Average Bench: 43.2% (450th of 1015)

more Based on 42,208 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 56.8% 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 0.65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.54MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB is 41.3%. 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 44.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 72.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,208 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.5 Read 78.1 106
25 Write 73.5 100
20.7 Mixed 44.3 57.2
29.7 SusWrite 72.3 104
49.2% 67 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.54 0.6
0.5 4K Write 0.96 1.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.65 0.8
112% 0.72 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 79 71 82 79 85 MB/s
Read 87.8
Write 81.8
Mixed 49.8
SusWrite 77.1
54% 74.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
105% 0.8 MB/s
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 16 77 85 86 88 MB/s
Read 89.9
Write 88.9
Mixed 43.4
SusWrite 68.7
53% 72.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.67 MB/s
189GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 79 81 79 80 82 MB/s
Read 75.9
Write 61.9
Mixed 49.4
SusWrite 79.7
49% 66.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 75 77 84 81 81 MB/s
Read 83.5
Write 78.8
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 70.3
51% 69.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 88 84 89 86 89 MB/s
Read 64.8
Write 53.2
Mixed 40.4
SusWrite 86.3
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
425GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 61 70 47 53 75 MB/s
Read 16.2
Write 32.7
Mixed 33.1
SusWrite 58.3
26% 35.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.73 MB/s
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Typical Momentus 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 6,077 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $232

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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

18 months ago.

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


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