Average Bench: 42.4% (462nd of 1015)

more Based on 38,084 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 57.5% 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 45.7%. 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. Sequential Write Speed 71.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,084 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.8 Read 76.1 104
20.6 Write 71.5 98.6
17.5 Mixed 43.3 57.1
23.5 SusWrite 71.8 105
48.2% 65.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.53 0.7
0.5 4K Write 0.96 1.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.64 0.8
111% 0.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
440GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0005DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 75 86 99 101 103 MB/s
Read 109
Write 111
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 89.4
67% 91.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.6 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: 0002DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 98 98 99 98 98 MB/s
Read 97
Write 79.7
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 98.1
60% 82.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
105% 0.63 MB/s
449GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001TSM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 82 85 96 92 96 MB/s
Read 99.7
Write 93.2
Mixed 48
SusWrite 86
60% 81.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 76 75 74 75 74 MB/s
Read 68.8
Write 72.6
Mixed 46
SusWrite 74.6
48% 65.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
103% 0.73 MB/s
5GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 60 61 74 69 63 MB/s
Read 70.5
Write 71.3
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 66.5
46% 62.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.63 MB/s
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 29 24 50 49 46 MB/s
Read 26.2
Write 49.5
Mixed 7.2
SusWrite 39.1
22% 30.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.67 MB/s
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Typical Momentus 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 3,608 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $228

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19 months 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

11 months ago.

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


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