Average Bench: 175% (115th of 1058)

Based on 844 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate BarraCuda Q5 ZP500CV30001

Outstanding average bench

The Seagate BarraCuda Q5 ZP500CV30001 500GB averaged 75.5% 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 446MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 744MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate BarraCuda Q5 ZP500CV30001 500GB is 131%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate BarraCuda Q5 ZP500CV30001 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 366MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 631MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 844 samples)
Min Avg Max
668 Read 1,008 1,122
542 Write 885 991
514 Mixed 848 953
104 SusWrite 631 960
189% 843 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.3 4K Read 47.6 56
47.1 4K Write 150 222
21.8 4K Mixed 64.1 79.9
234% 87.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
230 DQ Read 366 385
83.8 DQ Write 744 1,003
131 DQ Mixed 446 500
370% 519 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SU5SH017
SusWrite @10s intervals: 922 914 930 934 932 922 MB/s
Read 1,108
Write 942
Mixed 950
SusWrite 926
221% 981 MB/s
4K Read 54.7
4K Write 199
4K Mixed 77.6
288% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 930
DQ Mixed 497
423% 600 MB/s
161GB free
Firmware: SU5SH017
SusWrite @10s intervals: 912 897 349 68 187 34 MB/s
Read 1,077
Write 918
Mixed 919
SusWrite 408
186% 830 MB/s
4K Read 52.6
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 75
267% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 922
DQ Mixed 496
422% 599 MB/s
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SU5SH017
SusWrite @10s intervals: 525 269 40 592 71 51 MB/s
Read 1,048
Write 887
Mixed 927
SusWrite 258
174% 780 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 208
4K Mixed 71.8
279% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 955
DQ Mixed 494
427% 611 MB/s
306GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SU5SH017
SusWrite @10s intervals: 510 367 52 69 303 33 MB/s
Read 1104
Write 500
Mixed 667
SusWrite 223
138% 623 MB/s
4K Read 56.2
4K Write 219
4K Mixed 76.3
299% 117 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 516
DQ Mixed 405
318% 434 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SU5SH017
SusWrite @10s intervals: 264 24 28 33 44 63 MB/s
Read 1,096
Write 997
Mixed 935
SusWrite 75.8
173% 776 MB/s
4K Read 52.1
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 71
259% 97.3 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 857
DQ Mixed 493
410% 574 MB/s
398GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SU5SH017
SusWrite @10s intervals: 553 669 645 661 690 693 MB/s
Read 598
Write 559
Mixed 612
SusWrite 652
137% 605 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 59.5
202% 71.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 759
DQ Mixed 493
396% 544 MB/s
433GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SU5SH017
SusWrite @10s intervals: 646 713 894 717 507 296 MB/s
Read 962
Write 894
Mixed 758
SusWrite 629
182% 811 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 35.5
144% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 393
281% 361 MB/s
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Typical BarraCuda Q5 ZP500CV30001 500GB Builds (Compare 5,793 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B550M-A (WI-FI)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $744

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