Average Bench: 18% (243rd of 639)

Based on 1,628 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID 3300 Model: Seagate Desktop
Poor: 13%Average: 18% Great: 21%

Terrible average bench

The Seagate Desktop 500GB averaged 81.9% 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 1.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.96MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop 500GB is just 8.44%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop 500GB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 35.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,628 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.1 Read 35.5 41.5
19.8 Write 34.2 41.7
18.9 Mixed 27.3 32.2
15.9 SusWrite 34.4 42.6
44.5% 32.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.68 0.7
1.4 4K Write 1.7 2
0.8 4K Mixed 0.96 1.1
93.2% 1.11 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
113GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 40 40 40 40 41 MB/s
Read 38.6
Write 39.2
Mixed 30.2
SusWrite 40.3
50% 37.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
105% 1.23 MB/s
11GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 43 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 39.5
Write 39.8
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 42.4
53% 38.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
98% 1.2 MB/s
271GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 40 39 40 40 MB/s
Read 37.3
Write 38.3
Mixed 29.8
SusWrite 39.5
49% 36.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
108% 1.27 MB/s
321GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 40.1
Write 41.6
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 42.2
54% 39.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
94% 1.13 MB/s
44GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 43 43 42 43 42 MB/s
Read 41.1
Write 41.5
Mixed 29.9
SusWrite 42.1
52% 38.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
81% 1 MB/s
144GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 37 36 36 36 36 MB/s
Read 36.8
Write 35.8
Mixed 29.1
SusWrite 36.3
47% 34.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
98% 1.17 MB/s
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