SeagateST1000DX002
SeagateST250DM000

Release date: Q3 2016.

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Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 38,155 user samples
25,054 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 65GB free (System drive)
Poor: 48% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 1015
13,101 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 232GB free
Worst Bench: 20% 68GB free (System drive)
Poor: 20% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 263rd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
83.3 % Much faster effective speed.
+54%
54.2 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
132 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+31%
101 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
144 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+52%
94.8 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.2 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+103%
0.59 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.86 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+268%
1.32 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
33 MB/s 50.7 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+54%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.96 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+180%
0.7 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
157 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+78%
88.1 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
194 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+46%
133 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
196 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+52%
129 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+100%
0.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
5.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+8%
5.01 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
76.9 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+17%
66 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
2.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+156%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
204 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+55%
132 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 20,496,645 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.27 % Hugely higher market share.
+93%
0.14 %
Value
Value For Money
23.8 % Hugely better value.
+106%
11.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % More popular.
+22%
51 %
Price
Price (score)
$70 $23 Much cheaper.
+66%
Age
Newest
37 Months Much more recent.
+46%
69+ Months
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 250GB
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