Average Bench: 58.1% (218th of 1015)

more Based on 271,264 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM002-1BD142, ST500DM002-1ER14C, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1SB10, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1BD14, ST500DM002-1ER14, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1BC14, ST500DM0 02, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1BD1, ST500DM0 02-9YN14C, ST500DM002-1BD1, ST500DM0 02-1BD142, ST500DM002-1BD14, ST500DM002-1BC14, ST500DM0 02-1ER14C, ST500DM002-1CH14C, ST500DM002-1BC142, Seagate ST500DM002-1BD14, ST500DM002-1SB10A, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1ER14, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-9YN14, ST500DM0 02-1CH14C, ST500DM002-9YN14C, ST500DM0 02-1BC142, ST500DM002-1SB10, ST500DM0 02-1SB10A, ST500DM002-9YN14, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1CH14

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB averaged 41.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.63MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB is 51.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 54.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.25MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 271,264 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.6 Read 105 136
37.9 Write 100 131
22 Mixed 54.1 67.5
40.4 SusWrite 97.5 133
65.3% 89.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.63 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.25 1.93
0.3 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
130% 0.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
421GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 132 130 126 128 131 MB/s
Read 120
Write 123
Mixed 62.5
SusWrite 130
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
336GB free
Firmware: HP73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 127 128 127 128 129 MB/s
Read 118
Write 73.5
Mixed 58.2
SusWrite 128
69% 94.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.8 MB/s
409GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 61 108 110 115 112 MB/s
Read 128
Write 126
Mixed 63.9
SusWrite 97.3
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
337GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 73 95 107 114 71 MB/s
Read 77.7
Write 45
Mixed 40
SusWrite 87.4
46% 62.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.77 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,065,441 HDDs tested.


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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 500GB Builds (Compare 8,044 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
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Desktop 54%
Workstation 20%

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $127

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