Average Bench: 36.5% (564th of 1015)

Based on 631 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Slim BK

Poor average bench

The Seagate Slim BK 500GB averaged 63.5% 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 0.45MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.46MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Slim BK 500GB is 46.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Slim BK 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 44.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.73MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 631 samples)
Min Avg Max
25 Read 64.2 108
23.4 Write 61.3 103
19.7 Mixed 44.9 89.6
23 SusWrite 63.3 108
43.1% 58.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.29 4K Read 0.46 0.52
0.39 4K Write 0.73 1.03
0.12 4K Mixed 0.45 0.7
82.8% 0.55 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
438GB free
Firmware: 0934
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 87 90 68 82 93 MB/s
Read 91.8
Write 94.8
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 84.5
60% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.7
110% 0.6 MB/s
284GB free
Firmware: 6405
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 92 92 90 91 92 MB/s
Read 65.5
Write 59.5
Mixed 41.7
SusWrite 91
47% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
237GB free
Firmware: 6405
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 23 24 24 24 24 MB/s
Read 29.9
Write 25.2
Mixed 22.4
SusWrite 23
19% 25.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
86% 0.5 MB/s
237GB free
Firmware: 6405
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 23 23 22 24 24 MB/s
Read 28.1
Write 24.5
Mixed 23.4
SusWrite 22.9
18% 24.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
99% 0.57 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,990,331 HDDs tested.

Typical Slim BK 500GB Builds (Compare 7 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk

System: Novatech BB-64008A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $229

Popular Slim BK 500GB systems:

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