Real World Speed
Performance profile from 158,937 user samples
106,331 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 40% 68GB free
Poor: 40% Great: 67%
SPEED RANK: 265th / 1002
52,606 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 72% 211GB free
Poor: 72% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1002
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
55.4 % 95.2 % Much faster effective speed.
+72%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
99.3 MB/s 174 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+75%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
93.7 MB/s 158 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+69%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.59 MB/s 0.65 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+10%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.29 MB/s 1.52 MB/s Faster random write.
+18%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
80.1 MB/s 153 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+91%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.41 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+105%
0.2 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
119 MB/s 201 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+69%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
117 MB/s 185 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+58%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.85 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+8%
0.79 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.68 MB/s 1.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
110 MB/s 178 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+62%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.6 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+150%
0.24 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 8,792,236 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.39 % 2.24 % Much higher market share.
+61%
Value
Value For Money
19.4 % 91.2 % Hugely better value.
+370%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 78 % Much more popular.
+44%
Price
Price (score)
$82 $60 Cheaper.
+27%
Age
Newest
87 Months 19 Months Much more recent.
+78%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 2TB
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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 was superseded by the Barracuda 7200.14 just ten months after the 7200.12's release. Looking at a comparison between the 7200.12 vs 7200.14 shows that the more recent 7200.14 was a huge improvement over the 7200.12. The 7200.12 has average sequential read/write speeds of 97/91 vs 161/155 MB/s on the newer 7200.14. Additionally the small file 4K read/write speeds of 0.62/1.32 are improved upon by over 25% on the newer version. Overall there is no contest between the two drives and considering that they are similarly priced, the newer 7200.14 is the clear winner. The 7200.12 has an effective speed of just 88.4 MB/s which is a whopping 54% below the average of the group leaders[Mar '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2018 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Fastest effective speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance, price and capacity.
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  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $175AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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