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 Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
914GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 190 192 190 190 192 MB/s
Read 196
Write 155
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 190
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
745GB free
Firmware: AP18
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 188 181 186 186 190 MB/s
Read 174
Write 123
Mixed 72.7
SusWrite 186
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 170 182 180 172 178 MB/s
Read 150
Write 123
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 170
93% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 0.97 MB/s
176GB free
Firmware: CC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 114 118 113 119 115 MB/s
Read 140
Write 128
Mixed 85.3
SusWrite 114
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.03 MB/s
721GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 63 117 130 131 152 MB/s
Read 103
Write 134
Mixed 79
SusWrite 116
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $69 @ launch in Nov '11
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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 1TB Builds (Compare 18,020 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $630

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 Comments

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Good

20 months ago.

Works for what it's made for lol


Poor

2 years ago.

It's a outdated hdd.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


Terrible

2 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.


Terrible

17 months ago.

excelent speed for this price, Seagate never dissapointed me!


Good

5 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

3 years ago.

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


Average

6 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

3 years ago.

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


Average

2 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

9 years ago.


Excellent

3 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.


Average

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months 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.


Good

22 months 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

6 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

5 years ago.

love it.


Excellent

7 years ago.

Fast and inexpensive


Good

6 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

5 years ago.

Not enough performance


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