Average Bench: 93.2% (14th of 1015)

more Based on 300,592 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000DM006-2DM164, Seagate ST2000DM006-2DM1, ST2000DM006, ST2000DM006-2EP102, ST2000DM 006-2DM164, ST2000DM 006, ST2000DM006-2DM1, ST2000DM006-2DM, ST2000DM006-1ER14C, ST2000DM ST2000DM006-2DM1

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) averaged just 6.7% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 166MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) is 53.5%. 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 76.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 300,592 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 166 203
79.8 Write 136 179
60.8 Mixed 76.6 86.8
93.8 SusWrite 159 202
98.3% 135 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.68 0.8
1.3 4K Write 1.59 1.8
0.6 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
141% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 186 187 182 188 188 MB/s
Read 182
Write 127
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 185
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 185 185 185 185 183 MB/s
Read 180
Write 139
Mixed 74.3
SusWrite 184
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
796GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 170 170 171 169 170 MB/s
Read 178
Write 146
Mixed 84
SusWrite 169
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 174 176 177 178 178 MB/s
Read 166
Write 122
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 176
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
236GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 142 162 169 164 166 MB/s
Read 124
Write 104
Mixed 70.8
SusWrite 160
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Sep '16
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AmazonUS $2016 days
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 40,314 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $688

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

15 hrs ago.

it's a Hard Drive. What can I say? it stores things and has what I call very little down time when loading games and applications.


Terrible

12 days ago.

Only one week and bad sectors appeared


Good

7 months ago.

Fastest mainstream HDD, hands down.


Terrible

8 months ago.

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


Terrible

23 months ago.

slow


Good

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 months ago.

Faster and cheaper than my WD Black.


Average

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

love the load speed and mass storage for games


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Intel Core i5-9400F $165Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $199Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $345Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $500Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $240
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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