Average Bench: 92.4% (13th of 1015)

more Based on 492,430 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000DM006-2DM164, Seagate ST2000DM006-2DM1, ST2000DM006, ST2000DM006-2EP102, ST2000DM 006-2DM164, ST2000DM 006, ST2000DM006-2DM1, ST2000DM006-2DM, ST2000DM006-2EP1, ST2000DM006-1ER14C, ST2000DM ST2000DM006-2DM1

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) averaged just 7.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.73MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 164MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) is 50%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.67MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 492,430 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 164 201
79.8 Write 132 174
61.4 Mixed 77 87
93.3 SusWrite 158 199
97.2% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1.3 4K Write 1.59 1.8
0.6 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
139% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
298GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 163 164 165 166 165 MB/s
Read 168
Write 140
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 164
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
217GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 154 155 154 154 157 MB/s
Read 165
Write 119
Mixed 80.6
SusWrite 154
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 155 152 153 154 156 MB/s
Read 144
Write 101
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 154
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
77GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 96 93 94 95 96 MB/s
Read 167
Write 125
Mixed 77.9
SusWrite 95.1
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $70 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 100,462 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,067

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

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9 months ago.

This drive is literally garbage in 2020. Sad to see people commenting on it. My SSD literally is so much better. The fact these still exact is beyond my comprehension unless they were $25


Excellent

14 months ago.

Fastest mainstream HDD, hands down.


Terrible

18 months ago.

Only one week and bad sectors appeared


Terrible

2 years ago.

After few seconds speed drops to 30-40MBs. Buy WD Blue.


Terrible

3 years ago.

slow


Good

2 years ago.

Quick,cheap but..... will have a lifetime like WD? After 6 month using.... i like them!


Excellent

2 years ago.

Faster and cheaper than my WD Black.


Average

3 years ago.

Good capacity for that price, but it does a little bit clapping when under load.


Excellent

5 months ago.

I bought it recently, works perfectly fine and really fast, no jank yet.


Excellent

3 years ago.

love the load speed and mass storage for games


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $300Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $220Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i5-11400F $195Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $200
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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