Average Bench: 54.5% (273rd of 1002)

more Based on 98,629 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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 was superseded by the Barracuda 7200.14 just ten months after the 7200.12's release.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 45.4% 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 0.41MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB is 28%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 78.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 92.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 98,629 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.5 Read 97.6 120
63.6 Write 92.4 118
24.1 Mixed 78.2 111
67% 89.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.25 4K Read 0.6 0.86
0.8 4K Write 1.28 1.66
0.2 4K Mixed 0.41 0.6
94.9% 0.77 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
906GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 119
Write 107
Mixed 100
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.64
137% 1.06 MB/s
855GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 115
Write 110
Mixed 104
82% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
110% 0.84 MB/s
748GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 101
Write 111
Mixed 108
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.58
108% 0.8 MB/s
575GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 106
Write 94.5
Mixed 98.9
75% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.09
4K Mixed 0.43
86% 0.65 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 102
Write 83.3
Mixed 18.8
49% 68 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.73 MB/s
417GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 89.6
Write 90.3
Mixed 83.9
66% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.41
4K Mixed 0.41
95% 0.79 MB/s
590GB free
Firmware: JC4A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 90.2
Write 84.7
Mixed 67.7
60% 80.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 1.24
4K Mixed 0.37
98% 0.81 MB/s
592GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 91.8
Write 77.2
Mixed 92.6
66% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.01
4K Mixed 0.38
80% 0.62 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $65 @ launch in Jan '11
OutletPCUS $827 hrs
AmazonUS $10522 mins
EbayUS $1275 mins
NeweggUS $1419 months
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Builds (Compare 20,421 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $374

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 Comments

Performance and reliability for everyone...

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Terrible

4 years ago.


Outstanding

14 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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