Average Bench: 93.9% (11th of 1015)

more Based on 262,672 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 6.1% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 168MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) is 51.5%. 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 77.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 262,672 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 Read 168 202
88.1 Write 136 174
60.2 Mixed 77.1 87.2
93.5 SusWrite 159 201
98.9% 135 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 0.75 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: 170 183 185 185 185 185 MB/s
Read 185
Write 145
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 182
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
350GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 182 181 183 180 171 MB/s
Read 184
Write 150
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 178
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
709GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 169 176 178 176 176 MB/s
Read 187
Write 128
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 170
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
890GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 159 158 160 161 159 MB/s
Read 170
Write 152
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 159
103% 140 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 33,616 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
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: 62% - Good Total price: $632

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 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

Good

1 month ago.

Fastest mainstream HDD, hands down.


Terrible

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

17 months ago.

slow


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

Faster and cheaper than my WD Black.


Average

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

love the load speed and mass storage for games


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $54
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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