Average Bench: 95.3% (13th of 1002)

more Based on 52,606 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 4.7% 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. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 153MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 174MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) is 36.9%. 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 52,606 samples)
Min Avg Max
128 Read 174 201
116 Write 158 185
107 Mixed 153 178
122% 162 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.38 4K Read 0.65 0.79
1.19 4K Write 1.52 1.8
0.14 4K Mixed 0.2 0.24
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 217
Write 188
Mixed 185
148% 197 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.25
89% 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 203
Write 171
Mixed 176
138% 183 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.25
87% 0.84 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 177
Write 170
Mixed 166
129% 171 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.22
89% 0.91 MB/s
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 157
Mixed 169
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.23
87% 0.87 MB/s
559GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 151
Write 140
Mixed 140
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.17
73% 0.77 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 135
Write 127
Mixed 118
95% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.14
59% 0.63 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 153
Write 96.1
Mixed 114
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.19
82% 0.81 MB/s
391GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 128
Write 118
Mixed 118
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.17
67% 0.7 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 11,022 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $260

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,408

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 Comments

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

Added 15 months ago.

Average

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

26 days ago.

love the load speed and mass storage for games


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