Average Bench: 91.8% (28th of 1010)

more Based on 84,292 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000DM010-2EP102, ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM010-2DM162, ST1000DM010-2DM1, ST1000DM ST1000DM010-2DM1, ST1000DM ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM 010-2DM162

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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Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) averaged just 8.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.73MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 164MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 62.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 74.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.47MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 84,292 samples)
Min Avg Max
79 Read 164 204
63.3 Write 144 192
45.8 Mixed 74.5 85.8
79.5 SusWrite 156 201
98.4% 135 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.79 1
0.9 4K Write 1.47 1.7
0.4 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
141% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 200 195 199 199 199 MB/s
Read 199
Write 186
Mixed 86
SusWrite 198
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.07 MB/s
562GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 177 176 172 175 176 MB/s
Read 176
Write 170
Mixed 70.6
SusWrite 175
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
153% 1.13 MB/s
573GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 176 179 177 179 179 MB/s
Read 174
Write 114
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 177
101% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.03 MB/s
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 152 155 170 172 172 MB/s
Read 172
Write 150
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 161
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
279GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 129 128 128 128 128 MB/s
Read 164
Write 170
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 128
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 1TB (2016) Builds (Compare 2,291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

System: Dell Inspiron 5675

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $190

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 Comments

Versatile, fast, dependable. The fiercest drive you've ever met....

Added 18 months ago.

Good

3 months ago.

----------------------------------------------------------------------- CrystalDiskMark 5.2.0 x64 (C) 2007-2016 hiyohiyo Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- * MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s] * KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 204.849 MB/s Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 197.756 MB/s Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1.605 MB/s [ 391.8 IOPS] Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1.622 MB/s [ 396.0 IOPS] Sequential Read (T= 1) : 204.048 MB/s Sequential Write (T= 1) : 202.781 MB/s Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 0.644 MB/s [ 157.2 IOPS] Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 1.592 MB/s [ 388.7 IOPS] Test : 1024 MiB [S: 0.0% (0.2/931.5 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec] Date : 2017/07/21 19:15:54 OS : Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 14393] (x64)


Excellent

3 months ago.

its extremely reliable, been 4 years and its still holding my steam library


Good

17 months ago.


Terrible

25 days ago.

slow


Good

6 months ago.

This hard drive has never done me any wrong. Well over a year as a backup drive and no issues. Decent buy for the price point.


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