Average Bench: 42.7% (463rd of 1015)

more Based on 28,031 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9500420AS, Seagate ST9500420AS, ST950042 4AS, ST950042 3AS, ST950042 0ASG, ST9500423AS, ST9500424AS, ST950042 0AS, ST950042 ST9500423AS, ST950042 ST9500420AS, ST950042 ST9500420ASG, ST9500420ASG

Below average average bench

The Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB averaged 57.3% 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 0.66MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.54MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB is 39.3%. 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 43.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 71.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,031 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.5 Read 77.3 104
24 Write 72.4 100
19.5 Mixed 43.7 55.8
29.6 SusWrite 71.4 99.6
48.6% 66.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.5 4K Write 0.99 1.4
0.27 4K Mixed 0.66 0.8
114% 0.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
374GB free
Firmware: 0003HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 87 80 71 67 92 MB/s
Read 96.2
Write 66.1
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 80.5
56% 75.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
386GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 98 98 99 95 98 MB/s
Read 68.2
Write 88.5
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 95.2
55% 75.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
394GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 66 75 70 79 79 MB/s
Read 83
Write 85.8
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 73
53% 72.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
364GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 40 29 47 51 60 MB/s
Read 59.5
Write 43.5
Mixed 39.3
SusWrite 43.9
34% 46.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
88% 0.53 MB/s
4GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 60 62 64 63 60 MB/s
Read 41.3
Write 39.6
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 62
34% 45.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.7
114% 0.63 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 89 89 91 89 89 MB/s
Read 3.8
Write 11.8
Mixed 6.3
SusWrite 82.4
19% 26.1 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0
4% 0.07 MB/s
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Typical Momentus 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 11,800 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $261

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 Comments

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9 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

1 month ago.

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


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