Average Bench: 87.4% (41st of 1015)

more Based on 994,603 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000DM003-1CH162, ST1000DM003-1CH, ST1000DM003-1E61, ST1000DM ST1000DM003-1CH1, ST1000DM ST1000DM003-1CH, 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]

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Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB averaged just 12.5% 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 0.78MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 157MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB is 63.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 75.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.62MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 994,603 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.9 Read 157 202
65.5 Write 133 187
48.3 Mixed 75.7 89.5
75.9 SusWrite 147 202
94% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.77 1
1 4K Write 1.62 2.1
0.5 4K Mixed 0.78 1
150% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
308GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 174 172 173 176 173 MB/s
Read 147
Write 115
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 173
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
409GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 146 146 146 145 145 MB/s
Read 164
Write 130
Mixed 89.5
SusWrite 145
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.27 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 172 160 173 169 159 MB/s
Read 117
Write 79.8
Mixed 67
SusWrite 167
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.3 MB/s
285GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 106 113 139 142 116 MB/s
Read 139
Write 104
Mixed 73
SusWrite 120
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.3 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $69 @ launch in Nov '11
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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 1TB Builds (Compare 13,009 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 8700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $520

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 Comments

Seagate brings over 30 years of trusted performance and reliability...

Added 6 years ago.

Good

3 months ago.

Works for what it's made for lol


Good

6 months 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

2 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.


Poor

2 months ago.

excelent speed for this price, Seagate never dissapointed me!


Terrible

11 months ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

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


Average

1 month 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

6 years ago.


Excellent

12 months 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.


Good

4 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

2 years ago.

love it.


Excellent

4 years ago.

Fast and inexpensive


Good

3 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

2 years ago.

Not enough performance


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