Average Bench: 59.8% (213th of 1002)

more Based on 118,037 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM002-1BD142, ST500DM002-1ER14C, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1SB10, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1BD14, ST500DM002-1ER14, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1BC14, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1BD1, ST500DM0 02-9YN14C, ST500DM002-1BD1, ST500DM0 02-1BD142, ST500DM002-1BD14, ST500DM002-1BC14, ST500DM0 02-1ER14C, ST500DM002-1CH14C, ST500DM002-1BC142, Seagate ST500DM002-1BD14, ST500DM002-1SB10A, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1ER14, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-9YN14, ST500DM0 02-1CH14C, ST500DM002-9YN14C, ST500DM0 02-1BC142, ST500DM002-1SB10, ST500DM0 02-1SB10A, ST500DM002-9YN14, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1CH14

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB averaged 40.2% 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. Sequential Read Speed 105MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB is 29.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.51MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.25MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 118,037 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.2 Read 105 131
74.1 Write 103 133
17.8 Mixed 83.5 119
72.8% 97.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.19 4K Read 0.51 0.71
0.58 4K Write 1.25 2.03
0.15 4K Mixed 0.46 0.78
95.5% 0.74 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
429GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 116
Write 113
Mixed 108
85% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.19
4K Mixed 0.58
118% 0.84 MB/s
348GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 113
Write 103
Mixed 97.2
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.13
4K Mixed 0.44
84% 0.64 MB/s
407GB free
Firmware: JC4B
Read 96.7
Write 105
Mixed 105
77% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.39
96% 0.88 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: HP74 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 108
Write 81
Mixed 89.8
70% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 0.89
4K Mixed 0.37
85% 0.64 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: HP74 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 73.6
Write 71.6
Mixed 56.7
50% 67.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.35
77% 0.68 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,728,895 HDDs tested.


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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 500GB Builds (Compare 3,075 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 15%
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Desktop 61%
Workstation 23%

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $418

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