Average Bench: 55.2% (246th of 984)

more Based on 70,921 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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 was superseded by the Barracuda 7200.14 just ten months after the 7200.12's release.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 44.8% 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 0.59MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB is 25.8%. 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 76.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 92.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 70,921 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.9 Read 99.3 119
64.7 Write 92.9 115
28.3 Mixed 76.8 109
67.1% 89.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.25 4K Read 0.59 0.85
0.69 4K Write 1.28 1.62
0.23 4K Mixed 0.41 0.59
94.1% 0.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
273GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 105
Mixed 96.7
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.29
80% 0.75 MB/s
737GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 115
Write 94.3
Mixed 104
79% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.45
100% 0.85 MB/s
460GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 102
Write 95.8
Mixed 93.2
73% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.31
90% 0.82 MB/s
748GB free
Firmware: JC4A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 108
Write 79.6
Mixed 88.1
69% 92 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.19
4K Mixed 0.19
61% 0.6 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 86.3
Write 90.4
Mixed 28.6
50% 68.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.28
66% 0.59 MB/s
508GB free
Firmware: CC35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 82.1
Write 78.2
Mixed 29.1
46% 63.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.13
4K Mixed 0.33
84% 0.7 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Builds (Compare 14,340 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 21%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $387

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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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