Average Bench: 46.9% (360th of 1015)

Based on 531 user benchmarks.  Model: ST1000LX 015-1U7172

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST1000LX 015-1U7172 1TB averaged 53.0% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.66MB/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 51.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST1000LX 015-1U7172 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 63.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 74.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 531 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.5 Read 74.8 123
2.2 Write 77.1 124
25.6 Mixed 63.8 97.3
30.2 SusWrite 88.4 130
56.2% 76 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.18 1.8
0.9 4K Write 1.79 5
0.1 4K Mixed 0.66 1.3
156% 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: 129 129 130 132 132 132 MB/s
Read 127
Write 8.2
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 131
62% 83.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.3
300% 2.6 MB/s
597GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 123 126 127 128 128 MB/s
Read 120
Write 20.2
Mixed 66
SusWrite 126
61% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.3
304% 2.63 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: 0104
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 117 118 121 121 123 MB/s
Read 122
Write 115
Mixed 71.9
SusWrite 119
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.2
284% 2.53 MB/s
561GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 119 125 127 127 126 MB/s
Read 87.9
Write 119
Mixed 97.2
SusWrite 120
79% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
130% 1 MB/s
209GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 155 151 153 153 153 MB/s
Read 7.7
Write 0.2
Mixed 41.9
SusWrite 148
37% 49.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.13 MB/s
178GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 63 71 79 82 87 MB/s
Read 6.5
Write 1.7
Mixed 13
SusWrite 76.3
18% 24.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.77 MB/s
856GB free
Firmware: 0301
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 40 40 40 40 39 MB/s
Read 36.6
Write 34.6
Mixed 35.1
SusWrite 39.4
27% 36.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
156% 1.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,054,862 HDDs tested.

Typical ST1000LX 015-1U7172 1TB Builds (Compare 716 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $611

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