Real World Speed
Performance profile from 502,011 user samples
40,262 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 45% 405GB free (System drive)
Poor: 45% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 144th / 1010
461,749 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 235GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 327GB free (System drive)
Poor: 46% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
68.4 % 86.6 % Faster effective speed.
+27%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
124 MB/s 155 MB/s Faster read speed.
+25%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
115 MB/s 135 MB/s Faster write speed.
+17%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.84 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+11%
0.76 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.24 MB/s Much faster random write.
+36%
1.65 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
74.6 MB/s +1% 73.9 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.92 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+16%
0.79 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
114 MB/s 147 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+29%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
155 MB/s 202 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+30%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
145 MB/s 190 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+31%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1 MB/s 1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.7 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+29%
2.1 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
93.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+5%
89.1 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s 1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
147 MB/s 198 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+35%
Market Share
Based on 11,818,841 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.86 % 6.05 % Hugely higher market share.
+603%
Value
Value For Money
65.4 % Better value.
+16%
56.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 76 % Much more popular.
+31%
Price
Price (score)
$60 $44 Cheaper.
+27%
Age
Newest
38 Months Much more recent.
+54%
83 Months
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 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) October 2018 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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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
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