Average Bench: 70% (313th of 848)

Based on 185 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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Above average average bench

The Seagate 600 120GB averaged 30.0% 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 63.7MB/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 32.5%. 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 246MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 180MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 185 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 478 508
173 Write 246 288
205 Mixed 307 365
75.8% 344 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.1 4K Read 21.9 27.9
36.9 4K Write 63.7 99
12.5 4K Mixed 20.5 27.8
93.1% 35.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 DQ Read 180 348
51.5 DQ Write 175 280
12.2 DQ Mixed 53.3 83
74.1% 136 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 494
Write 259
Mixed 285
76% 346 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 25.1
121% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 65.7
116% 230 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: C675 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 259
Mixed 230
72% 329 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 55.6
4K Mixed 25.2
99% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 81.3
94% 163 MB/s
1GB free
Firmware: C675 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 245
Mixed 336
79% 359 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 50.4
4K Mixed 15.1
78% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 21.9
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 15
42% 82.2 MB/s
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