Average Bench: 93.1% (15th of 984)

more Based on 27,481 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000DM010-2EP102, ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM010-2DM162, 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 6.8% 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 169MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 135MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 33.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) performs reasonably consistently 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 27,481 samples)
Min Avg Max
132 Read 169 197
115 Write 156 184
91.2 Mixed 135 163
115% 153 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.38 4K Read 0.8 1.03
0.87 4K Write 1.52 1.79
0.19 4K Mixed 0.28 0.34
92.4% 0.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
894GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 197
Write 172
Mixed 149
129% 173 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.26
97% 0.94 MB/s
731GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 186
Write 173
Mixed 150
127% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.25
91% 0.89 MB/s
740GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 185
Write 169
Mixed 171
132% 175 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.29
109% 1.05 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 168
Write 160
Mixed 116
110% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.23
84% 0.84 MB/s
727GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 157
Write 158
Mixed 141
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.27
98% 0.91 MB/s
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Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $80

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

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Excellent

9 days ago.

Works like a charm


Good

2 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)


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its green


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ok


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