Average Bench: 32.9% (649th of 1015)

Based on 40,474 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD501LJ

Poor average bench

The Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB averaged 67.0% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.68MB/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 22.5%. 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 Read Speed 54.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,474 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.1 Read 54.5 74.6
24.9 Write 59.7 83.1
22.3 Mixed 41.3 52
36.5 SusWrite 60 79.4
39.7% 53.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.2 1.8
0.4 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
124% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
431GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 83 83 84 83 84 MB/s
Read 65.2
Write 71.5
Mixed 51.6
SusWrite 83.5
50% 67.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 82 82 83 72 83 MB/s
Read 66.9
Write 87.7
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 79.6
53% 72 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
197GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 72 71 71 72 74 MB/s
Read 54.5
Write 74.5
Mixed 47.4
SusWrite 71.8
46% 62 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.83 MB/s
9GB free
Firmware: CR100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 65 64 64 65 64 MB/s
Read 47
Write 59.9
Mixed 38.9
SusWrite 64
39% 52.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.8 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: CR100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 60 58 60 60 60 MB/s
Read 30.5
Write 26.9
Mixed 22.4
SusWrite 59.9
26% 34.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.77 MB/s
221GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 36 30 51 28 46 MB/s
Read 53.6
Write 71.6
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 36.4
39% 52.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: CR100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 50 50 51 51 50 MB/s
Read 36.2
Write 48.1
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 49.7
31% 41.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.67 MB/s
306GB free
Firmware: CR100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 40 39 40 40 37 MB/s
Read 45.2
Write 58.3
Mixed 40
SusWrite 39
34% 45.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
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AmazonUS $406 months
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Typical Spinpoint T166 500GB Builds (Compare 51,755 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: 68% - Good Total price: $326

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