Average Bench: 60% (191st of 1015)

Based on 2 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500VM002-9ZL16C, ST500VM002-1CT162
Poor: 41%Average: 60% Great: 79%

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Average average bench

The Seagate ST500VM002-9ZL16C 500GB averaged 40.0% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.8MB/s

Unknown consistency

There are too few samples to reasonably determine how consistently this HDD perfroms. This result should be interpreted with caution.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.85MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 57.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.5 Read 123 150
109 Write 110 111
56 Mixed 57.5 59
47.2 SusWrite 86.1 125
69% 94.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.8 0.8
0.7 4K Write 0.85 1
0.6 4K Mixed 0.65 0.7
121% 0.77 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
447GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 118 126 124 137 135 MB/s
Read 150
Write 109
Mixed 59
SusWrite 125
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.73 MB/s
405GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ES22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 24 48 57 57 58 MB/s
Read 96.5
Write 111
Mixed 56
SusWrite 47.2
57% 77.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.8 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,746,959 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500VM002-9ZL16C 500GB Builds (Compare 816 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation 16%

System: Positivo POS-EIH61CE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $85

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