Average Bench: 91.8% (18th of 1015)

more Based on 365,111 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 8.1% 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 162MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) is 53.7%. 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 76.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 365,111 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.6 Read 162 203
76.7 Write 132 175
58.2 Mixed 76.5 86.7
100 SusWrite 158 202
96.7% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.55 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: 197 199 199 202 202 200 MB/s
Read 197
Write 169
Mixed 86
SusWrite 200
119% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
450GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 192 191 195 197 198 MB/s
Read 188
Write 138
Mixed 82.1
SusWrite 194
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
122% 0.9 MB/s
873GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 170 167 172 172 169 MB/s
Read 203
Write 169
Mixed 84
SusWrite 170
114% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
548GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 152 153 154 155 155 MB/s
Read 183
Write 140
Mixed 81
SusWrite 154
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 54,656 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,034

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

Terrible

6 months ago.

Only one week and bad sectors appeared


Excellent

2 months ago.

Fastest mainstream HDD, hands down.


Terrible

14 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

slow


Good

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

24 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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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $190Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $34
Intel Core i5-9400F $165Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $190Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $44
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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