Average Bench: 87.5% (41st of 1015)

more Based on 770,624 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, ST1000DM003-1SB, 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 158MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB is 64.9%. 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 75.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.64MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 770,624 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.4 Read 158 200
63.4 Write 134 188
43.9 Mixed 75.6 89.5
72.2 SusWrite 148 199
94.2% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.78 1
1 4K Write 1.64 2.1
0.5 4K Mixed 0.78 1
149% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
800GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 204 204 194 203 205 MB/s
Read 201
Write 203
Mixed 78.2
SusWrite 202
124% 171 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
750GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 195 193 195 196 197 MB/s
Read 193
Write 154
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 195
114% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.2 MB/s
201GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 147 150 149 150 148 MB/s
Read 197
Write 193
Mixed 75.7
SusWrite 149
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
191GB free
Firmware: HPH4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 138 138 138 138 138 MB/s
Read 132
Write 137
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 138
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
122% 0.87 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: CC63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 117 115 116 118 114 MB/s
Read 126
Write 93.2
Mixed 75.7
SusWrite 116
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
122% 0.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,990,961 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $69 @ launch in Nov '11
AmazonUS $337 mins
EbayUS $3315 mins
BHPhotoUS $552 years
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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 1TB Builds (Compare 10,965 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

System: Dell XPS 8700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $473

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 Comments

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

Added 5 years ago.

Good

2 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

3 months ago.

excelent speed for this price, Seagate never dissapointed me!


Terrible

7 months ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

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


Outstanding

5 years ago.


Excellent

7 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

3 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

24 months 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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