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SeagateST1000DM010
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 868,528 user samples
529 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 57% 3.5TB free
Poor: 57% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 55th / 1015
867,999 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 929GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 634GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
84.2 % 92.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
152 MB/s 165 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
140 MB/s 146 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.88 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+9%
0.81 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.05 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+101%
1.52 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
93.1 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+22%
76.4 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.02 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+42%
0.72 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
142 MB/s 156 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+10%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
184 MB/s 199 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
167 MB/s 189 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+13%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+10%
1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.6 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+100%
1.8 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
113 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+32%
85.8 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
171 MB/s 199 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+16%
Market Share
Based on 39,677,150 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 6.21 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
29.4 % 41 % Much better value.
+39%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 68 % More popular.
+28%
Price
Price (score)
$229 $45 Hugely cheaper.
+80%
Age
Newest
84 Months 58 Months Much more recent.
+31%
Capacity
Capacity
4TB 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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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2021 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]

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