Real World Speed
Performance profile from 976,912 user samples
11,233 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 60% 1.5TB free
Poor: 60% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 1015
965,679 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 881GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 750GB free (System drive)
Poor: 48% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
86.7 % 88.1 % +2%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
152 MB/s 156 MB/s +3%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
149 MB/s Faster write speed.
+12%
133 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
3.67 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+371%
0.78 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.15 MB/s Much faster random write.
+30%
1.65 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
63.3 MB/s 75.2 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+19%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.09 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+40%
0.78 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
149 MB/s 151 MB/s +1%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
184 MB/s 204 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+11%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
180 MB/s 188 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.12 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+612%
1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.4 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+14%
2.1 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
72 MB/s 89.5 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+24%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.2 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+20%
1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
185 MB/s 202 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+9%
Market Share
Based on 28,636,773 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.09 % 5.12 % Insanely higher market share.
+5,589%
Value
Value For Money
68.3 % Much better value.
+78%
38.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 78 % More popular.
+24%
Price
Price (score)
$102 $46 Much cheaper.
+55%
Age
Newest
57 Months Much more recent.
+45%
104 Months
Capacity
Capacity
4TB 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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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2020 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 user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • 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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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
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