Average Bench: 53.1% (269th of 1015)

Based on 122 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000LM015-1EL164, ST1000LM 015-1EL164, ST1000LM015-1EL1

Average average bench

The Seagate ST1000LM015-1EL164 1TB averaged 46.9% 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 1.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.58MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST1000LM015-1EL164 1TB is 25.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST1000LM015-1EL164 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 84.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 73.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 122 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.2 Read 93.6 115
65.3 Write 92.9 114
45.5 Mixed 73.9 109
49 SusWrite 84.5 112
63.8% 86.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.31 4K Read 1 1.78
0.81 4K Write 4.58 5.48
0.13 4K Mixed 1.2 2.1
259% 2.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
927GB free
Firmware: SM73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 102 104 104 101 104 MB/s
Read 103
Write 95.4
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 103
66% 89.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 1.7
329% 2.63 MB/s
902GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SM73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 104 102 104 104 107 MB/s
Read 97.5
Write 99.6
Mixed 58.6
SusWrite 104
66% 90 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.9
365% 2.73 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,140,049 HDDs tested

Typical ST1000LM015-1EL164 1TB Builds (Compare 411 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop 62%
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: HP ZBook 15

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $150

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