Average Bench: 26.5% (137th of 639)

Based on 73 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 174c PID 55aa Model: ST500LM0 12 HN-M500MBB
Poor: 13%Average: 26.5% Great: 40%

Very poor average bench

The ST500LM0 12 HN-M500MBB 500GB averaged 73.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.72MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 58MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the ST500LM0 12 HN-M500MBB 500GB is 26.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the ST500LM0 12 HN-M500MBB 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.46MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 60.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 73 samples)
Min Avg Max
26 Read 60.2 100
14.2 Write 50 90.4
18.9 Mixed 44.4 84.9
15.2 SusWrite 58 104
71.2% 53.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.29 4K Read 0.46 0.55
0.7 4K Write 1.72 2.3
0.22 4K Mixed 0.53 0.9
78.1% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 107 107 107 106 107 MB/s
Read 106
Write 80.7
Mixed 58.2
SusWrite 106
116% 87.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
104% 1.17 MB/s
149GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 69 69 69 69 MB/s
Read 99.5
Write 68.6
Mixed 57.5
SusWrite 69.1
95% 73.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
111% 1.23 MB/s
384GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 84 84 84 84 84 MB/s
Read 83.4
Write 57.8
Mixed 52.1
SusWrite 83.5
92% 69.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
97% 1.1 MB/s
138GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 90 91 90 91 91 MB/s
Read 71.9
Write 49.5
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 90.6
88% 65.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
87% 1 MB/s
141GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 40 39 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 39
Write 34.2
Mixed 31.1
SusWrite 39.4
49% 35.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
43% 0.57 MB/s
207GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 15 16 15 16 15 MB/s
Read 7.5
Write 11.1
Mixed 10.5
SusWrite 15.2
16% 11.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.1
14% 0.17 MB/s
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