Average Bench: 61.3% (181st of 1015)

Based on 22 user benchmarks.  Model: SEAGATE ST1000NM0001

Above average average bench

The Seagate ST1000NM0001 1TB averaged 38.7% 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 0.72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.77MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST1000NM0001 1TB is 51.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST1000NM0001 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 79.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 69.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 22 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.9 Read 121 150
16.3 Write 94.8 145
18.3 Mixed 69.4 130
16.9 SusWrite 79.4 146
67.2% 91.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.77 1
0.2 4K Write 1.48 2.9
0.2 4K Mixed 0.72 1.1
139% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
559GB free
Firmware: 0002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 127 127 113 126 128 MB/s
Read 131
Write 117
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 124
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
208% 1.5 MB/s
127GB free
Firmware: 0002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 91 58 101 83 56 MB/s
Read 118
Write 109
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 83.5
67% 91.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.3 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: PS08
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 17 17 17 17 17 MB/s
Read 92.8
Write 21.3
Mixed 30.8
SusWrite 16.9
30% 40.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.4
79% 0.47 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: PS08
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 16 17 17 18 18 MB/s
Read 88.3
Write 16.3
Mixed 26.3
SusWrite 17.1
27% 37 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.3
60% 0.37 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,228,408 HDDs tested.

Typical ST1000NM0001 1TB Builds (Compare 867 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 24%
Desktop 58%
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $755

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