Average Bench: 91.1% (19th of 1015)

more Based on 461,313 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 8.8% 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 0.72MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 162MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) is 58%. 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 76.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.67MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 461,313 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.2 Read 162 201
74.4 Write 132 175
36.8 Mixed 76.1 87
83.2 SusWrite 155 203
96.2% 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 0.72 0.8
137% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
519GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 160 165 165 164 164 MB/s
Read 163
Write 126
Mixed 81.9
SusWrite 163
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
756GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 134 135 136 138 137 MB/s
Read 131
Write 103
Mixed 72.9
SusWrite 136
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 111 127 155 132 109 MB/s
Read 118
Write 101
Mixed 72.9
SusWrite 119
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,749,847 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $70 @ launch in Sep '16
EbayUS $8015 mins
AmazonUS $2001 month
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

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 Comments

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

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6 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

12 months ago.

Fastest mainstream HDD, hands down.


Terrible

16 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

23 months 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

3 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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Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-11700K $380Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $77SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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