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, ST2000DM006-2DM146, 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 BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 185 181 184 184 187 MB/s
Read 177
Write 140
Mixed 80
SusWrite 184
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
874GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 160 170 167 168 165 MB/s
Read 172
Write 147
Mixed 73.9
SusWrite 166
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 152 143 126 158 144 MB/s
Read 97.8
Write 74.7
Mixed 69
SusWrite 143
71% 96.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
215GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 126 135 143 150 150 MB/s
Read 89.8
Write 104
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 140
73% 99 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.87 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $70 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 23,283 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 78%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $684

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 Comments

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

Added 7 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

20 months 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??


Terrible

3 years ago.

Only one week and bad sectors appeared


Terrible

4 years ago.

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


Terrible

5 years ago.

slow


Good

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

Faster and cheaper than my WD Black.


Average

23 months ago.

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


Average

9 months ago.

Stable hard drive that last a long time


Average

6 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

6 years ago.

love the load speed and mass storage for games


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-13600K $279Nvidia RTX 4060 $300Crucial MX500 250GB $40
Intel Core i5-12400F $134Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-12600K $184Nvidia RTX 4070 $409Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $40SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $43SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $51G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $351SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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