Average Bench: 94.4% (12th of 1010)

more Based on 165,158 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 5.6% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 169MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 54.6%. 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 76.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.51MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 165,158 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 Read 169 204
70.1 Write 145 194
58.4 Mixed 76.4 86
90.8 SusWrite 160 199
101% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.82 1.01
1.1 4K Write 1.51 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
146% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
910GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 178 184 184 183 183 MB/s
Read 184
Write 182
Mixed 85
SusWrite 179
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.17 MB/s
527GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 181 180 181 183 183 MB/s
Read 166
Write 166
Mixed 86.4
SusWrite 181
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1 MB/s
927GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 167 169 170 171 171 MB/s
Read 172
Write 169
Mixed 68.3
SusWrite 170
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.13 MB/s
615GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 157 162 176 182 181 MB/s
Read 162
Write 160
Mixed 74.1
SusWrite 169
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1 MB/s
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 57 60 75 87 82 MB/s
Read 44.2
Write 74
Mixed 41
SusWrite 69.6
42% 57.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.67 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 1TB (2016) Builds (Compare 3,828 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
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: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $175

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 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

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25 days ago.

Much better gaming performance than Toshiba and WD HDD.


Good

25 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)


Excellent

2 months ago.

Big unit


Good

5 months ago.

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


Terrible

21 days ago.

my hdd is wd blue 1tb but saegate is win


Excellent

21 days ago.

me encanto


Good

24 months ago.


Terrible

7 months ago.

slow


Good

3 months ago.

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


Good

13 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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