Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,571,643 user samples
1,562,409 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 427GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1015
9,234 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 33% 815GB free (System drive)
Poor: 33% Great: 63%
SPEED RANK: 312th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
89.2 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+80%
49.5 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
158 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+82%
86.8 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
133 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+55%
85.8 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.78 MB/s 0.78 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.62 MB/s 1.73 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
77.5 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+58%
49.2 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.77 MB/s 0.87 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+13%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
153 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+79%
85.3 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
201 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+84%
109 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
186 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+71%
109 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+11%
0.9 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.1 MB/s 2.1 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
89.4 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+44%
62.2 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s 1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
201 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+81%
111 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 53,503,440 HDDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.78 % Insanely higher market share.
+23,800%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
63.7 % Hugely better value.
+442%
11.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % More popular.
+16%
50 %
Price
Price (score)
$28 Much cheaper.
+67%
$84
Age
Newest
151 Months 125+ Months More recent.
+17%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 1TB
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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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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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