Average Bench: 41.8% (469th of 1015)

more Based on 48,829 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9500420AS, Seagate ST9500420AS, ST950042 4AS, ST950042 3AS, ST950042 0ASG, ST9500423AS, ST9500424AS, ST950042 ST9500424AS, ST950042 0AS, ST950042 ST9500423AS, ST950042 ST9500420AS, ST950042 ST9500420ASG, ST9500420ASG

Below average average bench

The Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB averaged 58.2% 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 0.64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.53MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB is 42.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 43.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 70.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 48,829 samples)
Min Avg Max
17 Read 75.5 103
20.1 Write 70.8 99.4
17.1 Mixed 43.3 56.1
24.5 SusWrite 70.1 101
47.7% 64.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.53 0.7
0.4 4K Write 0.95 1.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.64 0.8
110% 0.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
412GB free
Firmware: 0003DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 106 107 108 107 108 MB/s
Read 98.7
Write 78.1
Mixed 59.1
SusWrite 107
63% 85.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
113% 0.67 MB/s
322GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 64 74 71 75 69 MB/s
Read 83.2
Write 89
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 70.8
52% 70.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
199GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 78 76 80 78 79 MB/s
Read 66.4
Write 67.6
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 77.7
47% 64.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 53 66 65 74 70 MB/s
Read 72.7
Write 75.6
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 64.2
47% 64.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: D005
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 71 68 61 63 77 MB/s
Read 42.8
Write 50.5
Mixed 30.7
SusWrite 67.6
35% 47.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
107% 0.6 MB/s
225GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 3.2 20 25 29 28 MB/s
Read 74.9
Write 78.7
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 24.5
41% 55.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.83 MB/s
363GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.1 10 8.3 11 9.6 14 MB/s
Read 72.2
Write 66
Mixed 39
SusWrite 10.3
35% 46.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.7 MB/s
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Typical Momentus 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 7,277 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $229

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2 years ago.

It's a little louder, buzzier and hotter than other HDD. Pretty slow, but that could be because I have it in a USB 2.0 enclosure.


Good

23 months ago.

This is barely fast enough to be used as a hard drive to have games on


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