Average Bench: 95.9% (13th of 995)

more Based on 44,863 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 4.1% 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.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 155MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 175MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) is 36.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


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

Average Bench

(Based on 44,863 samples)
Min Avg Max
128 Read 175 201
119 Write 160 186
105 Mixed 155 178
123% 163 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.38 4K Read 0.65 0.79
1.18 4K Write 1.51 1.79
0.15 4K Mixed 0.2 0.25
77.8% 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
Read 191
Write 194
Mixed 185
143% 190 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.2
84% 0.85 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 179
Write 171
Mixed 169
130% 173 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.23
88% 0.87 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 189
Write 159
Mixed 170
130% 173 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.22
79% 0.79 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 168
Write 147
Mixed 143
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.17
69% 0.74 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,301,097 HDDs tested.


Approx. $70 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 10,454 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 108%
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 73%

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,380

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

Added 14 months ago.


4 days ago.

Runs perfect!


4 months ago.



1 month ago.

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

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Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $335Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $188AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $190SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $931SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $216SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
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