Average Bench: 98.2% (10th of 1010)

more Based on 85,139 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000DM006-2DM164, Seagate ST2000DM006-2DM1, ST2000DM006, ST2000DM 006-2DM164, ST2000DM006-2DM1, ST2000DM006-2DM, ST2000DM ST2000DM006-2DM1

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) averaged just 1.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.75MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 172MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) is 56.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 77.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 85,139 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.2 Read 172 205
86.3 Write 143 185
54.9 Mixed 77.2 87.2
98.8 SusWrite 170 206
103% 141 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.68 0.8
1.4 4K Write 1.61 1.9
0.6 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
142% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 193 193 196 194 192 MB/s
Read 187
Write 142
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 193
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 169 160 180 188 186 MB/s
Read 200
Write 190
Mixed 75.2
SusWrite 169
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 116 116 115 115 115 MB/s
Read 196
Write 156
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 116
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
417GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 140 137 89 98 114 MB/s
Read 117
Write 93.9
Mixed 62.9
SusWrite 120
72% 98.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 14,462 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $116

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $762

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 Comments

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

Added 20 months ago.

Terrible

2 months ago.

slow


Average

7 months ago.

Good capacity for that price, but it does a little bit clapping when under load.


Excellent

5 months ago.

love the load speed and mass storage for games


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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
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