Average Bench: 92.3% (13th of 1015)

more Based on 1,120,098 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000DM010-2EP102, ST1000DM010-2EF102, ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM010-2FP102, ST1000DM010-2DM162, ST1000DM010-2DM1, ST1000DM010-2EP102003, ST1000DM ST1000DM010-2DM1, ST1000DM010-1EP102, ST1000DM010-2E3164, ST1000DM010-1SB102, ST1000DM010-1ET162, ST1000DM ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM 010-2DM162, ST1000DM010-1ER162, 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 7.7% 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 0.71MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 164MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 52.6%. 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 77.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.51MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,120,098 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.6 Read 164 199
67.7 Write 144 189
62.7 Mixed 77.2 85.9
93.2 SusWrite 158 199
99.4% 136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.82 1
1.2 4K Write 1.51 1.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
141% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
894GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 183 183 187 188 186 MB/s
Read 195
Write 104
Mixed 79.8
SusWrite 185
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
810GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 186 191 189 191 191 MB/s
Read 143
Write 158
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 189
104% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 0.97 MB/s
448GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 128 128 128 129 129 MB/s
Read 153
Write 77.5
Mixed 74.6
SusWrite 128
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
147% 1.07 MB/s
460GB free
Firmware: 1001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 96 96 94 96 96 MB/s
Read 143
Write 143
Mixed 67.4
SusWrite 95.3
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
125% 1 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $50 @ launch in Sep '16
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Gaming 44%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $423

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 Comments

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

Added 7 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

15 months ago.

WORTH IT! great drive, may be slow to SSD standards but great for the price, best value per GB


Terrible

3 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

my hdd is wd blue 1tb but saegate is win


Average

3 years 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

7 years ago.


Terrible

5 years ago.

slow


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

Good :)


Good

2 years ago.

Fine. For its ridiculous price of $30


Good

5 years ago.

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


Good

2 years 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

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

Excellent


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Good

6 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

4 years ago.

still dose the job in 2019


Average

2 years 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

2 years 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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Intel Core i5-12400F $128Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-13600K $260Nvidia RTX 4070 $550Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $45
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $40SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $48SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $62G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $351SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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