Average Bench: 70% (310th of 850)

Based on 195 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 29.9% 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 63.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate 600 120GB is 32.2%. 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 180MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 195 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 478 508
174 Write 247 288
207 Mixed 306 365
75.7% 344 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.9 4K Read 21.9 28
36.4 4K Write 63.6 97.9
12.4 4K Mixed 20.5 27.7
93.1% 35.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 DQ Read 180 348
53.6 DQ Write 176 280
12.4 DQ Mixed 52.9 82.9
74.1% 136 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,833,001 SSDs tested.

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AmazonUS $91.2610 months ago.
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