Real World Speed
Performance profile from 104,334 user samples
1,414 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 59% 281GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 979
102,920 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 59% 7GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
85.7 % -4% 89.4 % +4%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
154 MB/s -5% 162 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
145 MB/s -3% 150 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.66 MB/s +3% 0.64 MB/s -3%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.22 MB/s -22% 1.49 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
125 MB/s -12% 140 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.19 MB/s -32% 0.25 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
197 MB/s -2% 201 MB/s +2%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
190 MB/s +3% 185 MB/s -3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.86 MB/s -13% 0.97 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.68 MB/s -7% 1.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
176 MB/s -1% 178 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.25 MB/s -52% 0.38 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 4,027,536 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % -14,133% 4.27 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
70.5 % +2% 69.3 % -2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % -9% 60 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$70 Slightly cheaper.
$74 -6%
65 Months +4% 68 Months -4%

In terms of specs, price and age the Video SV35.6 appears to be identical to its 2TB Barracuda 7200.14 sibling. We have only seen nine user samples for the SV35.6 so far so we don't have enough data to formulate a strong opinion as yet but based on the samples we have seen, this drive appears to underperform the barracuda. Peak sequential speeds are similar but random 4k speeds lag by around 15%. It's possible that these are just statistical discrepancies that will iron themselves out as we see more samples but in the mean time we would recommend the barracuda 7200.14 over this drive. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]


If you are specifically looking for a 2TB Hard Drive, the Barracuda is both a solid performer and offers reasonable value for money. That said, It probably makes more sense to go for the 3TB version which, thanks to economies of scale, represents significantly better value for money. With the 3TB Barracuda you get 50% more storage and approximately the same performance for just 20% more money. [Sep '13 HDrivePro]


Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2017 HDD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer Hard Drive comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by cost per GB to yield value for money. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. Share your opinion by voting. [HDrivePro]

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Intel Core i7-7700K $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $368Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $102
Intel Core i5-7600K $240AMD RX 480 $210Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $127
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $300Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $167
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
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