Average Bench: 92.6% (13th of 1015)

more Based on 1,089,321 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000DM010-2EP102, ST1000DM010-2EF102, ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM010-2DM162, ST1000DM010-2DM1, ST1000DM010-2EP102003, ST1000DM ST1000DM010-2DM1, ST1000DM010-1EP102, ST1000DM010-1SB102, ST1000DM ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM 010-2DM162, ST1000DM010-1SD102, ST1000DM010-2FR10C, ST1000DM010-2DT166, ST1000DM010-2EP162, ST1000DM 010-2FR10C, 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 7.3% 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 0.72MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 165MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 50.4%. 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 77.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.52MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,089,321 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 Read 165 200
72.3 Write 145 190
65.6 Mixed 77.2 85.8
95.5 SusWrite 158 199
99.6% 136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.82 1
1.3 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%
214GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 172 174 176 175 173 MB/s
Read 145
Write 79.4
Mixed 77.9
SusWrite 168
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 0.97 MB/s
311GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 156 161 158 162 164 MB/s
Read 144
Write 115
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 157
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
147% 1.07 MB/s
116GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 88 86 88 91 84 MB/s
Read 132
Write 104
Mixed 54.7
SusWrite 86.1
69% 94 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.83 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $50 @ launch in Sep '16
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Gaming 48%
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Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $68

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 Comments

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

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent

6 months ago.

i dont know just rating for fun


Terrible

2 years ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

my hdd is wd blue 1tb but saegate is win


Average

21 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...


Good

5 years ago.


Terrible

2 years ago.

fast but has not a small percentage of marriage


Terrible

4 years ago.

slow


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

Good :)


Good

4 months ago.

Fine. For its ridiculous price of $30


Good

3 years ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

This is a very fast and cheap hard drive. Only problem is that it's not as reliable compared to the wd option.


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

Excellent


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Good

4 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.


Good

2 years ago.

still dose the job in 2019


Average

6 months ago.

Got this on my Xidax PC for the D: drive since I heard such good things about Seagate. This thing is super noisy at times - kinda regret not doing 2x SSD.


Excellent

12 months ago.

Have been using this for a few years, recently bought the 2TB version. Never had any trouble with it, fast downloads.


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