Real World Speed
Performance profile from 269,800 user samples
7,096 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 70% 253GB free
Poor: 70% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 984
262,704 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 450GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
87.5 % -1% 88.3 % +1%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
136 MB/s -17% 159 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
168 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
149 MB/s -13%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.65 MB/s 0% 0.65 MB/s 0%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.96 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
1.57 MB/s -216%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
127 MB/s -6% 134 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.64 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
0.26 MB/s -146%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
195 MB/s -1% 196 MB/s +1%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
197 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
183 MB/s -8%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.79 MB/s -24% 0.98 MB/s Faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
5.46 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
2 MB/s -173%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
158 MB/s -9% 173 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.86 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
0.36 MB/s -139%
Market Share
Based on 6,255,543 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.38 % -1,787% 7.17 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
50.2 % +3% 48.7 % -3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % -21% 75 % More popular.
Price (score)
$100 -48% $52 Much cheaper.
14 Months Hugely more recent.
72 Months -81%

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]


Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 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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  • - 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.
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