Real World Speed
Performance profile from 19,643 user samples
19,093 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 911GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 163GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 984
550 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 131% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 85% 961GB free
Poor: 85% Great: 131%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
84.3 % -34% 113 % Much faster effective speed.
+34%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
138 MB/s -27% 175 MB/s Faster read speed.
+27%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
155 MB/s -40% 217 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+40%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.67 MB/s -537% 4.27 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+537%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.96 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+86%
2.66 MB/s -86%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
125 MB/s -34% 167 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+34%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.65 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+117%
0.3 MB/s -117%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
192 MB/s -13% 217 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+13%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
193 MB/s -28% 247 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+28%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.91 MB/s -700% 7.28 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+700%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
5.58 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+68%
3.33 MB/s -68%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
158 MB/s -34% 212 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+34%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.01 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+166%
0.38 MB/s -166%
Market Share
Based on 5,419,101 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.46 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,433%
0.03 % -1,433%
Value
Value For Money
34.1 % -138% 80.9 % Hugely better value.
+138%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % -13% 69 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
Price
Price (score)
$71 Much cheaper.
+70%
$240 -70%
Age
Newest
49 Months -45% 27 Months Much more recent.
+45%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 6TB
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The ST1000DX001 is a Solid State Hard Drive (SSHD). There is 8GB of MLC NAND flash built into this model which helps facilitate better performance than a purely mechanical drive. The peak sequential read /write speeds of 190 MB/s are around 10% higher than average for a mechanical drive, but no where near typical SSD speeds. We have seen peak 4k write speeds as high as 5.72 MB/s, which is very impressive and to date the highest 4k read speed is 1.24 MB/s which is less impressive but still above average for a top end mechanical drive. The performance increases attributable to the NAND flash are primarily noticeable in the area of small file performance and the Seagate offers only marginally better sequential performance than other mechanical 1TB hard drives. Overall the ST1000DX001 is a very solid performer and bests the group average by 30%. The larger 2TB version (ST2000DX001) has similar performance but represents even better value for money. [Feb '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2017 HDD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer Hard Drive comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by cost per GB to yield value for money. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. Share your opinion by voting. [HDrivePro]

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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
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