Average Bench: 94% (10th of 1015)

more Based on 357,377 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 5.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.75MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 168MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 54.6%. 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 76.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.51MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 357,377 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 168 204
68 Write 147 193
54.8 Mixed 76.4 86.3
88.7 SusWrite 160 201
101% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.82 1
1.1 4K Write 1.51 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
145% 1.03 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: 192 194 192 173 191 195 MB/s
Read 202
Write 67
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 189
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.1 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 195 197 198 197 196 MB/s
Read 192
Write 185
Mixed 86.3
SusWrite 197
120% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.17 MB/s
563GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 177 176 177 178 180 MB/s
Read 191
Write 136
Mixed 86.5
SusWrite 177
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 163 164 165 160 146 MB/s
Read 158
Write 148
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 155
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 101 107 108 108 108 MB/s
Read 176
Write 175
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 107
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,990,628 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Sep '16
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AmazonUS $4516 days
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Typical Barracuda 1TB (2016) Builds (Compare 21,716 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K - $63

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $329

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 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

Good

3 days ago.

fast


Good

16 months ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

my hdd is wd blue 1tb but saegate is win


Poor

2 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Terrible

19 months ago.

slow


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

Good :)


Good

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

Excellent


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

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.


Good

21 days ago.

still dose the job in 2019


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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $653SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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