SeagateST1000DM010
WDWD2003FZEX

Release date: Q3 2016.

Release date: Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 681,067 user samples
601,861 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 929GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 90GB free (System drive)
Poor: 56% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 19th / 1015
79,206 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 59% 2TB free
Poor: 59% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
91.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
86.5 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
165 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
151 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
145 MB/s 156 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+8%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.81 MB/s 0.92 MB/s Faster random read.
+14%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.49 MB/s 3.03 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+103%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
76.7 MB/s 85.1 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+11%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.73 MB/s 0.98 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+34%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
155 MB/s +3% 150 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
202 MB/s +5% 193 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
193 MB/s 204 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+6%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+10%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.7 MB/s 3.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+100%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
85.9 MB/s 105 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+22%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+22%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
200 MB/s +2% 196 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 31,164,480 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
5.23 % Hugely higher market share.
+906%
0.52 %
Value
Value For Money
42.9 % Better value.
+23%
35 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
109 % Much more popular.
+51%
72 %
Price
Price (score)
$43 Much cheaper.
+57%
$99
Age
Newest
49 Months Much more recent.
+42%
84 Months
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 2TB
ADVERTISEMENT

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]

MORE DETAILS

This is the current version (2013) of Western Digital's best performing, Black, consumer storage drive. A comparison between the 2013 and 2010 versions shows that core real world performance has improved by around 15%. The 38 month old 2010 FAEX Black is also slightly more expensive at the moment, probably because retailers are slowly running out of stock. With average sequential read/write speeds of 150 MB/s and read/write 4k speeds of 0.8/2.9 MB/s the 2013 2TB WD Black has a solid performance profile but it's slightly overpriced. There is better value available amongst other drives in the group test[Jan '14 HDrivePro]

MORE DETAILS

Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2020 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]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $299Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $43
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback