Average Bench: 96.2% (11th of 1010)

more Based on 124,391 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 3.8% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 173MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 50.5%. 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 77.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.54MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 124,391 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 Read 173 203
70.9 Write 150 193
64.5 Mixed 77.5 86.3
88 SusWrite 163 200
103% 141 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.82 1
1.2 4K Write 1.54 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%
851GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 197 199 199 201 199 MB/s
Read 208
Write 114
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 199
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.1 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 203 198 199 196 202 MB/s
Read 205
Write 166
Mixed 85
SusWrite 200
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
788GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 188 186 188 188 188 MB/s
Read 200
Write 192
Mixed 84.5
SusWrite 187
121% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
610GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 184 186 186 186 177 MB/s
Read 180
Write 75.5
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 184
96% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.1 MB/s
657GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 154 161 175 173 180 MB/s
Read 197
Write 172
Mixed 82.9
SusWrite 166
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,084,725 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $4515 mins
EbayUS $4522 mins
NeweggUS $453 hrs
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Typical Barracuda 1TB (2016) Builds (Compare 3,277 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: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $195

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 Comments

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

Added 22 months ago.

Good

2 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)


Excellent

11 days ago.

Big unit


Good

3 months ago.

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


Good

2 days ago.

me encanto


Good

21 months ago.


Terrible

5 months ago.

slow


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

11 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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