Average Bench: 53% (282nd of 1010)

more Based on 108,067 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31000524AS, ST31000528AS, ST310005 24AS, ST310005 ST31000528AS, ST310005 ST31000524AS, Seagate ST31000528AS

The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 was superseded by the Barracuda 7200.14 just ten months after the 7200.12's release. Looking at a comparison between the 7200.12 vs 7200.14 shows that the more recent 7200.14 was a huge improvement over the 7200.12. The 7200.12 has average sequential read/write speeds of 97/91 vs 161/155 MB/s on the newer 7200.14. Additionally the small file 4K read/write speeds of 0.62/1.32 are improved upon by over 25% on the newer version. Overall there is no contest between the two drives and considering that they are similarly priced, the newer 7200.14 is the clear winner. The 7200.12 has an effective speed of just 88.4 MB/s which is a whopping 54% below the average of the group leaders[Mar '14 HDrivePro]

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Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB averaged 46.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.87MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.73MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB is 35%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 57.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 88.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 108,067 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.9 Read 96.2 122
45.1 Write 90.5 121
35.1 Mixed 57.1 68.3
42 SusWrite 88.5 121
61% 83.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.73 0.9
0.8 4K Write 1.36 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.87 1
153% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
806GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 113 113 112 113 115 MB/s
Read 112
Write 110
Mixed 66
SusWrite 113
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.2 MB/s
896GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 106 116 112 118 116 MB/s
Read 108
Write 112
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 113
72% 98.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 86 87 85 85 86 MB/s
Read 113
Write 95
Mixed 59.7
SusWrite 85.6
65% 88.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.07 MB/s
919GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 104 104 105 108 106 MB/s
Read 73.3
Write 105
Mixed 62
SusWrite 105
64% 86.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $65 @ launch in Jan '11
EbayUS $5818 mins
OutletPCUS $665 hrs
AmazonUS $855 mins
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Builds (Compare 25,538 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $376

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 Comments

Performance and reliability for everyone...

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

4 years ago.


Outstanding

18 months ago.

This hard drive works and perfroms outstandingly. It is nice to have 1TB of storage at a low price like this. I highly recommend this hard drive to anyone, gaming or workspace.


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