Average Bench: 63.5% (175th of 1015)

Based on 34 user benchmarks.  Model: SEAGATE ST1000NM0001

Above average average bench

The Seagate ST1000NM0001 1TB averaged 36.4% 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 0.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.82MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST1000NM0001 1TB is 50.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST1000NM0001 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 65MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 86.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 34 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.9 Read 128 154
16.3 Write 95.9 145
18.3 Mixed 65 130
16.9 SusWrite 86.7 146
69% 93.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.82 1
0.2 4K Write 1.63 2.9
0.2 4K Mixed 0.8 1.1
153% 1.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
483GB free
Firmware: 0002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 116 121 120 119 118 MB/s
Read 154
Write 124
Mixed 65.9
SusWrite 119
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.53 MB/s
483GB free
Firmware: 0002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 108 105 110 108 109 MB/s
Read 129
Write 120
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 108
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: PS04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 42 42 43 42 MB/s
Read 135
Write 41.5
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 42.3
50% 67.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 35,031,532 HDDs tested.

Typical ST1000NM0001 1TB Builds (Compare 273 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 16%
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $674

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