Average Bench: 98.2% (6th of 1010)

more Based on 114,122 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000DM006-2DM164, Seagate ST2000DM006-2DM1, ST2000DM006, ST2000DM 006-2DM164, ST2000DM006-2DM1, ST2000DM006-2DM, ST2000DM ST2000DM006-2DM1

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) averaged just 1.7% 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 173MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) is 53.9%. 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 114,122 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 Read 173 205
84.8 Write 142 183
58.5 Mixed 77.7 87
95.4 SusWrite 170 204
103% 141 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.68 0.8
1.2 4K Write 1.6 1.9
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: 210 209 212 210 208 211 MB/s
Read 210
Write 165
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 210
123% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 199 200 199 199 200 MB/s
Read 181
Write 146
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 196
111% 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: 184 187 186 188 187 190 MB/s
Read 184
Write 138
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 187
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 188 189 189 194 190 MB/s
Read 177
Write 150
Mixed 86
SusWrite 188
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 169 168 166 168 169 MB/s
Read 178
Write 146
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 168
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 17,263 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 122%
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Workstation
Workstation 112%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,615

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 Comments

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

Added 23 months ago.

Terrible

5 months ago.

slow


Excellent

6 days ago.

Faster and cheaper than my WD Black.


Average

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

love the load speed and mass storage for games


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $229Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $243Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $770Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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