Average Bench: 74.4% (569th of 1055)

Based on 569 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]

Good average bench

The Seagate 600 120GB averaged 25.5% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 174MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 71.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate 600 120GB is 36.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate 600 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 203MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 253MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 569 samples)
Min Avg Max
335 Read 440 498
161 Write 253 299
177 Mixed 255 323
87.4 SusWrite 203 288
64% 288 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.3 4K Read 23.1 28.9
33 4K Write 71.2 103
15.3 4K Mixed 27.5 34.1
108% 40.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.2 DQ Read 279 357
85.4 DQ Write 226 300
17.3 DQ Mixed 174 238
152% 226 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
43GB free
Firmware: C675
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 244 241 215 265 244 MB/s
Read 381
Write 282
Mixed 209
SusWrite 244
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 76.8
4K Mixed 30.2
119% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 215
171% 240 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,207,117 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $119 @ launch in May '13
AmazonUS $914 years
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Motherboard: Asrock H87 Performance - $141

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $821

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