Average Bench: 119% (178th of 1058)

Based on 4,106 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA500CM10003

Outstanding average bench

The Seagate BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA500CM10003 500GB averaged 18.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA500CM10003 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 331MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 55.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA500CM10003 500GB is 48%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA500CM10003 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 428MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 487MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,106 samples)
Min Avg Max
391 Read 487 517
366 Write 464 502
365 Mixed 451 483
304 SusWrite 428 495
103% 457 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.4 4K Read 40.1 46.7
54.1 4K Write 103 137
36.3 4K Mixed 55.6 67.1
187% 66.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
220 DQ Read 351 390
151 DQ Write 319 372
201 DQ Mixed 331 379
249% 334 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
353GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STRSD013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 498 497 489 501 494 501 MB/s
Read 517
Write 499
Mixed 481
SusWrite 496
112% 498 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 65.1
222% 80.5 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 370
DQ Mixed 378
284% 379 MB/s
234GB free
Firmware: STRSD013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 477 480 479 479 484 488 MB/s
Read 511
Write 476
Mixed 456
SusWrite 481
108% 481 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 57.6
192% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 364
273% 365 MB/s
234GB free
Firmware: STRSD013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 478 483 484 481 487 MB/s
Read 491
Write 491
Mixed 463
SusWrite 480
109% 481 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 56.9
191% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
230GB free
Firmware: STQSC012
SusWrite @10s intervals: 431 429 428 434 432 429 MB/s
Read 467
Write 426
Mixed 428
SusWrite 431
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 54.7
182% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 355
267% 357 MB/s
230GB free
Firmware: STQSC012
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 400 389 392 402 399 MB/s
Read 456
Write 426
Mixed 430
SusWrite 396
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 54.4
183% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 354
267% 357 MB/s
374GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STRSD013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 446 463 465 467 463 MB/s
Read 476
Write 463
Mixed 446
SusWrite 418
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 43.7
157% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 392
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 377
283% 378 MB/s
230GB free
Firmware: STQSC012
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 393 401 409 403 405 MB/s
Read 440
Write 400
Mixed 416
SusWrite 399
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 46.3
164% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 359
268% 356 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,016,696 SSDs tested.

Typical BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA500CM10003 500GB Builds (Compare 7,351 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asrock B450M/ac

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $780

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