Average Bench: 119% (178th of 1058)

Based on 5,933 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA500CM10003

Outstanding average bench

The Seagate BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA500CM10003 500GB averaged 18.8% 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 337MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 55.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA500CM10003 500GB is 45.3%. 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 423MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 485MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,933 samples)
Min Avg Max
376 Read 485 518
378 Write 466 502
362 Mixed 451 483
292 SusWrite 423 495
103% 456 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.9 4K Read 40.1 46.8
61 4K Write 104 136
38 4K Mixed 55.9 67.1
187% 66.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
222 DQ Read 357 390
188 DQ Write 327 372
202 DQ Mixed 337 380
254% 341 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
319GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STRSD013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 481 484 391 476 496 464 MB/s
Read 513
Write 500
Mixed 480
SusWrite 465
110% 490 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 66.6
228% 83.1 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 370
DQ Mixed 377
284% 378 MB/s
440GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STRSD013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 483 490 494 479 481 MB/s
Read 507
Write 488
Mixed 442
SusWrite 482
108% 480 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 65.1
222% 80.1 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 364
274% 367 MB/s
443GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STRSD013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 491 491 489 493 489 491 MB/s
Read 513
Write 464
Mixed 440
SusWrite 490
107% 477 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 64.3
218% 78.3 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 362
272% 362 MB/s
394GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STQSC012
SusWrite @10s intervals: 497 490 494 497 497 497 MB/s
Read 513
Write 501
Mixed 482
SusWrite 496
112% 498 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 61.6
209% 75.8 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 373
DQ Mixed 380
286% 381 MB/s
374GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STRSD013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 467 464 466 461 446 MB/s
Read 509
Write 487
Mixed 456
SusWrite 459
108% 478 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 55.6
184% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 362
272% 363 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,019,615 SSDs tested.

Typical BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA500CM10003 500GB Builds (Compare 8,949 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asrock B450M/ac

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $680

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