Average Bench: 93.7% (12th of 1014)

more Based on 591,545 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000DM010-2EP102, ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM010-2DM162, ST1000DM010-2FR10C, ST1000DM010-2DM1, ST1000DM ST1000DM010-2DM1, ST1000DM ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM 010-2DM162, 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 6.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.74MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 168MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 51.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 77.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.52MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 591,545 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 Read 168 202
72.9 Write 149 194
62.8 Mixed 77.3 85.7
97 SusWrite 159 199
101% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.82 1
1.2 4K Write 1.52 1.8
0.51 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
145% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
470GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 176 176 178 177 178 MB/s
Read 204
Write 156
Mixed 88.8
SusWrite 176
114% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 186 184 183 185 186 MB/s
Read 192
Write 150
Mixed 83.7
SusWrite 185
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.1 MB/s
701GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 196 196 194 196 197 MB/s
Read 180
Write 129
Mixed 77.1
SusWrite 195
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
160% 1.13 MB/s
322GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 136 134 137 137 137 MB/s
Read 177
Write 66
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 136
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
347GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 157 157 157 157 156 MB/s
Read 150
Write 154
Mixed 84
SusWrite 156
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,011,140 HDDs tested.


Approx. $50 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 1TB (2016) Builds (Compare 32,385 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 50%
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 46%

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $485

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

Added 3 years ago.

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2 days ago.

has=d 2 of these HDD fail within 18 months. They both had less then 7 tbw, and 11 tb read


2 months ago.

its extremely reliable, been 4 years and its still holding my steam library


14 months ago.

my hdd is wd blue 1tb but saegate is win


2 months ago.

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


3 years ago.


2 months ago.

fast but has not a small percentage of marriage


2 years ago.



12 months ago.

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


17 months ago.

Good :)


5 days ago.

This HDD is very good, offering very good performance and reliability while still managing to be cheap!


22 months ago.

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


19 months ago.

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


17 months ago.



10 months ago.

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


2 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.


9 months ago.

still dose the job in 2019

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