Average Bench: 44% (428th of 1015)

Based on 13,141 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500LM000-SSHD-8GB, ST500LM0 00-SSHD-8GB

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST500LM000-SSHD-8GB 500GB averaged 55.9% 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 1.44MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.84MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST500LM000-SSHD-8GB 500GB is 48.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST500LM000-SSHD-8GB 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 46.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 75.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 13,141 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.8 Read 75.9 112
23.5 Write 81.7 114
18.5 Mixed 46.5 67.4
26 SusWrite 76.3 110
51.5% 70.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 1.16 2
0.6 4K Write 3.84 5.4
0.2 4K Mixed 1.44 2.3
280% 2.15 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LVD3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 107 109 107 109 109 MB/s
Read 79.3
Write 112
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 108
59% 81.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.6
316% 2.6 MB/s
77GB free
Firmware: LVD4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 85 87 86 88 87 MB/s
Read 67.9
Write 61.3
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 86.5
49% 66.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 2
373% 2.8 MB/s
367GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LVD6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 84 50 42 55 74 MB/s
Read 82.5
Write 105
Mixed 37.8
SusWrite 56.2
51% 70.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.73 MB/s
299GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LVD4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 26 25 13 44 34 MB/s
Read 78.2
Write 101
Mixed 61.4
SusWrite 27.8
50% 67 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.1
33% 0.27 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,486,132 HDDs tested.

Typical ST500LM000-SSHD-8GB 500GB Builds (Compare 1,400 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 20351

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 31% - Below average Total price: $17

Popular ST500LM000-SSHD-8GB 500GB systems:

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4 years ago.

It was great at the time (2014), but doesn't even compare to any SSD now.


1 month ago.

Very good for that years

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