Average Bench: 99.6% (10th of 1010)

more Based on 72,181 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 0.3% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 176MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) is 50.5%. 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 78.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 72,181 samples)
Min Avg Max
120 Read 176 205
95.3 Write 146 187
59.4 Mixed 78.3 88.2
95.6 SusWrite 172 204
104% 143 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.68 0.8
1.3 4K Write 1.6 1.8
0.52 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
140% 1.01 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: 209 208 209 211 208 210 MB/s
Read 204
Write 155
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 209
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 184 188 189 189 190 MB/s
Read 202
Write 199
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 188
123% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 190 191 193 193 193 MB/s
Read 190
Write 151
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 192
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 189 189 190 189 190 MB/s
Read 185
Write 157
Mixed 83.4
SusWrite 189
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
989GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 96 85 122 161 175 MB/s
Read 162
Write 162
Mixed 78.7
SusWrite 121
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
114% 0.93 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Sep '16
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EbayUS $602 mins
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 12,905 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $117

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $774

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 Comments

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

Added 18 months ago.

Terrible

1 month ago.

slow


Average

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

love the load speed and mass storage for games


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