Real World Speed
Performance profile from 102,941 user samples
102,941 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 905GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
93.5 % +3% 90.5 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
167 MB/s +4% 160 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
148 MB/s 149 MB/s +0%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.25 MB/s Much faster random read.
+56%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.49 MB/s 2.11 MB/s Much faster random write.
+42%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
75 MB/s 83.3 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+11%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.73 MB/s 0.85 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+17%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
159 MB/s +4% 153 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
205 MB/s +2% 202 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
195 MB/s +2% 192 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1 MB/s 1.75 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+75%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.8 MB/s 2.53 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+41%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
85.7 MB/s 105 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+23%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.02 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+14%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
200 MB/s +2% 197 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 11,836,032 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
103 % Much more popular.
+32%
78.1 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.98 % Slightly higher market share.
+8%
2.76 %
Price
Price (score)
$45 Hugely cheaper.
+156%
115 USD
Value
Value For Money
59.6 % 64.9 % Slightly better value.
+9%
Age
Newest
25 Months Hugely more recent.
+86%
46.6 Months
Capacity
Capacity
1TB   —
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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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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2018 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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