average average bench

The Seagate Momentus XT 7200 RPM 2.5" 500GB averaged 52.9% 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 0.44MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.38MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Momentus XT 7200 RPM 2.5" 500GB is 29.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Momentus XT 7200 RPM 2.5" 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 76.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 68.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 840 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.2 Read 84.4 109
50.7 Write 83.2 107
35.6 Mixed 68.6 97.1
41.4 SusWrite 76.2 102
57.8% 78.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.58 0.8
0.5 4K Write 1.38 1.7
0.14 4K Mixed 0.44 0.8
99.3% 0.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
442GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEM4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 87 92 95 94 90 MB/s
Read 115
Write 106
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 90.8
71% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
464GB free
Firmware: DEM4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 107 105 107 106 107 MB/s
Read 99
Write 102
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 106
70% 95.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
322GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEM4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 67 70 68 70 MB/s
Read 100
Write 86.5
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 68.6
60% 81.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEM4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 91 94 MB/s
Read 25.6
Write 73.6
Mixed 25.7
SusWrite 88.3
39% 53.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.7
149% 1.27 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,896,197 HDDs tested.

Typical Momentus XT 7200 RPM 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 2,742 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: Dell Latitude E6530

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $300

Popular Momentus XT 7200 RPM 2.5" 500GB systems:

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