Average Bench: 92.8% (258th of 1030)

Based on 3,553 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate BarraCuda SSD ZA500CM10002

Excellent average bench

The Seagate BarraCuda SSD ZA500CM10002 500GB averaged just 7.2% 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 195MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate BarraCuda SSD ZA500CM10002 500GB is 47.3%. 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 333MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 378MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,553 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 468 516
297 Write 425 483
286 Mixed 378 415
167 SusWrite 333 431
90.2% 401 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 30 36.7
34.2 4K Write 69.9 99.6
23.4 4K Mixed 36.4 45.4
129% 45.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
169 DQ Read 328 365
90.2 DQ Write 293 368
40.8 DQ Mixed 195 227
178% 272 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
181GB free
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 239 437 446 446 447 MB/s
Read 485
Write 449
Mixed 399
SusWrite 393
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 42.1
157% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 221
201% 307 MB/s
272GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 354 449 296 460 333 MB/s
Read 507
Write 470
Mixed 407
SusWrite 372
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 77.9
4K Mixed 40.8
144% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 222
203% 308 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 269 366 384 463 157 MB/s
Read 500
Write 462
Mixed 404
SusWrite 350
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 64
4K Mixed 36.9
127% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 225
206% 313 MB/s
398GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 223 419 424 426 431 MB/s
Read 495
Write 324
Mixed 406
SusWrite 352
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 72.7
4K Mixed 38.4
136% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 222
179% 257 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 145 153 20 355 MB/s
Read 501
Write 466
Mixed 402
SusWrite 169
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 85.5
4K Mixed 41.9
150% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 3.8
86% 208 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 145 145 45 0.3 165 MB/s
Read 342
Write 294
Mixed 272
SusWrite 112
57% 255 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 54.3
4K Mixed 31
108% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 171
149% 222 MB/s
396GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 64 30 88 83 54 MB/s
Read 422
Write 386
Mixed 332
SusWrite 79.7
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 41.6
4K Mixed 34
103% 33.4 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 21.4
72% 159 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,805,534 SSDs tested.

Typical BarraCuda SSD ZA500CM10002 500GB Builds (Compare 7,840 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock A320M-HDV R4.0

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $269

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