Average Bench: 95.1% (10th of 1015)

more Based on 289,590 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]

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Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) averaged just 4.8% 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 170MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 55.2%. 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 76.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.52MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 289,590 samples)
Min Avg Max
100 Read 170 204
67.1 Write 146 192
54.3 Mixed 76.6 85.9
85.5 SusWrite 162 202
101% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.81 1
1 4K Write 1.52 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%
857GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 193 194 195 194 195 MB/s
Read 191
Write 137
Mixed 84
SusWrite 193
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
788GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 188 188 185 185 180 MB/s
Read 185
Write 177
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 185
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
823GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 127 132 145 140 139 MB/s
Read 136
Write 120
Mixed 72
SusWrite 128
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.83 MB/s
296GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 124 126 119 125 137 MB/s
Read 138
Write 156
Mixed 77.3
SusWrite 124
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Sep '16
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $547

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 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

Poor

8 months 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

13 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

my hdd is wd blue 1tb but saegate is win


Good

2 years ago.


Terrible

16 months ago.

slow


Excellent

21 days ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

Good :)


Good

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

Excellent


Good

21 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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