Average Bench: 81.7% (74th of 1010)

more Based on 43,603 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]

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Very good average bench

The Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB averaged just 18.3% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 2.07MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.81MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB is 67.7%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 44.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 133MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,603 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.9 Read 133 191
67.9 Write 140 198
26.1 Mixed 44.1 81.4
74.9 SusWrite 151 204
84.8% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.25 1.6
1.9 4K Write 4.81 5.5
0.8 4K Mixed 2.07 2.7
371% 2.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
930GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 169 202 193 167 179 MB/s
Read 158
Write 115
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 180
93% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 2.4
412% 2.83 MB/s
139GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 185 185 189 184 184 MB/s
Read 134
Write 114
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 185
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 2.5
439% 3.07 MB/s
208GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 135 135 135 136 134 MB/s
Read 146
Write 120
Mixed 64
SusWrite 135
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 3
493% 3.2 MB/s
838GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 194 203 204 202 202 MB/s
Read 72.3
Write 192
Mixed 29.5
SusWrite 200
89% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2.1
380% 2.83 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $91 @ launch in Aug '13
OutletPCUS $12823 hrs
AmazonUS $13042 mins
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Typical Desktop SSHD 1TB Builds (Compare 1,933 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

System: Asus G20AJ

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $420

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 Comments

The results give you greatly improved boot times...

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

8 months ago.

Works great, no SMR(shingled), no MTC. Just a normal drive with SSD read caching.


Liked

21 months ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

23 months ago.

Good performance for the price!


Liked

2 years ago.

Comment 

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


Disliked

22 months ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

3 years ago.

Fills the gap between HDD and SSD. Nice compromise.


Excellent

5 years ago.


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