Average Bench: 82.6% (66th of 1015)

more Based on 64,550 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 17.3% 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 2.12MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.87MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB is 64.8%. 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 43.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 134MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 64,550 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.8 Read 134 195
62.7 Write 140 193
26.3 Mixed 43.8 80
87.3 SusWrite 153 203
85.4% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.28 1.6
1.82 4K Write 4.87 5.5
0.8 4K Mixed 2.12 2.7
380% 2.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
165GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 203 206 205 206 207 MB/s
Read 190
Write 204
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 205
120% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 2.7
457% 3.07 MB/s
920GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 163 172 179 180 189 MB/s
Read 185
Write 116
Mixed 59.5
SusWrite 176
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2.3
410% 2.97 MB/s
177GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 130 128 129 129 130 MB/s
Read 110
Write 74.7
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 129
67% 91.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 2.5
439% 3.07 MB/s
392GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 112 112 111 113 113 MB/s
Read 109
Write 58.7
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 112
65% 88.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 1.6
311% 2.63 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,250,431 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $91 @ launch in Aug '13
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Typical Desktop SSHD 1TB Builds (Compare 3,342 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

System: Asus G20AJ

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $440

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 Comments

The results give you greatly improved boot times...

Added 6 years ago.

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1 month 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


Average

1 month 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

3 years ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

6 years ago.


Poor

4 years ago.

Fills the gap between HDD and SSD. Nice compromise.


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