Average Bench: 92.1% (14th of 1015)

more Based on 867,999 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000DM010-2EP102, ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM010-2DM162, ST1000DM010-2FR10C, ST1000DM010-2DT166, ST1000DM010-2DM1, ST1000DM ST1000DM010-2DM1, ST1000DM 010-2FR10C, ST1000DM ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM 010-2DM162, ST1000DM010-2EF1

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 7.9% 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 0.72MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 165MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 56.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 76.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.52MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 867,999 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 Read 165 199
60.9 Write 146 189
53.8 Mixed 76.4 85.8
84.1 SusWrite 156 199
99.4% 136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.81 1
1.1 4K Write 1.52 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
142% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
734GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 176 176 176 178 176 MB/s
Read 164
Write 170
Mixed 81.9
SusWrite 176
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
128% 0.97 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 170 172 173 172 156 MB/s
Read 159
Write 73.5
Mixed 83.6
SusWrite 167
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 0.97 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 103 104 106 105 106 MB/s
Read 131
Write 69.7
Mixed 77.3
SusWrite 105
71% 95.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 0.97 MB/s
479GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 34 35 91 122 121 MB/s
Read 89
Write 43.1
Mixed 47.2
SusWrite 78.2
47% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
106% 0.73 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $50 @ launch in Sep '16
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Gaming 47%
Desktop 81%
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Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $62

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

Added 4 years ago.


12 months ago.

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


2 years ago.

my hdd is wd blue 1tb but saegate is win


8 months ago.

Good for storing large files like videos, music, etc. Though get WD Blue for OS or Games (smaller fragmented files) as it is much better at random IO. The Barracuda performs 12% better than the WD Blue for sequential IO but the WD Blue is 90% faster at 4k random which is very important especially for program files...


4 years ago.


12 months ago.

fast but has not a small percentage of marriage


3 years ago.



22 months ago.

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


2 years ago.

Good :)


2 years ago.

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


2 years ago.

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


2 years ago.



20 months ago.

Have several and all are working perfectly. Ditched the WD Blue 1tb.


3 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.


19 months ago.

still dose the job in 2019


1 month ago.

Have been using this for a few years, recently bought the 2TB version. Never had any trouble with it, fast downloads. However now that I sold it to someone it appears to have 'cyclic redundancy check errors' wich makes it impossible for them to install Windows on the device. It can however still be used as (D:)

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