Average Bench: 45.4% (401st of 1015)

Based on 1,141 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 54.6% 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 0.63MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.47MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Momentus XT 7200 RPM 2.5" 500GB is 36.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Momentus XT 7200 RPM 2.5" 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 58.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 75.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,141 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.2 Read 82.6 110
42.1 Write 82.4 108
26.5 Mixed 58.1 73.3
44 SusWrite 75.3 102
55% 74.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.58 0.8
0.64 4K Write 1.47 1.7
0.2 4K Mixed 0.63 0.8
122% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
306GB free
Firmware: DEM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 92 91 94 94 93 MB/s
Read 114
Write 104
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 92.5
71% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEM4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 87 91 95 99 95 MB/s
Read 91.9
Write 75
Mixed 72
SusWrite 91.2
61% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.87 MB/s
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEM4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 86 88 91 90 96 MB/s
Read 88.8
Write 79.7
Mixed 67.8
SusWrite 89.6
60% 81.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEM4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 86 79 83 87 78 MB/s
Read 95.2
Write 81
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 81
60% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
395GB free
Firmware: DEM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 89 89 91 90 89 MB/s
Read 84.3
Write 95
Mixed 61.9
SusWrite 88.8
61% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEM4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 68 76 82 77 85 MB/s
Read 89
Write 74.5
Mixed 66
SusWrite 77.9
57% 76.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 60 58 73 76 89 MB/s
Read 77.9
Write 85.9
Mixed 70
SusWrite 69.7
56% 75.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
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Typical Momentus XT 7200 RPM 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 8,799 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $113

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