Average Bench: 82.2% (71st of 1010)

more Based on 35,573 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 17.8% 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 4.85MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB is 61.4%. 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 Read Speed 135MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,573 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.1 Read 135 194
72.1 Write 144 196
26.1 Mixed 44 79.5
87.5 SusWrite 150 201
85.7% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.27 1.6
1.86 4K Write 4.85 5.45
0.8 4K Mixed 2.11 2.7
377% 2.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
112GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 154 156 161 147 146 MB/s
Read 176
Write 137
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 154
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 2.9
471% 3.07 MB/s
604GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP70
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 147 151 155 155 152 MB/s
Read 138
Write 173
Mixed 30
SusWrite 151
89% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 2.2
403% 3 MB/s
291GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 145 143 143 143 147 MB/s
Read 136
Write 112
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 144
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 2.6
444% 3.03 MB/s
279GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 137 141 141 143 144 MB/s
Read 123
Write 132
Mixed 26.3
SusWrite 141
76% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2.1
376% 2.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,407,937 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $91 @ launch in Aug '13
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Typical Desktop SSHD 1TB Builds (Compare 1,505 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

System: Asus G20AJ

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $428

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 Comments

The results give you greatly improved boot times...

Added 4 years ago.

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4 months ago.

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


Liked

16 months ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

19 months ago.

Good performance for the price!


Liked

23 months ago.

Comment 

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


Disliked

18 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

4 years ago.


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