Average Bench: 96.5% (8th of 984)

more Based on 38,462 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 3.4% 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 153MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 177MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) is 33.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.21MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.65MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,462 samples)
Min Avg Max
140 Read 177 200
118 Write 160 186
101 Mixed 153 177
123% 163 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.38 4K Read 0.65 0.8
1.14 4K Write 1.51 1.79
0.15 4K Mixed 0.21 0.25
78% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 194
Write 179
Mixed 175
137% 182 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.19
82% 0.83 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 183
Write 162
Mixed 165
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.41
4K Mixed 0.15
66% 0.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,811,288 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $6011 mins
NeweggUS $6012 hrs
EbayUS $6715 mins
BHPhotoUS $703 months
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 9,893 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,364

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 Comments

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

Added 13 months ago.

Good

3 months ago.

Runs perfect!


Terrible

3 months ago.

c


Average

22 days ago.

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


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $285Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $185SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $975SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $206SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
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