Average Bench: 92.7% (19th of 1002)

more Based on 67,198 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000DM010-2EP102, ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM010-2DM162, ST1000DM010-2DM1, ST1000DM ST1000DM010-2DM1, ST1000DM ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM 010-2DM162

The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST1000DM010) has an impressive performance profile. With Sequential read/writes averaging 173 and 159 MBps respectively, the Barracuda can make short work of even moderately large backups. The small file (4K) performance profile is less impressive but still adequate with average read/writes coming in at 0.87 and 1.53 MBps respectively. For use as OS drives, rotational disks are quickly loosing market share to SSDs which offer orders of magnitude faster 4k read/write speeds. On the other hand cheap TLC based SSDs often have slower sustained write speeds than their rotational counterparts. Reasonably good overall performance can be achieved by using a TLC SSD to host the OS and a larger rotational drive such as the Barracuda for backups and media files. Larger capacity variants of this drive offer both better performance and better value for money. [Feb '17 HDrivePro]

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Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) averaged just 7.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 168MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 135MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 36%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.53MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 67,198 samples)
Min Avg Max
127 Read 168 196
115 Write 155 184
90.9 Mixed 135 165
115% 153 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.81 1.04
1.03 4K Write 1.53 1.8
0.18 4K Mixed 0.27 0.34
92.5% 0.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
855GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 187
Write 166
Mixed 145
124% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.31
103% 0.94 MB/s
663GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 186
Write 167
Mixed 147
125% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.31
99% 0.94 MB/s
288GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 181
Write 165
Mixed 150
124% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.29
96% 0.91 MB/s
705GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 179
Write 156
Mixed 150
121% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.17
64% 0.66 MB/s
813GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 177
Write 157
Mixed 143
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.32
95% 0.89 MB/s
518GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 168
Write 160
Mixed 153
121% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.33
108% 0.97 MB/s
806GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 137
Write 137
Mixed 125
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.26
87% 0.81 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 115
Write 130
Mixed 108
88% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.27
89% 0.81 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 1TB (2016) Builds (Compare 2,140 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

System: Dell Inspiron 5675

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $235

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 Comments

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

Added 17 months ago.

Good

2 months ago.

----------------------------------------------------------------------- CrystalDiskMark 5.2.0 x64 (C) 2007-2016 hiyohiyo Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- * MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s] * KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 204.849 MB/s Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 197.756 MB/s Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1.605 MB/s [ 391.8 IOPS] Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1.622 MB/s [ 396.0 IOPS] Sequential Read (T= 1) : 204.048 MB/s Sequential Write (T= 1) : 202.781 MB/s Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 0.644 MB/s [ 157.2 IOPS] Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 1.592 MB/s [ 388.7 IOPS] Test : 1024 MiB [S: 0.0% (0.2/931.5 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec] Date : 2017/07/21 19:15:54 OS : Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 14393] (x64)


Excellent

3 months ago.

its extremely reliable, been 4 years and its still holding my steam library


Good

16 months ago.


Terrible

1 day ago.

slow


Good

5 months ago.

This hard drive has never done me any wrong. Well over a year as a backup drive and no issues. Decent buy for the price point.


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