Average Bench: 92.4% (14th of 1015)

more Based on 487,280 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 7.5% 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%. 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 76.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 487,280 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 Read 164 202
77.6 Write 132 173
54.3 Mixed 76.5 86.5
92.7 SusWrite 159 202
97% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.68 0.8
1.3 4K Write 1.59 1.8
0.6 4K Mixed 0.73 0.8
139% 1 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: 185 203 204 204 203 204 MB/s
Read 199
Write 136
Mixed 85
SusWrite 201
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 197 198 197 196 198 MB/s
Read 179
Write 150
Mixed 81.9
SusWrite 191
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
595GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 177 177 174 177 179 MB/s
Read 167
Write 137
Mixed 84.9
SusWrite 176
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,935,794 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $70 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 104,911 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,075

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 Comments

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

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16 days 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

16 months ago.

Fastest mainstream HDD, hands down.


Terrible

20 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

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

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

7 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 i5-12600K $289Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-12400F $184Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i5-11600K $246Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $200
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $20Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $470SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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