Average Bench: 58.8% (203rd of 984)

more Based on 4,784 user benchmarks.  Models: ST250DM000-1BD141, ST250DM000-1BD14, ST250DM000-1SB10, ST250DM000-1BC141, ST250DM000-1BC14, ST250DM0 ST250DM000-1BC14, ST250DM0 ST250DM000-1BD14, ST250DM0 00-1BD141, ST250DM0 00-1BC141, ST250DM000-1SB10B

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 250GB averaged 41.1% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.46MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.41MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 250GB is 26.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.49MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 76.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,784 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.5 Read 104 127
75.5 Write 102 127
14.9 Mixed 76.2 116
70% 93.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.19 4K Read 0.49 0.69
0.67 4K Write 1.41 6.06
0.18 4K Mixed 0.46 0.76
97.9% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
73GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 120
Write 123
Mixed 110
88% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.12
4K Mixed 0.85
143% 0.88 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: HP73 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 110
Write 107
Mixed 85.7
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.18
55% 0.51 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 91.1
Mixed 91.5
69% 92 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 0.88
4K Mixed 0.72
125% 0.76 MB/s
179GB free
Firmware: KC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 86.2
Write 90.6
Mixed 91.5
68% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 0.75
4K Mixed 0.24
58% 0.47 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 77.2
Write 79.8
Mixed 52.1
52% 69.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.35
81% 0.71 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,574,063 HDDs tested.


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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 250GB Builds (Compare 3,113 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 59%
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $233

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