Average Bench: 92.9% (23rd of 1010)

more Based on 99,310 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 7.0% 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 168MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 60.1%. 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 75.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.49MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 99,310 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.4 Read 168 204
59.3 Write 145 194
49 Mixed 75.5 86.2
82.8 SusWrite 157 200
99.6% 136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.8 1
1 4K Write 1.49 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
142% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 198 209 208 206 196 MB/s
Read 197
Write 164
Mixed 85.7
SusWrite 202
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
152% 1.23 MB/s
825GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 192 196 193 190 196 MB/s
Read 193
Write 162
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 193
114% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
832GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 184 185 185 186 184 MB/s
Read 185
Write 169
Mixed 85
SusWrite 184
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1 MB/s
493GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 181 182 182 181 179 MB/s
Read 163
Write 174
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 181
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
369GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 107 125 139 142 131 MB/s
Read 158
Write 164
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 124
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Sep '16
EbayUS $4310 hrs
AmazonUS $4510 hrs
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Gaming 57%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

System: Dell Inspiron 5675

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $220

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 Comments

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

Added 20 months ago.

Good

5 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)


Average

1 month ago.

Kinda works, but will freeze and crash for stupid reasons.


Good

15 days ago.

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


Good

19 months ago.


Terrible

3 months ago.

slow


Good

8 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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