Average Bench: 48.7% (330th of 1014)

more Based on 48,207 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000LM014-1EJ164, ST1000LM014-1EJ, ST1000LM014-1EJ164-SSHD-8GB, ST1000LM ST1000LM014-SSHD, ST1000LM ST1000LM014-1EJ, ST1000LM014-1EJ164-SSHD, 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 51.3% 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 1.65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.27MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB is 45.8%. 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 51.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 83.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 48,207 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.6 Read 85 116
28.7 Write 87.5 114
21.6 Mixed 51.2 66.6
30.5 SusWrite 83.4 111
56.4% 76.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.3 2.1
0.8 4K Write 4.27 5.4
0.4 4K Mixed 1.65 2.3
317% 2.41 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
857GB free
Firmware: SM30
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 118 119 118 118 117 MB/s
Read 118
Write 114
Mixed 66
SusWrite 118
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 2.2
412% 3 MB/s
675GB free
Firmware: SM30
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 95 94 95 96 95 MB/s
Read 107
Write 112
Mixed 46.4
SusWrite 95.5
66% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 1.8
326% 2.37 MB/s
572GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LVD1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 68 88 88 94 94 MB/s
Read 82.2
Write 97.5
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 85.5
58% 79.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 2
369% 2.77 MB/s
526GB free
Firmware: SM11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 87 87 88 87 88 MB/s
Read 64.6
Write 80
Mixed 49.7
SusWrite 87.6
52% 70.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 2
376% 2.8 MB/s
754GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SM25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 61 60 53 48 51 MB/s
Read 55.8
Write 55.5
Mixed 58
SusWrite 54.7
42% 56 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 3.9
575% 3.27 MB/s
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Typical Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB Builds (Compare 2,623 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 61%
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 6 years ago.


3 years ago.

So slow that my cursor stops responding during Windows Update.


5 years ago.

Pathetic after using std 7200 drive


6 years ago.


4 years ago.

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

Below average

5 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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