Average Bench: 46.7% (368th of 1015)

Based on 170,982 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000LM035-1RK172, ST1000LM ST1000LM035-1RK, ST1000LM035-1RK1, ST1000LM ST1000LM035-1RK1, ST1000LM035-1RK

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172 1TB averaged 53.2% 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 0.46MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.94MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172 1TB is 56.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 51.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 74.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 170,982 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.2 Read 74.5 120
27.2 Write 93.4 132
19.4 Mixed 51.4 66
24.1 SusWrite 87.9 132
56.4% 76.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.94 1.8
0.5 4K Write 2.1 4.4
0.1 4K Mixed 0.46 0.8
129% 1.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
930GB free
Firmware: LCM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 102 73 97 98 130 MB/s
Read 120
Write 118
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 98.9
72% 98.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.1
107% 1.1 MB/s
829GB free
Firmware: SDM4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 99 100 100 102 101 MB/s
Read 49.3
Write 71
Mixed 54.8
SusWrite 96.9
50% 68 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.4
159% 1.87 MB/s
694GB free
Firmware: LCM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 84 73 65 66 66 MB/s
Read 67.7
Write 55.7
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 69.1
42% 56.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.5
116% 1.13 MB/s
514GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RSM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 29 33 24 29 79 MB/s
Read 67
Write 112
Mixed 44.7
SusWrite 35.4
48% 64.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0
26% 0.27 MB/s
874GB free
Firmware: SBM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 50 58 57 53 60 MB/s
Read 39.3
Write 89.8
Mixed 49
SusWrite 56.2
43% 58.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.5
188% 2.1 MB/s
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Typical ST1000LM035-1RK172 1TB Builds (Compare 19,229 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 15%
Desktop 71%
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

System: Lenovo 80WK

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $60

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10 months ago.

Passable storage for laptop


3 days ago.

Kind of slow, to be brutally honest. Boot times for Windows 10 is okay, but you really should opt for a 7.2k RPM drive or a SSD, even. App loading speeds are acceptable once caches start to pile up.

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