Average Bench: 92.9% (15th of 1015)

more Based on 380,719 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 7.1% 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 164MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) is 53.4%. 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 76.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.67MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 380,719 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.6 Read 164 202
75.1 Write 132 172
51.8 Mixed 76.8 87.4
93.9 SusWrite 160 202
97.4% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.67 0.7
1.3 4K Write 1.59 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%
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 192 190 190 191 191 MB/s
Read 193
Write 77
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 189
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
736GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 153 154 153 154 156 MB/s
Read 174
Write 141
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 153
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
293GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 165 168 169 170 169 MB/s
Read 146
Write 130
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 168
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 0.97 MB/s
217GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 121 120 118 122 118 MB/s
Read 150
Write 124
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 119
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 19 16 11 18 MB/s
Read 11.7
Write 118
Mixed 31.8
SusWrite 17.4
33% 44.6 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0
6% 0.1 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $70 @ launch in Sep '16
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Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

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1 month 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

7 months ago.

Fastest mainstream HDD, hands down.


Terrible

10 months ago.

Only one week and bad sectors appeared


Terrible

19 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

slow


Good

18 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 years ago.

love the load speed and mass storage for games


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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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