Average Bench: 53.2% (279th of 1010)

more Based on 109,361 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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 was superseded by the Barracuda 7200.14 just ten months after the 7200.12's release.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 46.7% 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 0.75MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB is 38.4%. 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 57.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 90MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 109,361 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.2 Read 95.5 122
48.3 Write 91.7 118
38.4 Mixed 57.5 68.5
47.3 SusWrite 90 120
61.5% 83.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.75 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%
762GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 88 85 88 89 88 MB/s
Read 106
Write 82.5
Mixed 55
SusWrite 86.9
61% 82.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 49 55 58 58 58 MB/s
Read 108
Write 104
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 52.6
59% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 72 72 71 72 72 MB/s
Read 70.5
Write 74
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 71.8
50% 67.7 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 11,909,169 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $65 @ launch in Jan '11
OutletPCUS $661 day
AmazonUS $704 days
EbayUS $12025 mins
NeweggUS $14116 months
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Builds (Compare 24,111 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: 68% - Good Total price: $605

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Performance and reliability for everyone...

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

4 years ago.


Outstanding

20 months 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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