Real World Speed
Performance profile from 187,757 user samples
58,991 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 694GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 784GB free (System drive)
Poor: 45% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 75th / 1015
128,766 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 57% 1.5TB free
Poor: 57% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
80.4 % 89.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
131 MB/s 157 MB/s Faster read speed.
+20%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
141 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+8%
130 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.28 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+83%
0.7 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.91 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+194%
1.67 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
43.4 MB/s 75 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+73%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
2.1 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+176%
0.76 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
148 MB/s 155 MB/s +5%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
193 MB/s 200 MB/s +4%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
196 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+11%
176 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.6 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+100%
0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
5.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+189%
1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
80.2 MB/s 87.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+9%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
2.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+200%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
202 MB/s +2% 199 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 21,706,640 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.41 % 0.83 % Hugely higher market share.
+102%
Value
Value For Money
41.3 % 107 % Hugely better value.
+160%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 68 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$39 Cheaper.
+22%
$50
Age
Newest
76 Months More recent.
+23%
99 Months
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 3TB
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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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This drive can be used as a combined system and storage drive thanks to its fast 7200K rpm and enormous 3TB capacity. Recently prices for all large drives have been dropping and the 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 is currently a good choice in terms of both value for money and performance. Not only does the Barracuda have respectable sequential read/write speeds but it also goes head to head with the various green options, consuming a very reasonable 5.4W vs 5W (idle) on average for a "green" drive. That amounts to a tiny power consumption disadvantage and a lot more speed. Overall the Barracuda is priced aggressively and represents very good value for money. [Oct '12 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2019 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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