Real World Speed
Performance profile from 441,893 user samples
1,112 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 59% 1.5TB free
Poor: 59% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 1010
440,781 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 572GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 306GB free (System drive)
Poor: 44% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
90 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
85 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
157 MB/s +3% 153 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
154 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+14%
135 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.68 MB/s 0.77 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+13%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.87 MB/s Faster random write.
+15%
1.62 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
90.1 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+23%
73.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.63 MB/s 0.77 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+22%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
161 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+13%
143 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
190 MB/s 201 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
186 MB/s 188 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+25%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.2 MB/s 2.2 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
145 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+62%
89.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+11%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
190 MB/s 197 MB/s +4%
Market Share
Based on 11,258,322 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 5.87 % Insanely higher market share.
+9,683%
Value
Value For Money
86 % Much better value.
+55%
55.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 76 % Much more popular.
+31%
Price
Price (score)
$120 $44 Much cheaper.
+63%
Age
Newest
24 Months Much more recent.
+71%
82 Months
Capacity
Capacity
4TB 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) September 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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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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