Average Bench: 89.2% (27th of 1015)

more Based on 1,562,409 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000DM003-1CH162, ST1000DM003-1CH, ST1000DM003-1E61, ST1000DM ST1000DM003-1CH1, ST1000DM ST1000DM003-1CH, ST1000DM003-1ER164, ST1000DM ST1000DM003-9YN1, ST1000DM003-1ER162, ST1000DM 003-1SB102, ST1000DM003-1F21, ST1000DM003-1SB1, Seagate ST1000DM003-1CH1, ST1000DM003-1ER, ST1000DM 003-1CH162, ST1000DM ST1000DM003-9YN, ST1000DM003-9YN1, ST1000DM003-1SB10C, ST1000DM 003-1SB10C, ST1000DM003-9YN, ST1000DM ST1000DM003-1ER1, Seagate ST1000DM003-9YN1, ST1000DM 003, ST1000DM 003-1ER162, ST1000DM003-1SB102, ST1000DM003-1ER1, ST1000DM003-1E6162, ST1000DM003-1CH1, ST1000DM003-1CH162-bugger, ST1000DM003-1SB, APPLE HDD ST1000DM003, Seagate ST1000DM003-1ER1, ST1000DM 003-9YN162, ST1000DM003-9YN162, ST1000DM ST1000DM003-1ER, ST1000DM ST1000DM003-1SB1

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]

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB averaged just 10.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.77MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 158MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB is 57.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 77.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.62MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,562,409 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.2 Read 158 201
64.1 Write 133 186
51.7 Mixed 77.5 89.4
76.6 SusWrite 153 201
95.5% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.78 1
1.1 4K Write 1.62 2.1
0.5 4K Mixed 0.77 1
148% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
930GB free
Firmware: AP14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 204 203 205 204 205 MB/s
Read 190
Write 151
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 201
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.13 MB/s
692GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 188 185 187 190 191 MB/s
Read 180
Write 89.3
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 187
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1.03 MB/s
265GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 119 117 117 114 109 MB/s
Read 196
Write 169
Mixed 86.6
SusWrite 116
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
751GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AQ03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 110 140 173 164 172 MB/s
Read 164
Write 158
Mixed 62.4
SusWrite 143
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.13 MB/s
42GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 127 166 142 132 132 MB/s
Read 111
Write 102
Mixed 66.2
SusWrite 136
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 1TB Builds (Compare 23,447 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 78%
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 74%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $642

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Added 10 years ago.

Good

3 years ago.

Works for what it's made for lol


Poor

3 years ago.

It's a outdated hdd. Slow and only good for mass storage.


Terrible

3 years ago.

http://hdd.userbenchmark.com/Seagate-Barracuda-720014-1TB/Rating/1849 As a 30 year computer tech, I have never seen as many failed Seagate drives. I will never use Seagate drives in any critical systems. They are for those who backup daily.


Good

6 years ago.

Just bought a new fresh ST1000DM003 and there was a failure(bad sector). Took a replacement and hoping it'll last long. My last 1TB have 360 days+ PowerOn and still working fine.


Terrible

2 years ago.

excelent speed for this price, Seagate never dissapointed me!


Terrible

4 years ago.

Taking price into account this drive it's excelent for mass storage.


Average

22 months ago.

good for storage or backup, but I've had my ups and downs with seagate drives so if I have to choose - I'll go for WD...


Good

4 years ago.

Best Value HDD! Get blasting high speeds for reasonably low price!


Good

9 months ago.

still goes ten years later and no errors unlike my crucial mx500 ssd that is already dying


Average

4 years ago.

Good for media storage but not recommended for system or game storage as the random read write performance is poor. Would recommend WD Blue for those systems as it performs 56% better in 4k but only about 8% slower in sequential read and write


Outstanding

10 years ago.


Excellent

4 years ago.

Came as the system drive in my old HP Pavilion in 2011, now relegated to bulk storage on my Ryzen build. Been used almost continually since then with regular backups to make sure no data loss occurs. However, this ancient drive shows no sign of failure (touch wood) and just keeps on ticking! Obviously long since superseded but as far as drives go mine has been excellent.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Been using it for 6 years never had any failure. Power-on hours is more than 11k and it still performs exactly the same as when it was first installed in my PC.


Average

2 years ago.

Great value for money , although in 2021 paying only £30 more for a reasonable ssd should be fine . Good for mass storage .


Good

3 years ago.

works good enough for me and for the price makes it pretty good. Its speeds aren't anything special but they aren't that bad.


Good

8 years ago.

Don't have other HDDs to compare with this one at the moment, but it's good for the price and has good speeds for what it is.


Excellent

6 years ago.

love it.


Excellent

8 years ago.

Fast and inexpensive


Good

7 years ago.

Hasn't failed on me yet and still going at the same speeds it has always been going. Which isn't very fast but whatever. Good storage device.


Poor

6 years ago.

Not enough performance


Excellent

13 months ago.

well working, ultra reliable and affordable 1TB HDD for the time. I have gotten this HDD in 2012 so 11 years ago by now and took it over from my old build to my new one. After being through 4058 device power cycles and 1542 days in power on hours it still works without any issues.


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