Average Bench: 91.6% (15th of 1015)

more Based on 462,780 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 8.3% 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 160MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) is 51.4%. 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 462,780 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.6 Read 160 201
74.9 Write 130 175
57.6 Mixed 77 87.2
98.6 SusWrite 159 201
96.3% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1.4 4K Write 1.6 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%
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 169 175 168 167 172 MB/s
Read 171
Write 170
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 169
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 155 153 154 153 153 MB/s
Read 165
Write 153
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 154
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 125 121 123 122 122 MB/s
Read 151
Write 130
Mixed 84.6
SusWrite 122
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 124 125 123 125 124 MB/s
Read 145
Write 123
Mixed 75.7
SusWrite 124
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $70 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 15,580 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $646

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 Comments

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

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

So far, as a media server repository, it´s perfect. The price helps boosting this rank up. Who can afford a 2 tb SSD drive??


Excellent

2 years ago.

Fastest mainstream HDD, hands down.


Terrible

2 years ago.

Only one week and bad sectors appeared


Terrible

3 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

4 months 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

15 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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Intel Core i5-12400F $170Nvidia RTX 3050 $300Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i7-12700K $400Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $60SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $60SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $453SanDisk Extreme 16GB $17
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