Average Bench: 81.1% (357th of 980)

more Based on 1,509 user benchmarks.  Models: ST240HM000-1G5152, ST240HM0 00-1G5152, ST240HM0 ST240HM000-1G515, ST240HM000-1G515, ST240HM0 00, Seagate ST240HM000-1G515, ST240HM000

This is Seagate's third foray into the the SSD market and it's clear from the specifications that Seagate haven't taken any chances. The 600 incorporates the now reasonably established LAMD LM87800 controller coupled with 19 NM Toshiba MLC, a very similar combination to Corsair's Neutron GTX. This combination of hardware coupled with Seagate's custom firmware produces a very solid set of performance figures. With a Real World Performance rating of 531 MB/s and an AS SSD total score of 1131 the Seagate 600 demonstrates both superb server and consumer performance capabilities. The pricing on the 600 is currently around average for a group leading SSD and likely to drop with time as the 600 is still relatively recent. Overall the 240GB Seagate 600 represents good value for money and delivers great performance. [Aug '13 SSDrivePro]


Very good average bench

The Seagate 600 240GB averaged just 18.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate 600 240GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 200MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 266MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate 600 240GB is 48.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate 600 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 274MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 314MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,509 samples)
Min Avg Max
252 Read 423 499
189 Write 369 448
217 Mixed 314 388
113 SusWrite 274 430
77.4% 345 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 4K Read 23.3 28.8
35.6 4K Write 71.8 104
18 4K Mixed 30.3 38.5
112% 41.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.1 DQ Read 291 357
75.9 DQ Write 266 342
28.6 DQ Mixed 200 255
171% 252 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: C675
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 357 350 368 359 361 MB/s
Read 494
Write 454
Mixed 339
SusWrite 359
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 39.2
151% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 253
200% 282 MB/s
40GB free
Firmware: C675
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 443 372 387 186 144 MB/s
Read 490
Write 452
Mixed 343
SusWrite 330
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 79.1
4K Mixed 35.1
127% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 254
217% 318 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: C675
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 365 308 256 261 228 MB/s
Read 437
Write 398
Mixed 320
SusWrite 295
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 81.1
4K Mixed 35.2
129% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 245
210% 308 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: C675
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 322 348 352 343 347 MB/s
Read 348
Write 228
Mixed 331
SusWrite 332
70% 310 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 76.4
4K Mixed 34.2
118% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 182
164% 247 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical 600 240GB Builds (Compare 5,153 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 60%
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 52%

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI HERO - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,213

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Controller: LAMD LM87800. Flash Memory: Toshiba 19nm MLC

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