Real World Speed
Performance profile from 299,501 user samples
108,041 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 62% 1GB free
Poor: 62% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 983
191,460 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 861GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 353GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 983
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
89.7 % +1% 88.6 % -1%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
163 MB/s +1% 161 MB/s -1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
150 MB/s +1% 148 MB/s -1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.66 MB/s 0% 0.66 MB/s 0%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.49 MB/s -9% 1.62 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
138 MB/s +2% 135 MB/s -2%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.25 MB/s -4% 0.26 MB/s +4%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
200 MB/s +1% 198 MB/s -1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
184 MB/s 0% 184 MB/s 0%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.99 MB/s -3% 1.02 MB/s +3%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.81 MB/s -10% 2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+10%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
176 MB/s +2% 172 MB/s -2%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.38 MB/s -5% 0.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+5%
Market Share
Based on 4,663,047 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.33 % -74% 7.53 % Much higher market share.
+74%
Value
Value For Money
69.6 % Better value.
+20%
57.8 % -20%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % -23% 74 % More popular.
+23%
Price
Price (score)
$74 -41% $44 Much cheaper.
+41%
Age
Newest
70 Months -3% 68 Months +3%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 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) July 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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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - 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.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $295Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $268AMD RX 480 $410Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $136
Intel Core i5-7600K $235Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $269Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $137SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $714SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $44HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $128SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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