Average Bench: 94.8% (13th of 1015)

more Based on 197,330 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000DM010-2EP102, ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM010-2DM162, ST1000DM010-2DM1, ST1000DM ST1000DM010-2DM1, ST1000DM ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM 010-2DM162

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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Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) averaged just 5.2% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 169MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 60%. 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 76.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.51MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 197,330 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.9 Read 169 205
63.5 Write 145 191
54.1 Mixed 76.3 86.4
85.9 SusWrite 162 202
101% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.81 1
1.1 4K Write 1.51 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
144% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
580GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 169 173 171 174 167 MB/s
Read 182
Write 179
Mixed 80
SusWrite 172
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.03 MB/s
435GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 173 173 173 173 173 MB/s
Read 156
Write 97.1
Mixed 81.6
SusWrite 172
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
218GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 142 144 144 144 143 MB/s
Read 169
Write 170
Mixed 85.8
SusWrite 144
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.07 MB/s
656GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 116 120 119 115 122 MB/s
Read 98
Write 128
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 111
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Sep '16
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EbayUS $457 hrs
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Typical Barracuda 1TB (2016) Builds (Compare 26,306 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $629

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 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

Poor

1 month ago.

----------------------------------------------------------------------- CrystalDiskMark 5.2.0 x64 (C) 2007-2016 hiyohiyo Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- * MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s] * KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 204.849 MB/s Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 197.756 MB/s Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1.605 MB/s [ 391.8 IOPS] Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1.622 MB/s [ 396.0 IOPS] Sequential Read (T= 1) : 204.048 MB/s Sequential Write (T= 1) : 202.781 MB/s Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 0.644 MB/s [ 157.2 IOPS] Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 1.592 MB/s [ 388.7 IOPS] Test : 1024 MiB [S: 0.0% (0.2/931.5 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec] Date : 2017/07/21 19:15:54 OS : Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 14393] (x64)


Good

7 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

my hdd is wd blue 1tb but saegate is win


Good

2 years ago.


Terrible

10 months ago.

slow


Excellent

5 days ago.

Good :)


Good

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

5 days ago.

Excellent


Good

15 months 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.


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