Average Bench: 92.4% (17th of 1015)

more Based on 484,170 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000DM010-2EP102, ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM010-2DM162, ST1000DM010-2FR10C, 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]


Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) averaged just 7.5% 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 166MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 62.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 76.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.49MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 484,170 samples)
Min Avg Max
97 Read 166 203
66.8 Write 145 192
49.2 Mixed 76.1 86
85.1 SusWrite 157 199
99.2% 136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.81 1
1 4K Write 1.49 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
144% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 193 196 201 203 203 MB/s
Read 203
Write 116
Mixed 83.2
SusWrite 199
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.1 MB/s
925GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 178 182 181 180 182 MB/s
Read 180
Write 175
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 180
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.07 MB/s
420GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 162 163 162 163 163 MB/s
Read 169
Write 84.8
Mixed 82.1
SusWrite 162
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
788GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 154 173 116 102 116 MB/s
Read 178
Write 188
Mixed 81
SusWrite 142
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
783GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 158 161 182 166 181 MB/s
Read 127
Write 172
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 160
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
112% 0.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,259,994 HDDs tested.


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Typical Barracuda 1TB (2016) Builds (Compare 30,177 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop 59%
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K - $64

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $350

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

Added 3 years ago.


21 months ago.

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


10 months ago.

my hdd is wd blue 1tb but saegate is win


6 months ago.

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


3 years ago.


23 months ago.



8 months ago.

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


13 months ago.

Good :)


19 months ago.

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


15 months ago.

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


13 months ago.



6 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.


5 months ago.

still dose the job in 2019

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