Average Bench: 94% (230th of 1012)

Based on 1,505 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate BarraCuda SSD ZA500CM10002

Excellent average bench

The Seagate BarraCuda SSD ZA500CM10002 500GB averaged just 5.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate BarraCuda SSD ZA500CM10002 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 192MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate BarraCuda SSD ZA500CM10002 500GB is 47.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate BarraCuda SSD ZA500CM10002 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 354MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 373MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,505 samples)
Min Avg Max
324 Read 461 514
279 Write 421 481
237 Mixed 373 415
192 SusWrite 354 433
90.5% 402 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 29.6 36.9
37.1 4K Write 71.5 103
24.8 4K Mixed 37 45.2
130% 46 MB/s
Min Avg Max
163 DQ Read 325 366
87 DQ Write 293 368
40.7 DQ Mixed 192 227
176% 270 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
354GB free
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 200 461 474 475 475 MB/s
Read 510
Write 481
Mixed 405
SusWrite 397
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 41.7
152% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 218
198% 302 MB/s
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 337 443 443 451 457 MB/s
Read 502
Write 462
Mixed 402
SusWrite 405
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 38.8
142% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 219
198% 300 MB/s
272GB free
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 268 458 402 404 417 MB/s
Read 452
Write 384
Mixed 361
SusWrite 400
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 45.2
145% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 217
198% 303 MB/s
252GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 299 424 438 437 443 MB/s
Read 480
Write 434
Mixed 390
SusWrite 390
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 35.6
122% 42.5 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 227
205% 310 MB/s
435GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 138 414 413 446 449 MB/s
Read 497
Write 417
Mixed 407
SusWrite 363
95% 421 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 30.8
132% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 132
146% 248 MB/s
419GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 189 220 306 309 266 MB/s
Read 363
Write 314
Mixed 299
SusWrite 246
69% 306 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 54.9
4K Mixed 34.2
118% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 139
118% 168 MB/s
350GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 356 425 430 438 433 MB/s
Read 114
Write 313
Mixed 397
SusWrite 381
69% 301 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 51.9
4K Mixed 12.9
91% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 118
154% 277 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,943,684 SSDs tested.

Typical BarraCuda SSD ZA500CM10002 500GB Builds (Compare 4,078 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asrock A320M-HDV R4.0

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $275

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