Average Bench: 91.6% (16th of 1015)

more Based on 498,368 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 8.4% 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 162MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) is 56.5%. 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 76.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.67MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 498,368 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.5 Read 162 202
73.2 Write 132 174
55.3 Mixed 76.9 87
97.7 SusWrite 158 203
96.6% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1.3 4K Write 1.59 1.8
0.5 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%
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 180 180 180 180 181 MB/s
Read 169
Write 141
Mixed 82
SusWrite 180
104% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 186 191 191 190 190 MB/s
Read 158
Write 137
Mixed 84.3
SusWrite 189
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 132 131 132 132 132 MB/s
Read 194
Write 150
Mixed 81
SusWrite 131
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
501GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 169 168 170 171 172 MB/s
Read 154
Write 105
Mixed 37.8
SusWrite 168
84% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
85% 0.57 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 133 90 138 130 117 MB/s
Read 89.9
Write 143
Mixed 64
SusWrite 116
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.67 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $70 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 116,504 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $974

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 Comments

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

Added 5 years ago.

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5 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

21 months ago.

Fastest mainstream HDD, hands down.


Terrible

2 years ago.

Only one week and bad sectors appeared


Terrible

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

4 years ago.

slow


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

Faster and cheaper than my WD Black.


Average

1 month ago.

A good drive for storing content, but its terrible managing Windows 10 and 11... Never use him as a boot device.


Average

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

love the load speed and mass storage for games


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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $470SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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