Average Bench: 88.3% (31st of 1015)

more Based on 235,501 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]

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB averaged just 11.7% 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 0.72MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 155MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB is 56.7%. 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 75.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.71MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 235,501 samples)
Min Avg Max
88 Read 152 200
67 Write 127 177
46.3 Mixed 75.6 86.9
93.3 SusWrite 155 200
93.4% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.71 0.9
1 4K Write 1.72 3.11
0.5 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
142% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 197 195 195 198 198 MB/s
Read 194
Write 165
Mixed 90.4
SusWrite 194
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC24
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 187 186 186 187 187 MB/s
Read 188
Write 171
Mixed 82.1
SusWrite 187
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CC29
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 161 161 160 161 160 MB/s
Read 161
Write 126
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 160
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 181 182 181 182 183 MB/s
Read 99.9
Write 64.5
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 178
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
387GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 136 139 138 141 141 MB/s
Read 133
Write 89.2
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 138
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $152 @ launch in Sep '11
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $771

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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 11 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

2 years ago.

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


Good

4 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

3 years ago.

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


Poor

6 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

6 years ago.

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


Poor

6 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

6 years ago.

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


Terrible

6 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

11 years ago.

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Very good

11 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

7 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

9 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

3 years 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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