Seagate BarraCuda Pro 14 TB ST14000DM001 HDD

Seagate BarraCuda Pro 14 TB ST14000DM001 HDD Review

  1. About the BarraCuda Pro 14TB HDD...
  2. How its tested??
  3. AS SSD Benchmark
  4. ATTO Benchmark
  5. Futuremark Benchmark
  6. AIDA64 Disk Access Test
  7. IOMETER Benchmark
  8. Transfer Tests
  9. Concluding Remarks
  10. Online Purchase Links

Disclosure: The Barracuda Pro 14 TB ST14000DM001 is loaned by Seagate for review purpose.

About the Barracuda Pro HDD Lineups…

The BarraCuda Pro lineups of mechanical HDDs cater to home to prosumer usage, with two-year data recovery cover and a 5-year warranty. Seagate states the following are BarraCuda Pro’s best use case:

  • Desktop or all-in-one PCs
  • Home servers
  • Creative pros systems
  • Entry-level direct-attached storage devices (DAS)

About these DAS units…

Aftermarket DAS is a market not many are picking up, yet. But it does make sense to have such HDDs for such purpose. The Barracuda Pro drives are 7,200 RPM spindle drives with up to 256 MB Cache depending on the capacity and max transfer rate up to 220 MB/s and rated power consumption of 6.8 watts on any of its Barracuda Pro HDDs.

Provided recovery program woes

Seagate’s included recovery coverage is dependent on the service agency. This issue also applies on WD as they couldn’t confirm this support for its Red Pro NAS HDDs. It doesn’t absolve either of them since the pricing of this is included with the drive. Irrespective of the manufacturer, if it is an advertised feature and sold locally, it has to provide that official support.

Storage Capacity

What I am reviewing is the Seagate BarraCuda Pro ST14000DM001 HDD, a 14 TB drive which has a spindle of eight discs and 256MB buffer. This is the largest storage capacity drive you can get your hands on.


Specifications 14 TB
Standard Model Numbers
Bytes per Sector 512
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
SATA Transfer Rates Supported (Gb/s) 6.0/3.0/1.5
Max. Sustained Transfer Rate OD


Cache, Multi-segmented (MB) 256
Reliability/Data Integrity
Load/Unload Cycles 300,000
Non-recoverable Read Errors per Bits

Read, Max

1 per 10E15
Power-On Hours per Year (24×7) 8,760
Data Recovery and Rescue Services Yes
1 Workload Rate Limit (TB/year) 300
Limited Warranty (years) 5
Power Management
Startup Power (A) 2
Operating Mode, Typical (W) 6.9
Idling Average (W) 4.9 W
Standby Mode/Sleep Mode, Typical (W) 0.8/0.8
Operating (ambient, min) 0°C
Operating (drive case, max) 60°C
Non-operating (ambient) -40°C – 70°C
Halogen-free Yes
RoHS compliance Yes
Height (mm/in, max) 26.11 mm/1.028 in
Width (mm/in, max) 101.85 mm/4.01 in
Depth (mm/in, max) 146.99 mm/5.787 in
Weight (lb/g) 690 g/1.521 lb
Carton Unit Quantity 20
Cartons per Pallet / Cartons per Layer 40/8

These mechanical HDD weights are very relevant now since newer PC cases with HDD/SSD cages are either concealed, usually hidden away in a corner or behind the motherboard tray with little to no direct active airflow. The Seagate BarraCuda Pro 14TB is rated to weigh at 690 grams. Those vertical clamps need to be strong. Unfortunately, some PC makers may oversee this.

Internal Sub-Components

The Seagate BarraCuda Pro 14 TB ST14000DM001 HDD uses a cache from Nanya. I cannot find out the controller and motor controller’s make since the thermal pads are tightly pressed and usually tears around its IHS when removed.

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