Seagate BarraCuda Pro ST12000DM0007 12TB Review (Page 5 of 10)

Page 5 - Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark

About Crystal Disk Mark

- Measure sequential reads/writes speed
- Measure random 512KB, 4KB, 4KB (Queue Depth=32) reads/writes speed
- Select test data (Random, 0Fill, 1Fill)

From: Developer's Page

Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 is in the spotlight. Crystal Disk Mark is an important benchmark, because it tests the input/output operations per second capability of the storage device. As you can see in our charts above, compared against a few select drives; namely, hard drives from HGST, Seagate, and Western Digital, the 7,200RPM Seagate BarraCuda Pro 12TB performed exceptionally well. For a drive of this caliber, these results were excellent, as it really shone against the near-enterprise grade Western Digital drives. Its 4K and 4K QD32 write performance was obviously no match against the workload optimized Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD V.5 either, but the BarraCuda Pro posted class leading results in these areas compared to other mechanical disks, often by a significant margin. The only thing I was disappointed in was the BarraCuda Pro 12TB's performance was slightly reduced compared to the 10TB model in 4K and 4K QD32 read. Generally speaking, the Seagate BarraCuda Pro ST12000DM0007 12TB was near the top, if not at the top, in most of the tests, along with the IronWolf 12TB and IronWolf Pro 12TB. I will let you take a look at the results in our comparison graphs above.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Features, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. Conclusion