Average Bench: 93% (15th of 984)

more Based on 48,132 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 6.9% 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 170MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 134MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 35.5%. 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 1.52MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 48,132 samples)
Min Avg Max
130 Read 170 196
118 Write 155 186
84.3 Mixed 134 164
114% 153 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.38 4K Read 0.82 1.03
0.94 4K Write 1.52 1.8
0.18 4K Mixed 0.27 0.33
92.3% 0.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 197
Write 188
Mixed 153
134% 179 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.3
106% 0.99 MB/s
286GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 193
Write 183
Mixed 150
131% 175 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.23
86% 0.89 MB/s
463GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 171
Write 158
Mixed 133
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.29
89% 0.84 MB/s
199GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 156
Write 148
Mixed 140
112% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.24
70% 0.7 MB/s
474GB free
Firmware: CC43
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 147
Write 142
Mixed 128
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.31
84% 0.77 MB/s
622GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 159
Write 119
Mixed 104
95% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 0.58
4K Mixed 0.22
69% 0.54 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 114
Write 112
Mixed 101
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.28
96% 0.87 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 1TB (2016) Builds (Compare 10,211 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $94

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $822

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 Comments

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

Added 13 months ago.

Good

1 month ago.

Works like a charm


Good

12 days 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 green


Good

15 days ago.

ok


Good

12 months ago.


Good

1 month 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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