Average Bench: 34.8% (601st of 1015)

Based on 30,716 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD501LJ

Poor average bench

The Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB averaged 65.1% 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 0.69MB/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 22.6%. 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 41.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 60.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,716 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.1 Read 60.6 79.4
27.1 Write 60.2 85.2
24.7 Mixed 41.4 51.8
34.6 SusWrite 60.5 80.5
41% 55.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.23 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.69 0.9
126% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
315GB free
Firmware: CR100-11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 72 70 67 67 66 MB/s
Read 75.8
Write 76.3
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 68.7
49% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: CR10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 72 72 72 72 71 MB/s
Read 61.2
Write 30.8
Mixed 30
SusWrite 71.7
36% 48.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.73 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 64 64 65 65 66 MB/s
Read 67.6
Write 76.5
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 64.3
47% 64.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
417GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 74 75 73 73 74 MB/s
Read 56.7
Write 32.3
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 74.1
38% 51.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
295GB free
Firmware: CR100-13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 67 66 67 65 65 MB/s
Read 64.4
Write 69.8
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 65.3
45% 61.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.7 MB/s
299GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 75 76 77 76 76 MB/s
Read 44.5
Write 42.5
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 76.3
36% 48.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.8 MB/s
61GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 53 51 50 54 54 MB/s
Read 42.2
Write 52.6
Mixed 32.1
SusWrite 52.5
33% 44.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.77 MB/s
229GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 29 28 28 36 39 MB/s
Read 57.8
Write 65.5
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 32.7
36% 49.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.7 MB/s
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 31 32 31 21 20 MB/s
Read 63.8
Write 61.3
Mixed 42.4
SusWrite 25.3
36% 48.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
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Typical Spinpoint T166 500GB Builds (Compare 15,599 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $216

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