Average Bench: 70.3% (308th of 848)

Based on 173 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 29.6% 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 63.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate 600 120GB is 31.8%. 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 247MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 183MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 173 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 478 509
174 Write 247 288
216 Mixed 308 366
75.9% 344 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.4 4K Read 22 28
37.3 4K Write 63.9 98.1
12.7 4K Mixed 20.7 28
93.6% 35.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 DQ Read 183 348
53.2 DQ Write 177 281
12.5 DQ Mixed 54.7 83
75.6% 138 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
49GB free
Firmware: C675 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 238
Mixed 367
81% 368 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 44
4K Mixed 13.9
72% 26.1 MB/s
DQ Read 23.1
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 13.8
43% 87.1 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: C675 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 258
Mixed 327
79% 358 MB/s
4K Read 15.3
4K Write 34.1
4K Mixed 10.9
55% 20.1 MB/s
DQ Read 16.7
DQ Write 35.7
DQ Mixed 10.5
12% 21 MB/s
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