Average Bench: 52.9% (283rd of 1015)

more Based on 160,476 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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 was superseded by the Barracuda 7200.14 just ten months after the 7200.12's release.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 47.1% 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 42.5%. 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 57.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 90MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 160,476 samples)
Min Avg Max
34.7 Read 94.1 122
37.6 Write 90.4 119
31.4 Mixed 57.2 68
45.1 SusWrite 90 121
60.9% 82.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.74 0.9
0.8 4K Write 1.38 1.8
0.4 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%
929GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 126 127 126 127 128 MB/s
Read 125
Write 118
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 126
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.1 MB/s
849GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 98 96 114 106 106 MB/s
Read 120
Write 93.5
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 106
71% 96.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
684GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 104 108 108 108 107 MB/s
Read 110
Write 106
Mixed 59.6
SusWrite 107
70% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.1 MB/s
378GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 89 95 94 95 97 MB/s
Read 102
Write 103
Mixed 57.1
SusWrite 93.4
65% 88.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.1 MB/s
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 82 75 74 87 87 MB/s
Read 64.3
Write 86.5
Mixed 54.8
SusWrite 79.2
52% 71.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,164,774 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $65 @ launch in Jan '11
OutletPCUS $607 hrs
AmazonUS $6010 mins
EbayUS $11921 mins
NeweggUS $14123 months
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Builds (Compare 36,940 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $562

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 Comments

Performance and reliability for everyone...

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent

3 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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