Average Bench: 42.4% (468th of 1015)

more Based on 25,941 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 57.6% 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 0.64MB/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 39.7%. 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 43.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 70.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,941 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.7 Read 77.1 103
26.9 Write 72.9 99.6
19.5 Mixed 43.5 57
29 SusWrite 70.5 99.3
48.4% 66 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.5 4K Write 0.96 1.4
0.3 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%
465GB free
Firmware: 0003DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 105 107 107 107 107 MB/s
Read 108
Write 86.9
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 107
66% 89.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
105% 0.63 MB/s
417GB free
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 98 95 97 96 96 MB/s
Read 95.9
Write 95.3
Mixed 51.6
SusWrite 96.3
62% 84.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003LVM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 80 87 93 96 94 MB/s
Read 98.5
Write 95.5
Mixed 52
SusWrite 86.4
61% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
131% 0.77 MB/s
192GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 85 87 86 87 86 MB/s
Read 84.7
Write 78.3
Mixed 48.3
SusWrite 86.2
55% 74.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
241GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 89 89 91 91 91 MB/s
Read 78
Write 77.3
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 89.7
53% 72.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
225GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 77 80 79 79 72 MB/s
Read 85.4
Write 76.8
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 77.2
52% 71 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
397GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 54 53 55 56 55 MB/s
Read 61.2
Write 68.5
Mixed 44
SusWrite 53.9
42% 56.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical Momentus 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 10,301 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $304

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4 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.


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