Average Bench: 84.1% (58th of 1015)

more Based on 89,270 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]

Very good average bench

The Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB averaged just 15.9% 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 2.11MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.8MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB is 64.9%. 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 44.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 89,270 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.5 Read 137 194
69.1 Write 131 189
26.3 Mixed 44.6 77.7
90 SusWrite 155 205
84.9% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.28 1.6
1.8 4K Write 4.8 5.4
0.7 4K Mixed 2.11 2.8
377% 2.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
618GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 182 188 184 177 176 MB/s
Read 160
Write 194
Mixed 18
SusWrite 181
99% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 1.6
324% 2.7 MB/s
881GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 31 188 169 184 193 MB/s
Read 178
Write 195
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 147
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.17 MB/s
102GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 131 131 132 132 129 MB/s
Read 151
Write 133
Mixed 61.7
SusWrite 131
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 2.7
455% 3.07 MB/s
281GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 101 102 98 102 101 MB/s
Read 154
Write 157
Mixed 29.1
SusWrite 101
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2.2
391% 2.87 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $91 @ launch in Aug '13
AmazonUS $1287 months
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,030

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 Comments

The results give you greatly improved boot times...

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7 months ago.

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


Liked

3 years ago.

Comment 

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


Average

14 months ago.

Good performance for the price!


Liked

4 years ago.

Comment 

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


Disliked

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

7 years ago.


Poor

5 years ago.

Fills the gap between HDD and SSD. Nice compromise.


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