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WD
Black 6TB (2016) - Liked 7 years ago.
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Seagate
Barracuda 1TB (2016) - Good 7 years ago.
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— The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST1000DM010) has an impressive performance profile. With Sequential read/writes averaging 173 and 159 MBps respectively, the Barracuda can make short work of even moderately large backups. The small file (4K) performance profile is less impressive but still adequate with average read/writes coming in at 0.87 and 1.53 MBps respectively. For use as OS drives, rotational disks are quickly loosing market share to SSDs which offer orders of magnitude faster 4k read/write speeds. On the other hand cheap TLC based SSDs often have slower sustained write speeds than their rotational counterparts. Reasonably good overall performance can be achieved by using a TLC SSD to host the OS and a larger rotational drive such as the Barracuda for backups and media files. Larger capacity variants of this drive offer both better performance and better value for money.

Seagate
Barracuda 3TB (2016) - Good 7 years ago.
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— The new 3TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST3000DM008) replaces its hugely successful predecessor, the 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 2011 (ST3000DM001). Comparing performance between the two models shows that the newer drive has 12% faster sequential speeds, comparable 4K speeds, improved mixed sequential speed and reduced mixed 4K speed. Overall, the effective speed is 12% faster on the 2016 model. Since there is normally little price difference between the two models the 2016 version is the clear winner especially for use as a backup drive with its impressive sequential read and write speeds of nearly 200 MBps. See the current value leaders here.

WD
Blue 6TB (2015) - Liked 7 years ago.
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Seagate
Barracuda 500GB (2016) - Liked 7 years ago.
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WD
Black 4TB (2016) - Liked 7 years ago.
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WD
Black 5TB (2015) - Liked 7 years ago.
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Seagate
IronWolf 4TB (2016) - Liked 7 years ago.
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Seagate
IronWolf 3TB (2016) - Liked 7 years ago.
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