Average Bench: 92.7% (22nd of 995)

more Based on 54,679 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]


Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) averaged just 7.2% 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.


Avg. Sequential Read Speed 168MB/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 36.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.52MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 54,679 samples)
Min Avg Max
126 Read 168 197
114 Write 155 185
91.7 Mixed 135 166
114% 153 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.8 1.03
1.01 4K Write 1.52 1.77
0.18 4K Mixed 0.27 0.33
91.4% 0.86 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
Read 202
Write 195
Mixed 163
140% 187 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.34
111% 1.03 MB/s
771GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 195
Write 180
Mixed 133
126% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.32
104% 0.94 MB/s
865GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 165
Write 184
Mixed 149
124% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.3
103% 0.98 MB/s
489GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 167
Write 153
Mixed 136
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.21
91% 0.92 MB/s
848GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 154
Write 152
Mixed 81.9
96% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.27
88% 0.81 MB/s
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Desktop 74%
Workstation 68%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

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

Added 14 months ago.


2 months ago.

Works like a charm


1 month 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)


4 months ago.

its green


1 month ago.



1 day ago.

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


13 months ago.


2 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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