Average Bench: 70.3% (321st of 862)

Based on 243 user benchmarks.  Models: ST120HM000-1G5142, ST120HM0 ST120HM000-1G514, ST120HM0 00-1G5142

The 120GB Seagate 600 is yet another drive that massively underperforms its larger, in this case 240GB, sibling. Looking at the 120GB and 240GB 600's shows that the larger 240GB version has peak speeds that are nearly 50% higher than the smaller 120GB. This increase in speed is down to additional NAND modules on the larger version which allow more parallelization during writes. The 120GB 600 has peak sequential read/write speeds of 508/246 MB/s which is great for reading but terrible for writing. The 600 does have reasonable deep queue performance but that doesn't make up for its relative inability to write. Overall the 120GB Seagate 600 is both slower and more expensive than the group leaders[Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Seagate 600 120GB averaged 29.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 64.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate 600 120GB is 32.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate 600 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 249MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 178MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 243 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 478 508
173 Write 249 288
208 Mixed 309 366
76.1% 345 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.6 4K Read 22 28.2
32.7 4K Write 64.5 99.5
12.3 4K Mixed 20.5 27.9
93.7% 35.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 DQ Read 178 348
49.6 DQ Write 178 281
11.7 DQ Mixed 51.9 83
73.7% 136 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7GB free
Firmware: C675 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 409
Write 287
Mixed 317
75% 338 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 13.3
100% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 13.7
89% 207 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: C675 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 473
Write 245
Mixed 314
76% 344 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 26.2
117% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 22.6
DQ Write 86.3
DQ Mixed 11.8
21% 40.2 MB/s
7GB free
Firmware: C675 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 337
Write 283
Mixed 274
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 65.8
4K Mixed 14.1
86% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 22.9
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 14.3
35% 67.4 MB/s
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