Average Bench: 92% (19th of 1015)

more Based on 316,513 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 7.9% 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 163MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) is 51.7%. 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 75.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 316,513 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.4 Read 163 202
71.1 Write 133 174
36.8 Mixed 75.8 87.5
94.6 SusWrite 158 201
96.9% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.68 0.8
1.2 4K Write 1.58 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
141% 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: 191 193 194 194 194 194 MB/s
Read 179
Write 128
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 193
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 168 175 174 175 175 MB/s
Read 194
Write 140
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 169
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
82% 0.57 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 176 176 178 177 180 MB/s
Read 184
Write 138
Mixed 75
SusWrite 177
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
792GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 169 164 167 168 169 MB/s
Read 178
Write 146
Mixed 79.7
SusWrite 168
104% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 129 133 149 147 99 MB/s
Read 181
Write 184
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 127
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 43,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $996

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

3 months ago.

it's a Hard Drive. What can I say? it stores things and has what I call very little down time when loading games and applications.


Terrible

4 months ago.

Only one week and bad sectors appeared


Excellent

10 days ago.

Fastest mainstream HDD, hands down.


Terrible

12 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

slow


Good

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

22 months ago.

Faster and cheaper than my WD Black.


Average

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

love the load speed and mass storage for games


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Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $290Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $505Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $47
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $60SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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