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SeagateST1000DM010

Release date: Q1 2010.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 297,926 user samples
118,973 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 908GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 261GB free
Poor: 34% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 233rd / 1010
178,953 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 212GB free (System drive)
Poor: 66% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
56.1 % 96 % Much faster effective speed.
+71%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
103 MB/s 172 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+67%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
95.4 MB/s 149 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+56%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1 MB/s Faster random read.
+23%
0.81 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.16 MB/s Much faster random write.
+41%
1.53 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
78.8 MB/s +3% 76.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.88 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+17%
0.75 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
92.3 MB/s 163 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+77%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
139 MB/s 203 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+46%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
125 MB/s 194 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+55%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.4 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+40%
1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.7 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+50%
1.8 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
111 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+29%
86 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+22%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
126 MB/s 201 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+60%
Market Share
Based on 15,013,181 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.88 % 3.6 % Hugely higher market share.
+309%
Value
Value For Money
23 % 64.1 % Hugely better value.
+178%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 105 % Hugely more popular.
+84%
Price
Price (score)
$70 $43 Much cheaper.
+39%
Age
Newest
108 Months 29 Months Much more recent.
+73%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 1TB
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The WD Black (2010) is not a great performer, at least not in today's market. With peak sequential read/writes of 162/129 MB/s the Black lags particularly at writing. In terms of small file random 4K performance things are a little better with peak read/writes of 1.21/2.7 MB/s but these figures still lag the current group leaders and place the 2010 version of the WD Black well below average. A direct comparison to the 2012 WD Blue shows that the newer Blue not only outperforms on nearly every single benchmark but also costs less. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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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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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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