Average Bench: 93.9% (12th of 1015)

more Based on 823,428 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 6.1% 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 167MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 49.7%. 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 77.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.51MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 823,428 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 Read 167 201
68.2 Write 147 191
65.9 Mixed 77.3 86.3
90.9 SusWrite 160 197
101% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.82 1
1.2 4K Write 1.51 1.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
143% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
709GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 196 192 194 193 193 MB/s
Read 178
Write 69.5
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 192
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
567GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 175 173 173 178 174 MB/s
Read 188
Write 161
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 175
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
130% 1 MB/s
489GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 162 162 162 163 163 MB/s
Read 155
Write 153
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 161
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 110 111 111 113 113 MB/s
Read 155
Write 159
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 111
90% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
140% 1.07 MB/s
881GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 89 97 120 24 37 MB/s
Read 6.2
Write 14.5
Mixed 16.9
SusWrite 85
22% 30.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.3
43% 0.23 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $50 @ launch in Sep '16
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Desktop 81%
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Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $589

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

9 months ago.

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


Good

21 months ago.

my hdd is wd blue 1tb but saegate is win


Average

5 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

4 years ago.


Terrible

9 months ago.

fast but has not a small percentage of marriage


Terrible

2 years ago.

slow


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Good :)


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Excellent


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Good

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.


Good

15 months ago.

still dose the job in 2019


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