Average Bench: 54.4% (256th of 1015)

more Based on 228,626 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31000524AS, ST31000528AS, ST310005 24AS, ST310005 ST31000528AS, ST310005 ST31000524AS, Seagate ST31000528AS

The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 was superseded by the Barracuda 7200.14 just ten months after the 7200.12's release. Looking at a comparison between the 7200.12 vs 7200.14 shows that the more recent 7200.14 was a huge improvement over the 7200.12. The 7200.12 has average sequential read/write speeds of 97/91 vs 161/155 MB/s on the newer 7200.14. Additionally the small file 4K read/write speeds of 0.62/1.32 are improved upon by over 25% on the newer version. Overall there is no contest between the two drives and considering that they are similarly priced, the newer 7200.14 is the clear winner. The 7200.12 has an effective speed of just 88.4 MB/s which is a whopping 54% below the average of the group leaders[Mar '14 HDrivePro]

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Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB averaged 45.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.89MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.74MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB is 37.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 57.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 92MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 228,626 samples)
Min Avg Max
43.7 Read 97.7 123
44.2 Write 93.2 120
32.8 Mixed 57.7 69.5
44.1 SusWrite 92 123
62.5% 85.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.74 0.9
0.8 4K Write 1.38 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.89 1
155% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
716GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 117 118 117 118 118 MB/s
Read 120
Write 110
Mixed 59
SusWrite 117
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 111 110 111 112 110 MB/s
Read 118
Write 108
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 111
73% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.1 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: CC3E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 79 79 80 79 79 MB/s
Read 113
Write 107
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 78.9
66% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.13 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 82 82 82 82 82 MB/s
Read 85.1
Write 81.5
Mixed 53.9
SusWrite 81.7
56% 75.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1 MB/s
125GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 71 69 69 71 71 MB/s
Read 75.3
Write 63
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 69.8
49% 66 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1
167% 1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,261,430 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $65 @ launch in Jan '11
EbayUS $4725 secs
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Builds (Compare 60,955 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $409

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Performance and reliability for everyone...

Added 6 years ago.

Excellent

16 months ago.

für den Gebrauch zum Daten sichern recht gut


Terrible

6 years ago.


Outstanding

3 years ago.

This hard drive works and perfroms outstandingly. It is nice to have 1TB of storage at a low price like this. I highly recommend this hard drive to anyone, gaming or workspace.


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