Average Bench: 70.2% (380th of 921)

Based on 305 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 29.8% 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 65.1MB/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 34.3%. 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 175MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 305 samples)
Min Avg Max
364 Read 475 508
165 Write 248 289
202 Mixed 307 366
75.7% 343 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.7 4K Read 22.1 28.4
32.7 4K Write 65.1 101
11.5 4K Mixed 20.5 28.2
94.3% 35.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 DQ Read 175 348
49.3 DQ Write 174 281
11.4 DQ Mixed 51.3 82.8
72.5% 134 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
25GB free
Firmware: C675 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 269
Mixed 243
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 28.1
122% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 34.9
83% 172 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: C675 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 383
Write 284
Mixed 243
67% 303 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 48.5
4K Mixed 15.3
79% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 27.9
DQ Write 79.4
DQ Mixed 17.1
24% 41.5 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: C675 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 374
Write 278
Mixed 189
62% 280 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 37
4K Mixed 15.7
70% 24.3 MB/s
DQ Read 28
DQ Write 84.7
DQ Mixed 17.1
24% 43.3 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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