Average Bench: 70.5% (311th of 853)

Based on 212 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 29.5% 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 64.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate 600 120GB is 32.8%. 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 248MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 180MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 212 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 479 508
180 Write 248 287
209 Mixed 307 365
76% 345 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.4 4K Read 22.1 28.2
36.3 4K Write 64.9 100
12.6 4K Mixed 20.6 28
94.2% 35.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 DQ Read 180 348
54.5 DQ Write 177 280
12.5 DQ Mixed 53.1 83
74.4% 137 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
29GB free
Firmware: C675 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 500
Write 265
Mixed 290
78% 352 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 28.8
134% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 82.6
120% 226 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: C675 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 255
Mixed 281
76% 347 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 28.1
124% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 83.2
108% 197 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: C675 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 243
Mixed 333
80% 362 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 80.7
4K Mixed 21.9
111% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 27.5
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 15.5
52% 105 MB/s
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