Real World Speed
Performance profile from 263,232 user samples
131,616 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 58% 2.5TB free
Poor: 58% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1015
131,616 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 58% 2.5TB free
Poor: 58% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
90.3 % 90.3 %
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
90.3 % 90.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
159 MB/s 159 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
128 MB/s 128 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.72 MB/s 0.72 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.64 MB/s 1.64 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
75.6 MB/s 75.6 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.75 MB/s 0.75 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
156 MB/s 156 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
202 MB/s 202 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
172 MB/s 172 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.9 MB/s 0.9 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.9 MB/s 1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
87 MB/s 87 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
198 MB/s 198 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 21,315,352 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.8 % 0.8 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.8 % 0.8 %
Value
Value For Money
123 % 123 %
Value
Value For Money
123 % 123 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 68 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 68 %
Price
Price (score)
$44 $44
Price
Price (score)
$44 $44
Age
Newest
98 Months 98 Months
Age
Newest
98 Months 98 Months
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 3TB
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This drive can be used as a combined system and storage drive thanks to its fast 7200K rpm and enormous 3TB capacity. Recently prices for all large drives have been dropping and the 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 is currently a good choice in terms of both value for money and performance. Not only does the Barracuda have respectable sequential read/write speeds but it also goes head to head with the various green options, consuming a very reasonable 5.4W vs 5W (idle) on average for a "green" drive. That amounts to a tiny power consumption disadvantage and a lot more speed. Overall the Barracuda is priced aggressively and represents very good value for money. [Oct '12 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2019 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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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
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Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $195AMD RX 590 $185Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia RTX 2060 $325Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $51
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $609SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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