SeagateST1000DM010
SeagateST4000DM005

Release date: Q3 2016.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 177,392 user samples
165,158 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 930GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 121GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1010
12,234 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 128GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 1TB free
Poor: 55% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
94.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
86.5 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
169 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+12%
151 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
145 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+10%
132 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.82 MB/s Faster random read.
+24%
0.66 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.51 MB/s 1.87 MB/s Faster random write.
+24%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
76.4 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+16%
65.9 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.75 MB/s 0.75 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
160 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+7%
150 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
204 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+7%
190 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
194 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+13%
171 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.01 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+26%
0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.8 MB/s 2.3 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+28%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
86 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+9%
79 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
199 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+5%
189 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 14,948,681 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.58 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,138%
0.16 %
Value
Value For Money
63 % 103 % Much better value.
+64%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
106 % Much more popular.
+47%
72 %
Price
Price (score)
$43 Much cheaper.
+55%
$96
Age
Newest
29 Months 29 Months
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 4TB
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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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