Average Bench: 68.8% (133rd of 1015)

Based on 145,911 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000LM049-2GH172, ST1000LM 049-2GH172, ST1000LM049-2GH1, ST1000LM ST1000LM049-2GH1

Above average average bench

The Seagate ST1000LM049-2GH172 1TB averaged 31.2% 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 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.32MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST1000LM049-2GH172 1TB is 63.5%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST1000LM049-2GH172 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 63.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 103MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 145,911 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.5 Read 103 160
49.4 Write 126 170
40 Mixed 63.9 77.1
54.4 SusWrite 137 176
78.6% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.32 2.2
0.8 4K Write 1.54 2.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.6 0.9
150% 1.15 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
928GB free
Firmware: LXM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 164 166 167 165 166 MB/s
Read 142
Write 152
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 165
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
206% 1.5 MB/s
929GB free
Firmware: LXM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 170 159 168 169 171 MB/s
Read 137
Write 113
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 167
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
208% 1.5 MB/s
841GB free
Firmware: SDM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 177 170 176 171 178 MB/s
Read 48.1
Write 136
Mixed 76.9
SusWrite 174
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
153% 1.13 MB/s
395GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.8 10 11 18 22 18 MB/s
Read 4
Write 18.7
Mixed 6.5
SusWrite 14.9
8% 11 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
8% 0.07 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,555,426 HDDs tested.

Typical ST1000LM049-2GH172 1TB Builds (Compare 2,187 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 73%
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Predator PH315-52


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2 years ago.

Not very bad for the price. But it's still as slow as one of the cheapest 1TB SSD below↓


3 years ago.

Not bad. My new Samsung 860 QVO for replaced!

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