Real World Speed
Performance profile from 107,104 user samples
106,331 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 40% 68GB free
Poor: 40% Great: 67%
SPEED RANK: 265th / 1002
773 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 129% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 84% 5TB free
Poor: 84% Great: 129%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1002
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
55.4 % 109 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+96%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
99.3 MB/s 168 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+69%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
93.7 MB/s 210 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+124%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.59 MB/s 3.65 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+519%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.29 MB/s 2.58 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+100%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
80.1 MB/s 159 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+99%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.41 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+41%
0.29 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
119 MB/s 216 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+82%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
117 MB/s 248 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+112%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.85 MB/s 7.44 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+775%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.68 MB/s 3.27 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+95%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
110 MB/s 205 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+86%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+50%
0.4 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 8,792,022 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.39 % Insanely higher market share.
+4,533%
0.03 %
Value
Value For Money
19.4 % 42.2 % Hugely better value.
+117%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 68 % More popular.
+26%
Price
Price (score)
$82 Hugely cheaper.
+82%
$443
Age
Newest
87 Months 34 Months Much more recent.
+61%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 6TB
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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 was superseded by the Barracuda 7200.14 just ten months after the 7200.12's release.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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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
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  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $175AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $957SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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