Average Bench: 34% (619th of 1015)

Based on 43,024 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD501LJ

Poor average bench

The Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB averaged 66.0% 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 0.7MB/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 22.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 57MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 43,024 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.1 Read 57 76.4
23.6 Write 60.7 85.4
23.1 Mixed 41.5 52.5
35.4 SusWrite 61.1 81.2
40.6% 55.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.23 1.9
0.5 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
126% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
54GB free
Firmware: CR100-05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 69 69 69 70 69 MB/s
Read 104
Write 29.8
Mixed 45.2
SusWrite 69.4
46% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
116% 0.8 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 77 80 79 79 77 MB/s
Read 72.7
Write 77.7
Mixed 51.6
SusWrite 78.6
52% 70.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
454GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 52 54 54 53 56 MB/s
Read 58.4
Write 48.7
Mixed 27.8
SusWrite 54.4
35% 47.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
357GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 0 63 64 65 65 MB/s
Read 60.9
Write 68.5
Mixed 42.6
SusWrite 42.8
40% 53.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.8
131% 0.73 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: CR100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 50 49 50 50 50 MB/s
Read 49.7
Write 55.3
Mixed 37
SusWrite 49.8
35% 48 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.8 MB/s
409GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 40 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 31.8
Write 46.7
Mixed 30.2
SusWrite 40.4
28% 37.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.7 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 61%
Workstation 2%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $325

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