Average Bench: 70.5% (339th of 885)

Based on 281 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 65.4MB/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 31.9%. 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 179MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 281 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 477 508
170 Write 249 288
204 Mixed 309 366
76% 345 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.7 4K Read 22.1 28.3
32.7 4K Write 65.4 101
11.9 4K Mixed 20.6 28.1
94.4% 36 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 DQ Read 179 348
49.4 DQ Write 176 281
11.4 DQ Mixed 52.2 82.9
73.7% 136 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
45GB free
Firmware: C675 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 244
Mixed 365
82% 372 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 26.3
127% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 29.3
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 17.4
36% 69.4 MB/s
1GB free
Firmware: C675 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 206
Mixed 260
71% 324 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 25.8
131% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 24.3
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 15.5
26% 48.1 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: C675 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 482
Write 228
Mixed 350
78% 353 MB/s
4K Read 14
4K Write 31.2
4K Mixed 22.4
66% 22.5 MB/s
DQ Read 106
DQ Write 86.5
DQ Mixed 59.8
55% 84 MB/s
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Approx. $119 @ launch in May '13
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V - $150

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