Average Bench: 9.96% (1015th of 1015)

Based on 18 user benchmarks.  Model: ST960821A
Poor: 4%Average: 9.96% Great: 17%

Terrible average bench

The Seagate ST960821A 60GB averaged 90.0% 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 0.26MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.27MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST960821A 60GB is just 13.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST960821A 60GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 12.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 16.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18 samples)
Min Avg Max
3.7 Read 18.2 29.8
2.7 Write 16.5 31.5
3.2 Mixed 14.8 27.9
3.7 SusWrite 12.8 29.6
11.5% 15.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.27 0.5
0.1 4K Write 0.39 0.64
0.1 4K Mixed 0.26 0.5
47.6% 0.31 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 28 30 30 30 30 MB/s
Read 29.5
Write 31.5
Mixed 21.9
SusWrite 29.6
21% 28.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
86% 0.5 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 22 25 20 7.7 25 MB/s
Read 27.2
Write 25.3
Mixed 18.7
SusWrite 19.3
17% 22.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
83% 0.5 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 8.9 8 16 13 16 MB/s
Read 20.7
Write 18
Mixed 15.3
SusWrite 12.3
12% 16.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
66% 0.4 MB/s
7GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.6 11 11 11 12 12 MB/s
Read 12.3
Write 11.1
Mixed 11.5
SusWrite 11
9% 11.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.3
47% 0.27 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.1 7.9 5.8 7.3 7.9 8.2 MB/s
Read 9.1
Write 16.6
Mixed 15.3
SusWrite 7.7
9% 12.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
38% 0.27 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.6 7.1 7.2 6.2 5.2 5.7 MB/s
Read 7.3
Write 7.8
Mixed 9.6
SusWrite 6.3
6% 7.75 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.2
28% 0.13 MB/s
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.2 5.8 7.1 6.5 7 5.8 MB/s
Read 6.5
Write 2.7
Mixed 5.3
SusWrite 6.2
4% 5.18 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: 3.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 MB/s
Read 3.7
Write 2.7
Mixed 3.2
SusWrite 3.7
2% 3.33 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.3
56% 0.33 MB/s
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 Comments

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9 months ago.

even faster than the fastest sata and nvme ssds combined. it spins at a whopping 0.01 rpm and it gets to windows in under a femtosecond!


Excellent

22 days ago.

This can load windows at lightning speed! Sure it's kinda small but it's still good. It can open Warzone in milliseconds! would recommend 100/10


Excellent

3 years ago.

Honestly, the best hard drive, 1 rpm and 60 gb are so good, i want to buy lots of these. Recommended for games like fortnite, GTA V, and those powerful games.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Faster than DDR69 @ 42069MHz RAM


Excellent

3 years ago.

Introducing... The highest capacity ever HDD, rivaling even the mighty PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD and Intel Optane on 4K and Random R/W transfer speed.


Excellent

2 years ago.

It holds 423847986230560345834812463128623427834623784PB and runs at 5823723423482930849027340273PB a second. I bought 50 of these!


Excellent

2 years ago.

Even faster than the fastest of NVME solid-state drives.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Upgraded from Samsung 970 Evo to this gem. 100% recommended.


Excellent

5 months ago.

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