Average Bench: 35.1% (600th of 1015)

Based on 22,184 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD501LJ

Poor average bench

The Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB averaged 64.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB is 23%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 59.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,184 samples)
Min Avg Max
34.7 Read 60.8 78.5
25.3 Write 59.5 83.3
21.8 Mixed 41.3 52
36.6 SusWrite 61.2 79.9
41% 55.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.79 4K Write 1.22 1.8
0.49 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
127% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: CR100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 84 82 82 83 82 MB/s
Read 75.8
Write 36.4
Mixed 45
SusWrite 82.4
44% 59.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
390GB free
Firmware: CR10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 77 77 78 76 79 MB/s
Read 75.5
Write 81.5
Mixed 49
SusWrite 77.6
52% 70.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.73 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: CR100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 68 69 69 70 MB/s
Read 70.2
Write 75.7
Mixed 46
SusWrite 69
48% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.73 MB/s
163GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 56 54 56 56 55 MB/s
Read 56.8
Write 65.3
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 55.5
42% 56.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
443GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 53 51 47 51 52 MB/s
Read 54.2
Write 40.2
Mixed 26.8
SusWrite 50.3
31% 42.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
40GB free
Firmware: CR100-13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 44 44 44 43 45 MB/s
Read 37.5
Write 51.2
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 44.1
31% 41.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.77 MB/s
219GB free
Firmware: CR100-13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 42 42 43 43 45 MB/s
Read 36
Write 47.5
Mixed 32
SusWrite 43.1
29% 39.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
99% 0.7 MB/s
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Typical Spinpoint T166 500GB Builds (Compare 44,760 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $516

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