Average Bench: 95.2% (14th of 1002)

more Based on 52,641 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 4.8% 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. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 154MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 174MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) is 37.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.65MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 52,641 samples)
Min Avg Max
129 Read 174 200
117 Write 158 184
109 Mixed 154 177
122% 162 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.38 4K Read 0.65 0.79
1.15 4K Write 1.51 1.79
0.14 4K Mixed 0.2 0.24
77.7% 0.79 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 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 185
Write 184
Mixed 183
139% 184 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.23
87% 0.86 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 184
Write 170
Mixed 167
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.21
86% 0.88 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 187
Write 158
Mixed 159
126% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.16
70% 0.75 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
4KALIGNED
Read 105
Write 106
Mixed 108
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.14
4K Write 0.47
4K Mixed 0.11
26% 0.24 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 11,532 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,354

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 Comments

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

Added 16 months ago.

Average

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

love the load speed and mass storage for games


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