Real World Speed
Performance profile from 159,708 user samples
159,708 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 731GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 584GB free
Poor: 63% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
88.6 % -6% 93.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
161 MB/s -4% 167 MB/s +4%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
148 MB/s -8% 160 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+8%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.66 MB/s -74% 1.15 MB/s Much faster random read.
+74%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.55 MB/s -20% 1.86 MB/s Faster random write.
+20%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
133 MB/s -7% 143 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+7%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.26 MB/s +1% 0.26 MB/s -1%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
196 MB/s -2% 199 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
183 MB/s -4% 190 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.01 MB/s -70% 1.72 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+70%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.99 MB/s -13% 2.24 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+13%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
174 MB/s 0% 174 MB/s 0%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.37 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+11%
0.33 MB/s -11%
Market Share
Based on 3,787,816 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
76 % +3% 73.7 % -3%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
8 % Hugely higher market share.
+200%
2.67 % -200%
Price
Price (score)
$46 Hugely cheaper.
+108%
96.3 USD -108%
Value
Value For Money
54.8 % -26% 69.2 % Better value.
+26%
Age
Newest
66 Months -104% 32.3 Months Hugely more recent.
+104%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB   —
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The 1TB Barracuda 7200.14 boasts impressive peak sequential read/write Lab speeds of 195/193 MB/s. These best case burst speeds indicate what the Barracuda is capable of under Lab perfect test conditions. Our real world benchmarks have been sourced from hundreds of users and give a better sense of how well this drive actually performs on a day to day basis. The 1TB 7200.14 has an average UBM sequential read/write speed of 147 MB/s, which is a superb result, especially for a budget drive. With 4K random read/write speeds of 0.77/1.53 MB/s small file performance is also respectable making the 1TB Barracuda a very good all round performer. In terms of value for money the relatively small 1TB drive is not as good value as its larger 3TB sibling but in the 1 TB category this is one of the best value for money drives available. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2017 HDD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer Hard Drive comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by cost per GB to yield value for money. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. Share your opinion by voting. [HDrivePro]

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Intel Core i7-7700K $300Nvidia GTX 1070 $351Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Intel Core i5-7600K $240AMD RX 480 $238Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $146
Intel Pentium G4560 $60Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $216Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $168
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $114SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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