Real World Speed
Performance profile from 25,660 user samples
5,556 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 43% 805GB free
Poor: 43% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 133rd / 984
20,104 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 816GB free
Poor: 73% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
67.7 % -38% 93.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+38%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
121 MB/s -40% 170 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+40%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
115 MB/s -37% 157 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+37%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.67 MB/s -24% 0.83 MB/s Faster random read.
+24%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.92 MB/s Faster random write.
+24%
1.55 MB/s -24%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
107 MB/s -30% 139 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+30%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.23 MB/s -22% 0.28 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+22%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
157 MB/s -27% 199 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+27%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
150 MB/s -24% 186 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+24%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.92 MB/s -13% 1.04 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+13%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.43 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+31%
1.85 MB/s -31%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
141 MB/s -21% 170 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+21%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.29 MB/s -17% 0.34 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+17%
Market Share
Based on 5,728,904 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % -1,691% 1.97 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,691%
Value
Value For Money
57.2 % -5% 59.8 % +5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % -81% 96 % Hugely more popular.
+81%
Price
Price (score)
$136 -67% $45 Much cheaper.
+67%
Age
Newest
49 Months -73% 13 Months Much more recent.
+73%
Capacity
Capacity
4TB 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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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2017 HDD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer Hard Drive comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by cost per GB to yield value for money. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. Share your opinion by voting. [HDrivePro]

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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
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Intel Core i7-7700K $300Nvidia GTX 1070 $390Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $491Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $222Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $163SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $842SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $157SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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