Average Bench: 46.7% (359th of 1015)

Based on 589 user benchmarks.  Model: ST1000LX 015-1U7172

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST1000LX 015-1U7172 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 0.67MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.18MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST1000LX 015-1U7172 1TB is 50.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST1000LX 015-1U7172 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Read Speed 74.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 65.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 589 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.3 Read 74.7 122
2.23 Write 76.6 124
25.9 Mixed 65.2 98.1
29.5 SusWrite 87.7 130
56.3% 76.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.18 1.79
0.9 4K Write 1.78 5
0.1 4K Mixed 0.67 1.3
157% 1.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 130 130 130 130 130 MB/s
Read 120
Write 27.9
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 130
64% 86.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 1.4
317% 2.7 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 126 128 129 129 130 MB/s
Read 120
Write 17.3
Mixed 67.8
SusWrite 128
62% 83.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.4
311% 2.63 MB/s
930GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 115 116 112 117 111 MB/s
Read 102
Write 65.5
Mixed 107
SusWrite 109
72% 95.7 MB/s
4K Read 3
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 3.9
566% 2.43 MB/s
492GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 87 94 99 101 101 MB/s
Read 51.5
Write 15.7
Mixed 51.8
SusWrite 96.8
40% 54 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.5
270% 1.57 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,752,244 HDDs tested.

Typical ST1000LX 015-1U7172 1TB Builds (Compare 771 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 45%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $616

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