Average Bench: 94.7% (12th of 1010)

more Based on 174,996 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 5.3% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 170MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 54.3%. 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 76.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.51MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 174,996 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 Read 170 203
57 Write 143 191
58.5 Mixed 76.7 86.5
95.2 SusWrite 161 201
101% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.81 1
1.1 4K Write 1.51 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
145% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
888GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 197 200 202 201 203 MB/s
Read 202
Write 158
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 200
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
859GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 179 187 191 180 192 MB/s
Read 194
Write 186
Mixed 79
SusWrite 182
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
874GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 173 169 174 177 176 MB/s
Read 187
Write 171
Mixed 81
SusWrite 173
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
846GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 187 190 191 177 186 MB/s
Read 165
Write 152
Mixed 66.2
SusWrite 182
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
658GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 137 143 133 142 140 MB/s
Read 137
Write 83.7
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 141
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.3
74% 0.67 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,727,204 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 1TB (2016) Builds (Compare 4,041 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

System: Dell Inspiron 5675

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $186

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 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

Much better gaming performance than Toshiba and WD HDD.


Poor

28 days 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

6 months ago.

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


Terrible

1 month ago.

my hdd is wd blue 1tb but saegate is win


Good

2 years ago.


Terrible

9 months ago.

slow


Good

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

24 days ago.

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


Good

14 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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