Average Bench: 95.3% (9th of 1015)

more Based on 248,785 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000DM006-2DM164, Seagate ST2000DM006-2DM1, ST2000DM006, ST2000DM006-2EP102, ST2000DM 006-2DM164, ST2000DM 006, ST2000DM006-2DM1, ST2000DM006-2DM, ST2000DM006-1ER14C, ST2000DM ST2000DM006-2DM1

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) averaged just 4.6% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 168MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) is 50.4%. 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 77.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 248,785 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 168 204
81 Write 136 177
60.1 Mixed 77.7 88
99 SusWrite 164 203
99.9% 137 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.68 0.8
1.4 4K Write 1.6 1.8
0.6 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
141% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 198 201 196 202 198 MB/s
Read 202
Write 169
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 199
121% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 196 197 197 196 195 MB/s
Read 189
Write 160
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 195
115% 158 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: 194 195 193 194 194 194 MB/s
Read 184
Write 146
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 194
110% 151 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: 177 182 179 181 183 185 MB/s
Read 182
Write 144
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 181
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
661GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 153 154 154 152 153 MB/s
Read 157
Write 125
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 152
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 35,447 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $625

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

Good

2 months ago.

Fastest mainstream HDD, hands down.


Terrible

4 months ago.

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


Terrible

19 months ago.

slow


Good

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

Faster and cheaper than my WD Black.


Average

24 months ago.

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


Excellent

22 months ago.

love the load speed and mass storage for games


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $218Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $42
Intel Core i5-9400F $155Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $384Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $653SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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