Average Bench: 92.6% (252nd of 1016)

Based on 1,806 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate BarraCuda SSD ZA500CM10002

Excellent average bench

The Seagate BarraCuda SSD ZA500CM10002 500GB averaged just 7.3% 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 185MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate BarraCuda SSD ZA500CM10002 500GB is 46.1%. 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 347MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 375MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,806 samples)
Min Avg Max
285 Read 459 514
291 Write 419 478
274 Mixed 375 416
172 SusWrite 347 429
89.9% 400 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.3 4K Read 29.3 36.9
31.7 4K Write 70.8 102
22.1 4K Mixed 36.3 45.2
128% 45.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
165 DQ Read 321 365
109 DQ Write 287 368
33.8 DQ Mixed 185 227
171% 264 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 329 450 454 461 458 MB/s
Read 507
Write 467
Mixed 413
SusWrite 413
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 79.2
4K Mixed 41.4
146% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 224
206% 314 MB/s
296GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 241 287 311 454 MB/s
Read 513
Write 453
Mixed 397
SusWrite 302
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 43.3
158% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 217
196% 298 MB/s
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 293 452 461 457 456 MB/s
Read 509
Write 470
Mixed 412
SusWrite 396
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 54.7
4K Mixed 40.9
133% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 111
141% 253 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 211 408 407 414 413 MB/s
Read 482
Write 419
Mixed 386
SusWrite 372
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 57.3
4K Mixed 34.6
119% 40.4 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 188
161% 236 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 332 286 185 365 22 412 MB/s
Read 448
Write 467
Mixed 358
SusWrite 267
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 57.8
4K Mixed 9
90% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 225
208% 318 MB/s
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 178 341 311 321 326 MB/s
Read 384
Write 327
Mixed 280
SusWrite 301
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 41.9
4K Mixed 28.9
96% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 33
DQ Write 88.7
DQ Mixed 42.2
38% 54.6 MB/s
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Typical BarraCuda SSD ZA500CM10002 500GB Builds (Compare 5,416 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asrock A320M-HDV R4.0

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $240

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