Average Bench: 165% (135th of 1071)

Based on 2,829 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate BarraCuda Q5 ZP500CV30001

Outstanding average bench

The Seagate BarraCuda Q5 ZP500CV30001 500GB averaged 65.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate BarraCuda Q5 ZP500CV30001 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 428MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 713MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate BarraCuda Q5 ZP500CV30001 500GB is 135%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate BarraCuda Q5 ZP500CV30001 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 480MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 364MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,829 samples)
Min Avg Max
645 Read 1,009 1,121
639 Write 902 1,008
543 Mixed 857 959
99.9 SusWrite 480 948
182% 812 MB/s
Min Avg Max
6.77 4K Read 47 56.3
49.2 4K Write 153 233
6.67 4K Mixed 63 80.4
233% 87.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
226 DQ Read 364 385
77.5 DQ Write 713 1,014
114 DQ Mixed 428 500
357% 502 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
182GB free
Firmware: SU5SH017
SusWrite @10s intervals: 805 878 956 984 992 997 MB/s
Read 1,015
Write 905
Mixed 884
SusWrite 935
211% 935 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 197
4K Mixed 64.6
257% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 1,021
DQ Mixed 492
436% 632 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: SU5SH017
SusWrite @10s intervals: 782 819 205 77 299 35 MB/s
Read 1,013
Write 940
Mixed 910
SusWrite 370
181% 808 MB/s
4K Read 54.9
4K Write 243
4K Mixed 82.7
318% 127 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 1,002
DQ Mixed 500
437% 628 MB/s
385GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SU5SH018
SusWrite @10s intervals: 708 757 748 815 817 820 MB/s
Read 954
Write 783
Mixed 803
SusWrite 778
186% 830 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 213
4K Mixed 59.1
248% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 836
DQ Mixed 482
402% 565 MB/s
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SU5SH017
SusWrite @10s intervals: 879 905 495 178 152 156 MB/s
Read 838
Write 882
Mixed 905
SusWrite 461
174% 771 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 70
251% 96.5 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 948
DQ Mixed 485
421% 603 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SU5SH017
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 172 179 68 79 81 MB/s
Read 1,066
Write 954
Mixed 916
SusWrite 157
173% 773 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 175
4K Mixed 69.1
256% 98 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 916
DQ Mixed 494
421% 597 MB/s
291GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SU5SH017
SusWrite @10s intervals: 685 68 30 39 75 614 MB/s
Read 995
Write 932
Mixed 889
SusWrite 252
172% 767 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 54.4
189% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 652
DQ Mixed 495
381% 508 MB/s
308GB free
Firmware: SU5SH017
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 31 31 32 44 56 MB/s
Read 769
Write 713
Mixed 684
SusWrite 65.1
125% 558 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 74
4K Mixed 37.6
133% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 354
239% 290 MB/s
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Typical BarraCuda Q5 ZP500CV30001 500GB Builds (Compare 745 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asrock B550M-C

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $580

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