Average Bench: 93.5% (19th of 1010)

more Based on 102,941 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 6.4% 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 167MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 59%. 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 75MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.49MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 102,941 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.4 Read 167 205
65.5 Write 148 195
52 Mixed 75 85.7
87.3 SusWrite 159 200
100% 137 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.8 1
1 4K Write 1.49 1.8
0.44 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
142% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
746GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 198 199 199 197 198 MB/s
Read 194
Write 187
Mixed 76
SusWrite 196
119% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
519GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 181 183 182 184 182 MB/s
Read 188
Write 170
Mixed 81
SusWrite 182
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
727GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 150 126 173 181 174 MB/s
Read 178
Write 180
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 155
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
783GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 152 150 178 156 165 MB/s
Read 97.3
Write 53
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 148
68% 92.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 1TB (2016) Builds (Compare 2,874 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 57%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

System: Dell Inspiron 5675

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $180

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 Comments

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

Added 21 months ago.

Good

13 days 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)


Average

2 months ago.

Kinda works, but will freeze and crash for stupid reasons.


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

20 months ago.


Terrible

3 months ago.

slow


Good

9 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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