Average Bench: 84.5% (60th of 995)

more Based on 25,043 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000DX001-1CM162, ST1000DX001-1NS162-SSHD, ST1000DX ST1000DX001-1CM, ST1000DX001-SSHD, ST1000DX ST1000DX001-SSHD, ST1000DX001-1CM, ST1000DX 001-SSHD-8GB, ST1000DX001-1NS162, ST1000DX ST1000DX001-1CM1, ST1000DX001-1NS1, ST1000DX 001-1NS162-S, ST1000DX 001-1CM162-S, ST1000DX ST1000DX001-1NS1, ST1000DX001-1CM162-SSHD, ST1000DX 001-1CM162-SSHD, ST1000DX 001-1NS162, ST1000DX 001, ST1000DX 001-1CM162, ST1000DX001-1CM1, Seagate ST1000DX001-1CM1, ST1000DX 001-1NS162-SSHD

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]


Very good average bench

The Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB averaged just 15.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.99MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.66MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB is 42.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 136MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 25,043 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.3 Read 136 192
114 Write 157 193
82.5 Mixed 125 159
105% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.68 0.92
1.68 4K Write 4.99 5.63
0.15 4K Mixed 0.66 1.02
194% 2.11 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
852GB free
Firmware: HP70 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 193
Write 192
Mixed 105
121% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.7
211% 2.28 MB/s
865GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 167
Write 169
Mixed 116
112% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 5.54
4K Mixed 0.72
219% 2.38 MB/s
814GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 166
Write 158
Mixed 158
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.22
81% 0.87 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,301,097 HDDs tested.


Approx. $91 @ launch in Aug '13
AmazonUS $873 mins
OutletPCUS $9513 hrs
EbayUS $9714 mins
NeweggUS $1515 months
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Typical Desktop SSHD 1TB Builds (Compare 14,084 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop 54%
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $497

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9 months ago.


Great R/W speed, quiet, fast and responsive 8/10 and great value for money.—Sep '14


11 months ago.

Good performance for the price!


15 months ago.


lol, I got the third best ranked user benchmark of this cool & speedy Seagate SSHD!—Nov '14


10 months ago.


Super fast like an F1 car, reliable SSHD! hybrid is like a beast—Nov '14


4 years ago.


2 years ago.

Fills the gap between HDD and SSD. Nice compromise.

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