Average Bench: 89.1% (31st of 979)

more Based on 26,432 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000DM001-1CH166, ST3000DM ST3000DM001-1E61, ST3000DM 001-1CH166, ST3000DM ST3000DM001-1ER1, ST3000DM001-1ER, ST3000DM ST3000DM001-9YN, ST3000DM 001-9YN166, ST3000DM 001-1E6166, ST3000DM001-9YN1, ST3000DM001-1CH, ST3000DM001-1ER166, ST3000DM ST3000DM001-1CH, ST3000DM001-9YN166, ST3000DM ST3000DM001-9YN1, ST3000DM001-1ER1, ST3000DM001-9YN, ST3000DM001-1E61, ST3000DM001-1CH1, Seagate ST3000DM001-1CH1, ST3000DM 001-1ER166, ST3000DM ST3000DM001-1CH1, ST3000DM001-1E6166

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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Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB averaged just 10.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 160MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 135MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB is 45.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.26MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,432 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 160 199
106 Write 151 186
67.8 Mixed 135 173
111% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.66 1.03
0.92 4K Write 1.55 1.84
0.16 4K Mixed 0.26 0.4
84.7% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: CC24 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 151
Write 169
Mixed 159
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.26
66% 0.6 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 153
Write 131
Mixed 103
96% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.19
68% 0.72 MB/s
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 Prices

AmazonUS $75.007 mins ago.
EbayUS $80.9816 mins ago.
BHPhotoUS $104.952 hrs ago.
NeweggUS $130.875 hrs ago.
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,012

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 Comments

The only hard drive you need...

Spindle Speed 7200 RPM, 5.4 W idle, 8.0 W active, Typical Read/Write 160 MB/s

Added 4 years ago.

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1 day ago.

Even though mine is still alive and working it is showing signs of failure. There are several bad sectors and the Bios no longer picks it up, I'm having to plug it in after the computer is logged into windows just to get it to show, up. Try playing a movie or game and randomly you will crash as it hits those bad sectors. Seagate recommended updating the firmware but if you can't get it to show up in Bios you can't attempt to scan and fix bad sectors or upgrade the firmware. Avoid This Hard Drive. They were designed to fail


Good

1 month ago.

Low cost high performance. What else could you ask for?


Poor

14 days ago.

Very good


Good

1 month ago.

good have to check reliability others say many doa i got one too and this is replacement many say best of these hdd last 2-2.5yr max or maybe even less than that is it true ?


Good

3 months ago.

I bought 3 of this model and 2 die or has failed SMART Status after 15 hours of use. I moved to Toshiba. Model ST3000DM001-1ER166 with Firmware CC25. And Seagate guarantee not good service to replace.. I quit of this brand.


Poor

4 months ago.

very nice drive for the price, it even outperforms my 1tb caviar black


Outstanding

4 years ago.

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Very good

4 years ago.

This is currently the best value large hard drive you can buy. It even beats the excellent Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000, primarily on price (by about 30%) but also on several benchmarks including sequential write speed. Seagate have really raised the bar by delivering phenomenal specs at a very reasonable price point. None of the competition even comes close.


Terrible

3 months ago.

Slow not worth the price... Especially you can get the Toshiba P300 3TB for less. Don't be stupid people.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Die ST3000DM001 und die kleine Schwester mit 2 TB (ST3000DM001) sind meiner Meinung nach die besten Festplatten (hätte es nicht gedacht). Nutze zur Zeit auch noch die neue 2TB - SSHD ST2000DX001 die noch ein Tick schneller ist als die beiden, ob sich aber der Wechsel lohnt wenn man schon einer Barracuda drin hat, kann ich nicht bestätigen. Beste Kombi überhaupt - z.B: SSD 120gb (Marke egal, Samsung ist super, aber Kingston reicht auch) + 2tb/3tb HD als "D: Platte" für den Rest! Gruß, Tom


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