Toshiba
SeagateST1000DM010

Release date: Q1 2013.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 172,994 user samples
75,156 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 48% 132GB free (System drive)
Poor: 48% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 1010
97,838 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 361GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
85.9 % 93.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
152 MB/s 169 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+11%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
154 MB/s +5% 147 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1 MB/s Faster random read.
+23%
0.81 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.01 MB/s Much faster random write.
+34%
1.5 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
32.1 MB/s 75.5 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+135%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.59 MB/s 0.74 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+25%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
147 MB/s 158 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+7%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
193 MB/s 204 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
194 MB/s 194 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.2 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+20%
1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.4 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+41%
1.7 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
53.5 MB/s 86.2 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+61%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 0.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+12%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
191 MB/s 202 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 11,224,549 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.29 % 3 % Hugely higher market share.
+133%
Value
Value For Money
83.7 % Much better value.
+40%
59.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 102 % Much more popular.
+70%
Price
Price (score)
$59 $45 Cheaper.
+24%
Age
Newest
68 Months 24 Months Much more recent.
+65%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 1TB
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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST1000DM010) has an impressive performance profile. With Sequential read/writes averaging 173 and 159 MBps respectively, the Barracuda can make short work of even moderately large backups. The small file (4K) performance profile is less impressive but still adequate with average read/writes coming in at 0.87 and 1.53 MBps respectively. For use as OS drives, rotational disks are quickly loosing market share to SSDs which offer orders of magnitude faster 4k read/write speeds. On the other hand cheap TLC based SSDs often have slower sustained write speeds than their rotational counterparts. Reasonably good overall performance can be achieved by using a TLC SSD to host the OS and a larger rotational drive such as the Barracuda for backups and media files. Larger capacity variants of this drive offer both better performance and better value for money. [Feb '17 HDrivePro]

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