Average Bench: 58% (207th of 979)

more Based on 2,469 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

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 250GB averaged 42.0% 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 0.47MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.42MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 250GB is 28.7%. 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 0.47MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 75.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,469 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.1 Read 102 125
70.9 Write 100 126
14.8 Mixed 75.8 114
69.2% 92.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.14 4K Read 0.47 0.7
0.49 4K Write 1.42 6.19
0.15 4K Mixed 0.47 0.75
97.6% 0.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
194GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 128
Write 132
Mixed 122
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.08
4K Mixed 0.72
126% 0.81 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: HP73 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 94
Write 104
Mixed 90.8
72% 96.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 0.96
4K Mixed 0.35
78% 0.6 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 87.1
Write 93.1
Mixed 27.5
50% 69.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.21
71% 0.71 MB/s
167GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 87.8
Write 83
Mixed 80.7
63% 83.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.48
4K Mixed 0.24
90% 1.04 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 79.4
Write 69.8
Mixed 74.8
56% 74.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 0.85
4K Mixed 0.64
105% 0.64 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,414,077 HDDs tested.


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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 250GB Builds (Compare 1,600 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 63%
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $442

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