Average Bench: 92.9% (11th of 1015)

more Based on 1,040,019 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000DM010-2EP102, ST1000DM010-2EF102, ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM010-2DM162, ST1000DM010-2DM1, ST1000DM ST1000DM010-2DM1, ST1000DM010-1EP102, ST1000DM ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM 010-2DM162, ST1000DM010-1SD102, ST1000DM010-2FR10C, ST1000DM010-2DT166, ST1000DM 010-2FR10C, ST1000DM010-2EF1

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]

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) averaged just 7.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.72MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 166MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 53.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.51MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,040,019 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 166 202
64.5 Write 142 190
62.3 Mixed 77 85.8
93.8 SusWrite 158 198
99.2% 136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.82 1
1.2 4K Write 1.51 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
142% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
697GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 190 194 194 193 193 MB/s
Read 188
Write 181
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 188
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
614GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 162 164 166 167 166 MB/s
Read 177
Write 170
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 165
105% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
149% 1.1 MB/s
643GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 155 155 159 155 163 MB/s
Read 161
Write 52.7
Mixed 67
SusWrite 157
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.1 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 107 106 109 111 111 MB/s
Read 102
Write 97
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 108
70% 94.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $50 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 1TB (2016) Builds (Compare 71,545 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 47%
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Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $70

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 Comments

Versatile, fast, dependable. The fiercest drive you've ever met...

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

17 months ago.

I like it thats why i like it, u should like it too because it so good!!


Good

3 months ago.

my hdd is wd blue 1tb but saegate is win


Average

12 months ago.

Good for storing large files like videos, music, etc. Though get WD Blue for OS or Games (smaller fragmented files) as it is much better at random IO. The Barracuda performs 12% better than the WD Blue for sequential IO but the WD Blue is 90% faster at 4k random which is very important especially for program files...


Good

4 years ago.


Terrible

16 months ago.

fast but has not a small percentage of marriage


Terrible

3 years ago.

slow


Excellent

2 years ago.

40 dollars for a hard drive that can do 200mb per second


Excellent

2 years ago.

Good :)


Good

3 years ago.

It's good, but for an extra $15, go for the 2TB


Excellent

2 years ago.

Very nice drives for mass storage, games, music and more!!


Excellent

2 years ago.

Excellent


Excellent

2 years ago.

Have several and all are working perfectly. Ditched the WD Blue 1tb.


Good

3 years ago.

This hard drive has never done me any wrong. Well over a year as a backup drive and no issues. Decent buy for the price point.


Good

23 months ago.

still dose the job in 2019


Excellent

3 months ago.

Have been using this for a few years, recently bought the 2TB version. Never had any trouble with it, fast downloads.


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