Average Bench: 94.4% (13th of 1015)

more Based on 260,747 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 5.5% 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 169MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) is 56.7%. 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 77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.52MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 260,747 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 Read 169 206
58 Write 143 194
58.5 Mixed 77 86.5
88.4 SusWrite 160 202
100% 137 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.82 1
1.1 4K Write 1.52 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
146% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
785GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 180 177 180 180 180 MB/s
Read 199
Write 189
Mixed 86.5
SusWrite 179
119% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 139 158 173 169 145 MB/s
Read 173
Write 136
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 154
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.13 MB/s
523GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 167 166 166 165 162 MB/s
Read 153
Write 147
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 166
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
328GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 144 147 146 145 147 MB/s
Read 148
Write 121
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 145
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 0.97 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 1TB (2016) Builds (Compare 30,676 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $674

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 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

Poor

6 months 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

11 months ago.

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


Good

27 days ago.

my hdd is wd blue 1tb but saegate is win


Good

2 years ago.


Terrible

14 months ago.

slow


Excellent

4 months ago.

Good :)


Good

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

Excellent


Good

19 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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