Average Bench: 34.6% (610th of 1015)

Based on 23,280 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD501LJ

Poor average bench

The Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB averaged 65.3% 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 0.7MB/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 21.3%. 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 60MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,280 samples)
Min Avg Max
35 Read 60.4 78.3
26.8 Write 60 84.1
24.7 Mixed 41.3 52
38.5 SusWrite 60.1 79.2
40.8% 55.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.22 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.7 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%
466GB free
Firmware: CR100-11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 80 78 78 78 78 MB/s
Read 79.7
Write 81.5
Mixed 55.4
SusWrite 78.7
54% 73.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
464GB free
Firmware: CR10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 78 74 77 76 76 MB/s
Read 70
Write 84
Mixed 54.1
SusWrite 76.7
52% 71.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
365GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 54 54 53 54 54 MB/s
Read 73.3
Write 78.7
Mixed 46
SusWrite 54.1
46% 63 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
367GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 66 65 61 57 57 MB/s
Read 63.7
Write 66.9
Mixed 45.2
SusWrite 62
44% 59.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
169GB free
Firmware: CR100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 51 49 52 51 50 MB/s
Read 71.8
Write 76.3
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 50.6
45% 60.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: CR100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 59 60 60 60 60 MB/s
Read 52.8
Write 58.7
Mixed 40
SusWrite 59.5
39% 52.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 40 40 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 31
Write 44.7
Mixed 29
SusWrite 39.4
27% 36 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical Spinpoint T166 500GB Builds (Compare 47,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $452

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