Average Bench: 48% (383rd of 1010)

more Based on 20,284 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000LM014-1EJ164, ST1000LM014-1EJ, ST1000LM014-1EJ164-SSHD-8GB, ST1000LM ST1000LM014-SSHD, ST1000LM ST1000LM014-1EJ, ST1000LM014-1EJ164-SSHD, ST1000LM ST1000LM014-1EJ1, ST1000LM 014-1EJ164-SSHD, ST1000LM 014-1EJ164, ST1000LM014-1EJ1, ST1000LM014-SSHD, ST1000LM 014-1EJ164-S

The Laptop (9.5mm) SSHD from Seagate has a 64MB Cache and like its younger sibling (Laptop Thin) comes equipped with 8GB of MLC NAND Flash. Apart from capacity and dimensions the specs for the two siblings are identical. At less than a year old the Laptop SSHD is relatively new, but like its smaller sibling its performance is unbalanced and favours small file IO. With average sequential speeds of 95 MB/s the Laptop SSHD lags the group leaders by over 50% at sequential IO. Small file 4K performance averages around 2 MB/s which is far better. Overall the Seagate Laptop SSHDs performance profile is skewed strongly towards small file IO. This, the 9.5mm 1TB version does represent better value for money than its smaller capacity 500GB sibling but neither of the drives are particularly strong sequential performers. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]


Below average average bench

The Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB averaged 51.9% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.57MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.26MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB is 39.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 50.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 82.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 20,284 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.4 Read 82.5 116
40.3 Write 88.9 115
21.7 Mixed 50.4 66.1
41.1 SusWrite 83.6 110
56% 76.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.19 1.9
0.8 4K Write 4.26 5.44
0.3 4K Mixed 1.57 2.2
303% 2.34 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
733GB free
Firmware: SM36
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 104 103 103 103 105 MB/s
Read 114
Write 98.6
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 104
70% 95.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 2.1
393% 2.87 MB/s
272GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEMG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 105 95 110 108 110 MB/s
Read 112
Write 113
Mixed 66
SusWrite 104
72% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 2.2
408% 2.97 MB/s
917GB free
Firmware: DEMF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 108 110 110 110 110 MB/s
Read 95.8
Write 113
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 109
69% 93.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 2
367% 2.73 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: SM36
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 93 92 92 92 93 MB/s
Read 71.3
Write 65.7
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 92.4
51% 69.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 2
374% 2.77 MB/s
242GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEMG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 6.8 3.5 10 6.8 8.6 MB/s
Read 66.5
Write 75.5
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 13.8
39% 52.1 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1.2
331% 2.87 MB/s
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Typical Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB Builds (Compare 7,284 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 16%
Desktop 51%
Workstation 34%
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System: Dell Inspiron 7559


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Added 4 years ago.


16 months ago.

So slow that my cursor stops responding during Windows Update.


3 years ago.

Pathetic after using std 7200 drive


4 years ago.


2 years ago.

Excellent speed for my PS4 games load faster and less lag.

Below average

3 years ago.

It is no better or faster than the ailing HGST 1TB I replaced. I am truly disappointed in the speed. Windows Experience Index gave it a generous 5.9. The laptop did not boot any faster, nor did the applications launced any faster. In fact they seem a little slower.

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