Real World Speed
Performance profile from 53,030 user samples
2,379 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 55% 174GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 984
50,651 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 924GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 2GB free
Poor: 62% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
84.5 % -4% 88.3 % +4%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
152 MB/s -5% 159 MB/s +5%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
143 MB/s -4% 149 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.65 MB/s +3% 0.63 MB/s -3%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.19 MB/s -28% 1.52 MB/s Faster random write.
+28%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
125 MB/s -10% 138 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+10%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.19 MB/s -32% 0.25 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+32%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
193 MB/s -3% 198 MB/s +3%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
184 MB/s 0% 184 MB/s 0%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.93 MB/s -1% 0.94 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.6 MB/s -14% 1.82 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+14%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
173 MB/s -2% 176 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.25 MB/s -52% 0.38 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+52%
Market Share
Based on 6,569,559 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % -1,543% 1.15 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,543%
Value
Value For Money
60.6 % -69% 103 % Much better value.
+69%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % -20% 67 % More popular.
+20%
Price
Price (score)
$80 -7% $74 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
Age
Newest
72 Months +4% 75 Months -4%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 3TB
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In terms of specs, price and age the Video SV35.6 appears to be identical to its 2TB Barracuda 7200.14 sibling. We have only seen nine user samples for the SV35.6 so far so we don't have enough data to formulate a strong opinion as yet but based on the samples we have seen, this drive appears to underperform the barracuda. Peak sequential speeds are similar but random 4k speeds lag by around 15%. It's possible that these are just statistical discrepancies that will iron themselves out as we see more samples but in the mean time we would recommend the barracuda 7200.14 over this drive. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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This drive can be used as a combined system and storage drive thanks to its fast 7200K rpm and enormous 3TB capacity. Recently prices for all large drives have been dropping and the 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 is currently a good choice in terms of both value for money and performance. Not only does the Barracuda have respectable sequential read/write speeds but it also goes head to head with the various green options, consuming a very reasonable 5.4W vs 5W (idle) on average for a "green" drive. That amounts to a tiny power consumption disadvantage and a lot more speed. Overall the Barracuda is priced aggressively and represents very good value for money. [Oct '12 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 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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  • - 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.
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  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
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Intel Core i7-7700K $308Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $114
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $205SanDisk Extreme 64GB $41
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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