Average Bench: 46.1% (368th of 1015)

Based on 448,945 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 53.8% 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 0.49MB/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 55.5%. 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 52.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 68.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 448,945 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.9 Read 68.4 117
25.5 Write 91.3 128
21.4 Mixed 52.7 68.6
24.6 SusWrite 91.8 130
55.9% 76 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.94 1.7
0.6 4K Write 2 4.5
0.1 4K Mixed 0.49 0.9
131% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
808GB free
Firmware: SBM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 128 128 128 128 129 MB/s
Read 83.2
Write 120
Mixed 54.8
SusWrite 128
71% 96.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.6
202% 2.13 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: LCM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 74 80 78 84 84 MB/s
Read 48.6
Write 67.7
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 79.4
46% 61.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
84% 0.6 MB/s
867GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RSM4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 30 44 48 53 75 MB/s
Read 66.7
Write 83.6
Mixed 59.6
SusWrite 48.2
48% 64.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
165% 1.3 MB/s
504GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LFM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 65 63 50 60 69 MB/s
Read 48.6
Write 77.9
Mixed 36.3
SusWrite 61.7
41% 56.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.1
32% 0.37 MB/s
505GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LFM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 29 68 63 78 66 MB/s
Read 39.5
Write 36.8
Mixed 42.9
SusWrite 57.2
33% 44.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.3
76% 0.57 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,949,856 HDDs tested.

Typical ST1000LM035-1RK172 1TB Builds (Compare 15,139 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 80WK

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $47

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2 years ago.

Provides good storage, but loading things can take a while. If only I knew more about PCs at the time we got the laptop.


3 years ago.

Passable storage for laptop


2 years 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.


11 months ago.

On my Laptop (Lenovo Ideapad 320) it was VERY slow (it's the built in HDD) as I switched to an SSD it felt like a brand new Laptop. The HDD barely even could open the explorer without not responding or right-clicking on the desktop will freeze it for some seconds.

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