Average Bench: 53.6% (273rd of 1015)

more Based on 203,202 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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 was superseded by the Barracuda 7200.14 just ten months after the 7200.12's release.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 46.3% 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 0.88MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.74MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB is 41.3%. 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 57.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 90.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 203,202 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.1 Read 95.9 123
36.5 Write 90.2 119
26.6 Mixed 57.1 70.2
45.8 SusWrite 91 120
61.4% 83.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.74 0.9
0.9 4K Write 1.38 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.88 1
154% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 118 119 116 118 120 MB/s
Read 117
Write 101
Mixed 56.3
SusWrite 118
72% 98 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.03 MB/s
761GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 110 109 110 108 108 MB/s
Read 116
Write 110
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 109
73% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
591GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 91 93 86 87 94 MB/s
Read 74.7
Write 75.5
Mixed 59.2
SusWrite 90.6
55% 75 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
860GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 65 63 65 66 66 MB/s
Read 72.7
Write 66.7
Mixed 59
SusWrite 65
49% 65.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
884GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 55 51 55 61 51 MB/s
Read 62.1
Write 55.8
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 52.3
40% 53.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
87% 0.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,065,441 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $65 @ launch in Jan '11
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Builds (Compare 50,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $405

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 Comments

Performance and reliability for everyone...

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent

11 months ago.

für den Gebrauch zum Daten sichern recht gut


Terrible

5 years ago.


Outstanding

2 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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