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SeagateST1000DM010

Release date: Q4 2012.

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Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 262,745 user samples
1,998 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 48% 3TB free
Poor: 48% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 120th / 1015
260,747 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 84GB free (System drive)
Poor: 59% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
73.4 % 94.4 % Faster effective speed.
+29%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
132 MB/s 169 MB/s Faster read speed.
+28%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
125 MB/s 143 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+14%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.79 MB/s 0.82 MB/s +4%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.18 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+109%
1.52 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
85 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+10%
77 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.99 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+32%
0.75 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
124 MB/s 160 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+29%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
164 MB/s 206 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+26%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
153 MB/s 194 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+27%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1 MB/s 1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+106%
1.8 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
106 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+23%
86.5 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+33%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
156 MB/s 202 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+29%
Market Share
Based on 19,214,561 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 4.08 % Insanely higher market share.
+20,300%
Value
Value For Money
25.3 % 47.2 % Hugely better value.
+87%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 108 % Hugely more popular.
+93%
Price
Price (score)
$232 $40 Hugely cheaper.
+83%
Age
Newest
81 Months 35 Months Much more recent.
+57%
Capacity
Capacity
4TB 1TB
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I don't understand the pricing on this drive, on the face of it, it looks seriously overpriced. Although the Black has a marginal speed advantage compared to a 3TB Barracuda, one 4TB Caviar Black costs more than two 3TB Barracudas! I have only seen benchmarks from 3 user samples for the 4TB 2012 Black so I will re-visit this recap over the coming months by which time I should have a better sample size. Additional samples may indicate far better performance than I have seen so far. [Aug '13 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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