Average Bench: 92.3% (15th of 1015)

more Based on 643,754 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000DM010-2EP102, ST1000DM010-2EP1, ST1000DM010-2DM162, ST1000DM010-2FR10C, 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 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.74MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 166MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 52.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 77.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 643,754 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 166 202
75 Write 147 190
60.2 Mixed 77.2 86.1
90.7 SusWrite 155 198
99.8% 137 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.82 1
1.2 4K Write 1.5 1.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
144% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 188 189 189 185 184 MB/s
Read 169
Write 161
Mixed 85
SusWrite 183
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
130% 1 MB/s
567GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 179 179 179 180 180 MB/s
Read 173
Write 156
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 179
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.07 MB/s
408GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 159 163 165 165 165 MB/s
Read 162
Write 153
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 162
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.13 MB/s
268GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 151 150 150 150 150 MB/s
Read 163
Write 168
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 150
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 135 114 131 105 122 MB/s
Read 145
Write 140
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 124
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,123,183 HDDs tested.


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Gaming 47%
Desktop 82%
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Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $63

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $510

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

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4 days ago.

It's ok but it's really really loudy..


4 months ago.

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


16 months ago.

my hdd is wd blue 1tb but saegate is win


13 days 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...


3 years ago.


4 months ago.

fast but has not a small percentage of marriage


2 years ago.



14 months ago.

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


2 months ago.

This HDD is very good, offering very good performance and reliability while still managing to be cheap!


19 months ago.

Good :)


2 years ago.

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


21 months ago.

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


19 months ago.



12 months ago.

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


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.


11 months ago.

still dose the job in 2019

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