Average Bench: 81.5% (72nd of 1015)

more Based on 58,500 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 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 18.4% 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 2.09MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.81MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB is 74.9%. 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 44.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 134MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 58,500 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.6 Read 134 198
66.3 Write 139 200
26 Mixed 44.5 82.3
60.7 SusWrite 149 204
84.6% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.27 1.6
1.8 4K Write 4.81 5.5
0.7 4K Mixed 2.09 2.8
374% 2.72 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
218GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 163 166 166 167 166 MB/s
Read 122
Write 120
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 166
79% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 2.1
374% 2.73 MB/s
813GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 147 181 184 183 182 MB/s
Read 102
Write 165
Mixed 55
SusWrite 169
89% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 2.2
380% 2.63 MB/s
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 87 96 95 95 94 MB/s
Read 70
Write 178
Mixed 31
SusWrite 93.2
67% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2.2
395% 2.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,066,173 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $91 @ launch in Aug '13
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Typical Desktop SSHD 1TB Builds (Compare 2,848 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: Asus G20AJ

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $444

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 Comments

The results give you greatly improved boot times...

Added 6 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

19 months ago.

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


Liked

2 years ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Good performance for the price!


Liked

3 years ago.

Comment 

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


Disliked

2 years ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

4 years ago.

Fills the gap between HDD and SSD. Nice compromise.


Excellent

5 years ago.


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