Average Bench: 91.7% (297th of 1058)

Based on 1,487 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate SSD

Excellent average bench

The Seagate SSD 500GB averaged just 8.2% 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 190MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate SSD 500GB is 53.3%. 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 327MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 370MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,487 samples)
Min Avg Max
309 Read 460 516
205 Write 413 486
260 Mixed 370 415
159 SusWrite 327 432
88.2% 393 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.6 4K Read 29.5 36.9
34.1 4K Write 72.3 103
20.1 4K Mixed 36.7 46.1
130% 46.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
140 DQ Read 316 367
65.1 DQ Write 280 367
41.5 DQ Mixed 190 226
172% 262 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
464GB free
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 256 458 461 459 460 MB/s
Read 518
Write 473
Mixed 403
SusWrite 400
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 88.8
4K Mixed 41.4
152% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 220
202% 309 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 362 301 42 139 326 MB/s
Read 507
Write 480
Mixed 411
SusWrite 254
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 89.6
4K Mixed 44.5
158% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 366
DQ Mixed 226
208% 320 MB/s
458GB free
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 232 400 364 392 407 MB/s
Read 434
Write 408
Mixed 356
SusWrite 362
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 75.7
4K Mixed 34.6
126% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 221
204% 314 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 124 46 416 18 40 MB/s
Read 501
Write 462
Mixed 410
SusWrite 156
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 71.6
4K Mixed 39.1
137% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 1.5
94% 227 MB/s
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 334 415 100 90 395 MB/s
Read 465
Write 431
Mixed 350
SusWrite 274
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 19.9
4K Mixed 26
89% 25.2 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 19.6
DQ Mixed 88.1
63% 83.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,118,612 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 500GB Builds (Compare 85,003 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $949

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