Average Bench: 91.6% (260th of 1016)

Based on 806 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate SSD

Excellent average bench

The Seagate SSD 500GB averaged just 8.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate SSD 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 191MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate SSD 500GB is 57.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate SSD 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 338MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 370MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 806 samples)
Min Avg Max
335 Read 462 515
246 Write 413 479
251 Mixed 370 411
161 SusWrite 338 438
88.9% 396 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.5 4K Read 29.4 37.1
28.2 4K Write 69.6 107
15.5 4K Mixed 35.6 45.7
127% 44.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
84.2 DQ Read 320 365
77.5 DQ Write 286 366
41.4 DQ Mixed 191 226
174% 266 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
248GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 339 443 457 457 459 MB/s
Read 512
Write 471
Mixed 412
SusWrite 417
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 45
162% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 225
204% 310 MB/s
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 348 425 185 453 269 MB/s
Read 508
Write 461
Mixed 401
SusWrite 334
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 44.6
160% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 222
202% 307 MB/s
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 324 433 327 422 460 MB/s
Read 504
Write 467
Mixed 404
SusWrite 378
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 39.8
139% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 227
206% 312 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 335 427 453 450 310 MB/s
Read 509
Write 475
Mixed 405
SusWrite 365
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 44.5
158% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 37.1
DQ Mixed 223
156% 206 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 128 168 105 160 175 MB/s
Read 342
Write 316
Mixed 304
SusWrite 151
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 58.3
4K Mixed 30.6
111% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 162
136% 200 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,382,999 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 500GB Builds (Compare 52,366 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $345

Popular SSD 500GB systems:

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