Average Bench: 48.8% (321st of 1015)

more Based on 69,801 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000LM014-1EJ164, ST1000LM014-1EJ, ST1000LM014-1EJ164-SSHD-8GB, ST1000LM ST1000LM014-SSHD, ST1000LM ST1000LM014-1EJ, ST1000LM014-1EJ164-SSHD, ST1000LM014-1EJ16480, ST1000LM ST1000LM014-1EJ1, ST1000LM 014-1EJ164-SSHD, ST1000LM 014-1EJ164, ST1000LM014-1EJ1, ST1000LM014-SSHD, ST1000LM 014-1EJ164-S

The Laptop (9.5mm) SSHD from Seagate has a 64MB Cache and like its younger sibling (Laptop Thin) comes equipped with 8GB of MLC NAND Flash. Apart from capacity and dimensions the specs for the two siblings are identical. At less than a year old the Laptop SSHD is relatively new, but like its smaller sibling its performance is unbalanced and favours small file IO. With average sequential speeds of 95 MB/s the Laptop SSHD lags the group leaders by over 50% at sequential IO. Small file 4K performance averages around 2 MB/s which is far better. Overall the Seagate Laptop SSHDs performance profile is skewed strongly towards small file IO. This, the 9.5mm 1TB version does represent better value for money than its smaller capacity 500GB sibling but neither of the drives are particularly strong sequential performers. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

Below average average bench

The Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB averaged 51.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.16MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB is 39.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 51.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 83.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 69,801 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.6 Read 83.9 114
32 Write 85.6 114
21.7 Mixed 51.9 67.5
36.5 SusWrite 85 112
56.2% 76.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.27 2
0.7 4K Write 4.16 5.3
0.3 4K Mixed 1.61 2.3
309% 2.35 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
876GB free
Firmware: SM36
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 112 111 111 109 111 MB/s
Read 110
Write 99.7
Mixed 65.4
SusWrite 110
71% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 2.1
393% 2.9 MB/s
377GB free
Firmware: SM30
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 87 87 87 88 88 MB/s
Read 102
Write 108
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 87.3
66% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.9
368% 2.8 MB/s
305GB free
Firmware: DEMG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 83 83 84 83 83 MB/s
Read 84.8
Write 64.6
Mixed 57.6
SusWrite 83.4
54% 72.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 2.2
402% 2.87 MB/s
305GB free
Firmware: DEMG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 82 84 83 84 MB/s
Read 78.9
Write 85.1
Mixed 53.4
SusWrite 83
55% 75.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.8
349% 2.7 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: DEMA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 56 54 53 51 55 MB/s
Read 52.9
Write 58.7
Mixed 51.8
SusWrite 53.9
40% 54.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 1.2
258% 2.43 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $109 @ launch in Mar '13
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Typical Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB Builds (Compare 6,829 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 6%
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Desktop 60%
Workstation 6%
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System: Dell Inspiron 7559


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All-in-one design for simplicity and ease of installation...

Added 8 years ago.


5 years ago.

So slow that my cursor stops responding during Windows Update.


7 years ago.

Pathetic after using std 7200 drive


8 years ago.


6 years ago.

Excellent speed for my PS4 games load faster and less lag.

Below average

7 years ago.

It is no better or faster than the ailing HGST 1TB I replaced. I am truly disappointed in the speed. Windows Experience Index gave it a generous 5.9. The laptop did not boot any faster, nor did the applications launced any faster. In fact they seem a little slower.

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