Average Bench: 90.5% (22nd of 1015)

more Based on 184,715 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000DM001-1CH166, ST3000DM ST3000DM001-1E61, ST3000DM 001-1CH166, ST3000DM ST3000DM001-1ER1, ST3000DM001-1ER, ST3000DM ST3000DM001-9YN, ST3000DM 001-9YN166, ST3000DM 001-1E6166, ST3000DM001-1CD16N, ST3000DM001-9YN1, ST3000DM001-1CH, ST3000DM001-1ER166, ST3000DM ST3000DM001-1CH, ST3000DM001-1CG16P, ST3000DM001-9YN166, ST3000DM ST3000DM001-9YN1, ST3000DM001-1ER1, ST3000DM001-9YN, ST3000DM001-1E61, ST3000DM001-1CH1, Seagate ST3000DM001-1CH1, ST3000DM 001-1ER166, ST3000DM ST3000DM001-1CH1, ST3000DM001-1E6166

This drive can be used as a combined system and storage drive thanks to its fast 7200K rpm and enormous 3TB capacity. Recently prices for all large drives have been dropping and the 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 is currently a good choice in terms of both value for money and performance. Not only does the Barracuda have respectable sequential read/write speeds but it also goes head to head with the various green options, consuming a very reasonable 5.4W vs 5W (idle) on average for a "green" drive. That amounts to a tiny power consumption disadvantage and a lot more speed. Overall the Barracuda is priced aggressively and represents very good value for money. [Oct '12 HDrivePro]

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB averaged just 9.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.73MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 158MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB is 56.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 75.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 184,715 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.4 Read 158 202
70.2 Write 130 175
51.4 Mixed 75.5 87.4
96.8 SusWrite 158 201
95.3% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.7 0.9
1 4K Write 1.76 2.88
0.5 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
143% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 201 202 201 201 202 MB/s
Read 201
Write 163
Mixed 85
SusWrite 201
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 190 190 186 187 189 MB/s
Read 191
Write 184
Mixed 81.4
SusWrite 188
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 78 157 178 195 161 MB/s
Read 197
Write 175
Mixed 73.1
SusWrite 154
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
904GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 152 153 155 154 155 MB/s
Read 177
Write 115
Mixed 81.6
SusWrite 153
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC29
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 154 156 155 160 155 MB/s
Read 150
Write 106
Mixed 75.2
SusWrite 156
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $152 @ launch in Sep '11
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,080

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 Comments

The only hard drive you need...

Spindle Speed 7200 RPM, 5.4 W idle, 8.0 W active, Typical Read/Write 160 MB/s

Added 8 years ago.

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6 days ago.

40% failure rate. Cheap plastic parts that break, which damage the heads and pulverize the platters.


Good

2 years ago.

Drive died on me after not too long - no signs of failure... seems this is a common drive to die early after all my internet searches - no idea how it gets such high user ratings on here. Reliability and longevity need to play a higher part in the ratings.


Good

10 months ago.

It will work fine if its the only drive in the chassis. However vibration will kill it.


Poor

4 years ago.

good have to check reliability others say many doa i got one too and this is replacement many say best of these hdd last 2-2.5yr max or maybe even less than that is it true ?


Terrible

3 years ago.

I've had 3/6 of these drives die on me. Stay clear of them.


Poor

4 years ago.

I bought 3 of this model and 2 die or has failed SMART Status after 15 hours of use. I moved to Toshiba. Model ST3000DM001-1ER166 with Firmware CC25. And Seagate guarantee not good service to replace.. I quit of this brand.


Excellent

3 years ago.

very nice drive for the price, it even outperforms my 1tb caviar black


Terrible

4 years ago.

With, after under four years of not so intensive use in a Synology DS413J NAS, a failure rate of 100% for the two Seagate ST3000DM001 drives I used in it , it is safe to say that this Barracuda series was a total disaster as is also seconded by many internet testimonials. So whether this drive was the fastest or not is totally irrelevant if it proves to be as unreliable as it is. Needles to say I think that I didn't replace them by other Seagate drives. The Hitachi 3TB drives I'm also using in the same NAS ran (an still run !) consistently cooler. Shame on you Seagate.


Outstanding

8 years ago.

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Very good

8 years ago.

This is currently the best value large hard drive you can buy. It even beats the excellent Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000, primarily on price (by about 30%) but also on several benchmarks including sequential write speed. Seagate have really raised the bar by delivering phenomenal specs at a very reasonable price point. None of the competition even comes close.


Terrible

4 years ago.

Slow not worth the price... Especially you can get the Toshiba P300 3TB for less. Don't be stupid people.


Excellent

3 years ago.

although its quite old its still in the top 5 best hdds to buy. benches 109%. absolute beast!!!!!


Excellent

7 years ago.

Die ST3000DM001 und die kleine Schwester mit 2 TB (ST3000DM001) sind meiner Meinung nach die besten Festplatten (hätte es nicht gedacht). Nutze zur Zeit auch noch die neue 2TB - SSHD ST2000DX001 die noch ein Tick schneller ist als die beiden, ob sich aber der Wechsel lohnt wenn man schon einer Barracuda drin hat, kann ich nicht bestätigen. Beste Kombi überhaupt - z.B: SSD 120gb (Marke egal, Samsung ist super, aber Kingston reicht auch) + 2tb/3tb HD als "D: Platte" für den Rest! Gruß, Tom


Excellent

18 months ago.

August 2018: It's a pretty good drive. After 19,264 hours it's still going strong. For the ~$50 I payed for it, it's pretty good. It outlived a lot of other components in my system. UPDATE March 2020: It's still chugging along at 23,526 hours. I'm surprised it made it this far, and am just waiting for it to die now :P


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