Average Bench: 94.6% (14th of 979)

Based on 7,030 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000DM010-2EP102, ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM010-2DM162, ST1000DM ST1000DM010-2EP1

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 5.3% 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. Sequential Read Speed 172MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 137MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 36.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.52MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.28MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,030 samples)
Min Avg Max
132 Read 172 198
116 Write 158 186
88.9 Mixed 137 166
117% 156 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.85 1.04
0.76 4K Write 1.52 1.8
0.18 4K Mixed 0.28 0.34
94.1% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 201
Write 180
Mixed 161
135% 181 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.31
108% 1 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 180
Write 185
Mixed 138
125% 168 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.3
106% 0.99 MB/s
798GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 171
Write 168
Mixed 161
125% 167 MB/s
4K Read 1.05
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.32
112% 1.05 MB/s
919GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 175
Write 160
Mixed 133
116% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.31
108% 1.01 MB/s
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $141

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,070

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