SeagateST1000DM010
WDWD10EZEX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 4,225,152 user samples
1,120,098 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 914GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 513GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1015
3,105,054 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 916GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 59GB free
Poor: 52% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
92.3 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
83.4 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
164 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
155 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
144 MB/s +3% 140 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.82 MB/s 1.19 MB/s Much faster random read.
+45%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.51 MB/s 2.47 MB/s Much faster random write.
+64%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
77.2 MB/s 89.3 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+16%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.71 MB/s 1.07 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+51%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
158 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+17%
135 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
199 MB/s 202 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
189 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+7%
177 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1 MB/s 1.5 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+50%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.7 MB/s 3 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+76%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
85.9 MB/s 113 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+32%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+33%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
199 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+8%
185 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 53,565,028 HDDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
7.59 % 14.2 % Hugely higher market share.
+87%
Value
Value For Money
47.3 % 74.2 % Much better value.
+57%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
64 %
Price
Price (score)
$39 $22 Much cheaper.
+42%
Age
Newest
94 Months Much more recent.
+35%
145 Months
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 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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This is the latest version of Western Digital's mid-range Blue drive. At only one year of age this drive is relatively new and the performance figures reflect this. With maximum sequential speeds of 180 MB/s (both read and write) the Blue is amongst the faster drives currently available and in terms of real world performance it beats its predecessor the 2010 Blue (WD10EALS) by around 18%. The 2012 Blue has a single 1TB platter which combined with its 7200 rotation speed allows for above average performance across the board. In terms of value for money a larger capacity drive will nearly always be a better choice but within the 1TB category as a system drive, the 2012 Blue is a very reasonable, if not the best, option. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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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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