Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2,111,057 user samples
823,428 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 930GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 52GB free (System drive)
Poor: 64% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1015
1,287,629 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 774GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 26th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
93.9 % +3% 90.8 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
167 MB/s +3% 162 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
147 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+7%
137 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.82 MB/s +4% 0.79 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.51 MB/s 1.64 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
77.3 MB/s +0% 77.1 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.73 MB/s 0.78 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+7%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
160 MB/s +4% 154 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
201 MB/s 202 MB/s +0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
191 MB/s +2% 187 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1 MB/s 1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.7 MB/s 2.1 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+24%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
86.3 MB/s 89.9 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+11%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
197 MB/s 200 MB/s +2%
Market Share
Based on 37,656,205 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
5.82 % Higher market share.
+18%
4.95 %
Value
Value For Money
62.6 % Much better value.
+38%
45.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % More popular.
+16%
58 %
Price
Price (score)
$30 Cheaper.
+25%
$40
Age
Newest
55 Months Much more recent.
+51%
113 Months
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 1TB
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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST1000DM010) has an impressive performance profile. With Sequential read/writes averaging 173 and 159 MBps respectively, the Barracuda can make short work of even moderately large backups. The small file (4K) performance profile is less impressive but still adequate with average read/writes coming in at 0.87 and 1.53 MBps respectively. For use as OS drives, rotational disks are quickly loosing market share to SSDs which offer orders of magnitude faster 4k read/write speeds. On the other hand cheap TLC based SSDs often have slower sustained write speeds than their rotational counterparts. Reasonably good overall performance can be achieved by using a TLC SSD to host the OS and a larger rotational drive such as the Barracuda for backups and media files. Larger capacity variants of this drive offer both better performance and better value for money. [Feb '17 HDrivePro]

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The 1TB Barracuda 7200.14 boasts impressive peak sequential read/write Lab speeds of 195/193 MB/s. These best case burst speeds indicate what the Barracuda is capable of under Lab perfect test conditions. Our real world benchmarks have been sourced from hundreds of users and give a better sense of how well this drive actually performs on a day to day basis. The 1TB 7200.14 has an average UBM sequential read/write speed of 147 MB/s, which is a superb result, especially for a budget drive. With 4K random read/write speeds of 0.77/1.53 MB/s small file performance is also respectable making the 1TB Barracuda a very good all round performer. In terms of value for money the relatively small 1TB drive is not as good value as its larger 3TB sibling but in the 1 TB category this is one of the best value for money drives available. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2021 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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Intel Core i5-11400F $180Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $49
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