Average Bench: 255% (47th of 1058)

Based on 5,562 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD ZP500GM30002

Outstanding average bench

The Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD ZP500GM30002 500GB averaged 155.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD ZP500GM30002 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 985MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,962MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD ZP500GM30002 500GB is 255%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD ZP500GM30002 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 46.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 68.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,562 samples)
Min Avg Max
498 Read 1,587 2,266
1,121 Write 1,962 2,420
443 Mixed 1,347 1,958
362 SusWrite 1,151 2,378
341% 1,512 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.6 4K Read 46.3 59.1
70.9 4K Write 173 244
40.5 4K Mixed 68.6 90.5
249% 95.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
715 DQ Read 1,182 1,564
185 DQ Write 831 1,329
234 DQ Mixed 985 1,458
741% 999 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
382GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STNSC014
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2409 2413 2417 2419 2022 502 MB/s
Read 1,988
Write 2406
Mixed 1,918
SusWrite 2,030
472% 2,086 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 214
4K Mixed 62.5
266% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,284
DQ Write 1,010
DQ Mixed 1,171
870% 1,155 MB/s
246GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STNSC014
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2407 2398 2037 486 488 501 MB/s
Read 2,232
Write 2,407
Mixed 1,911
SusWrite 1,386
446% 1,984 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 226
4K Mixed 89.2
309% 122 MB/s
DQ Read 1,472
DQ Write 1,084
DQ Mixed 1,246
940% 1,267 MB/s
390GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STNSC014
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2336 2292 1599 508 407 506 MB/s
Read 2,112
Write 2,390
Mixed 1,917
SusWrite 1,275
433% 1,923 MB/s
4K Read 49.6
4K Write 219
4K Mixed 87.5
303% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 1,415
DQ Write 1,066
DQ Mixed 1,206
911% 1,229 MB/s
266GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STNSC014
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2303 1087 502 503 498 498 MB/s
Read 1,881
Write 2,272
Mixed 1,871
SusWrite 898
390% 1,731 MB/s
4K Read 56.5
4K Write 186
4K Mixed 83.3
291% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1360
DQ Write 1,043
DQ Mixed 1,170
884% 1,191 MB/s
267GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STNSC014
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1375 461 473 474 469 497 MB/s
Read 2,071
Write 2,395
Mixed 1,811
SusWrite 625
388% 1,726 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 78.2
271% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,398
DQ Write 1,136
DQ Mixed 1,288
959% 1,274 MB/s
268GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STNSC014
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1519 484 496 504 500 506 MB/s
Read 1,743
Write 2,291
Mixed 1,831
SusWrite 668
368% 1,633 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 79.1
274% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,437
DQ Write 1,162
DQ Mixed 1,317
981% 1,306 MB/s
284GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STNSC014
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1240 1209 1015 1042 940 970 MB/s
Read 2,017
Write 2372
Mixed 1,876
SusWrite 1,069
413% 1,834 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 71.7
233% 85.1 MB/s
DQ Read 866
DQ Write 626
DQ Mixed 731
550% 741 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,228,924 SSDs tested.

Typical FireCuda 520 SSD ZP500GM30002 500GB Builds (Compare 73,190 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,062

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