Average Bench: 91.7% (297th of 1058)

Based on 1,682 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 191MB/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 52.9%. 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 324MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 370MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,682 samples)
Min Avg Max
319 Read 463 516
202 Write 413 487
243 Mixed 370 414
151 SusWrite 324 434
88.2% 393 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.9 4K Read 29.7 36.7
34.6 4K Write 72.1 101
21 4K Mixed 36.7 45.5
130% 46.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
144 DQ Read 316 367
70.1 DQ Write 279 367
41.6 DQ Mixed 191 227
172% 262 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
43GB free
Firmware: STSSD015
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 483 479 466 452 434 MB/s
Read 519
Write 502
Mixed 484
SusWrite 453
110% 490 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 66.3
226% 81.8 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 371
DQ Mixed 378
284% 379 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 345 465 462 442 469 MB/s
Read 514
Write 473
Mixed 417
SusWrite 442
104% 461 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 44.3
161% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 228
208% 316 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: ST9S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 335 431 430 431 432 MB/s
Read 500
Write 443
Mixed 399
SusWrite 416
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 78.7
4K Mixed 41.7
148% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 166
134% 191 MB/s
117GB free
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 222 424 398 365 384 MB/s
Read 504
Write 421
Mixed 392
SusWrite 370
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 39.6
4K Mixed 33.5
116% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 73.7
DQ Mixed 146
108% 147 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,078,113 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 500GB Builds (Compare 4,876 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 390

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $150

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

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