Average Bench: 83.2% (61st of 1015)

more Based on 105,708 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000DX001-1CM162, ST1000DX001-1NS164, 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 001-NS162, 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 16.7% 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 2.14MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.85MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB is 64.3%. 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 44MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 134MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 105,708 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.1 Read 136 197
65.2 Write 134 191
26.5 Mixed 44 77.3
79.2 SusWrite 153 206
84.7% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.28 1.6
1.8 4K Write 4.85 5.5
0.8 4K Mixed 2.14 2.8
381% 2.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
269GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 197 196 195 195 196 MB/s
Read 190
Write 156
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 196
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 2.9
476% 3.1 MB/s
310GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 187 187 187 188 186 MB/s
Read 151
Write 158
Mixed 29.2
SusWrite 188
95% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2.2
395% 2.9 MB/s
851GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 213 211 213 212 214 MB/s
Read 109
Write 142
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 209
88% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2.2
395% 2.9 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: HP76
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 156 156 158 158 158 MB/s
Read 123
Write 130
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 148
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2.1
380% 2.83 MB/s
284GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 13 25 108 118 115 MB/s
Read 95.7
Write 116
Mixed 61
SusWrite 72.2
63% 86.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.93 MB/s
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Typical Desktop SSHD 1TB Builds (Compare 757 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

System: Asus G20AJ

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $270

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 Comments

The results give you greatly improved boot times...

Added 9 years ago.

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2 years ago.

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


Liked

5 years ago.

Comment 

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


Average

3 years ago.

Good performance for the price!


Liked

6 years ago.

Comment 

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


Disliked

6 years ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

7 years ago.

Fills the gap between HDD and SSD. Nice compromise.


Excellent

9 years ago.


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