Average Bench: 88.8% (35th of 995)

more Based on 189,567 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000DM001-1CH164, ST2000DM001-9YN164, ST2000DM001-1ER, ST2000DM ST2000DM001-9YN1, Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH1, ST2000DM 001-1CH164, ST2000DM001-1CH, Seagate ST2000DM001-9YN1, ST2000DM001-1E6164, ST2000DM001-9YN1, ST2000DM ST2000DM001-1CH1, ST2000DM 001-1ER164, ST2000DM ST2000DM001-1ER, ST2000DM001-9YN, ST2000DM ST2000DM001-1E61, ST2000DM001-1ER1, ST2000DM001-1ER164, ST2000DM ST2000DM001-1ER1, ST2000DM001-1E61, ST2000DM ST2000DM001-1CH, ST2000DM001-1CH1, ST2000DM ST2000DM001-9YN, ST2000DM 001-1E6164, ST2000DM 001-9YN164

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]


Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB averaged just 11.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 138MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 161MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB is 44.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.42MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 189,567 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 Read 161 200
103 Write 149 186
77.4 Mixed 138 175
112% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.6 0.93
0.74 4K Write 1.42 1.77
0.14 4K Mixed 0.24 0.38
78.2% 0.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: CC4H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 199
Write 185
Mixed 157
135% 180 MB/s
4K Read 1.08
4K Write 1.33
4K Mixed 0.4
114% 0.94 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 182
Write 182
Mixed 162
132% 175 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.22
87% 0.9 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 188
Write 160
Mixed 169
130% 173 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.16
71% 0.77 MB/s
835GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 184
Write 158
Mixed 151
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.15
63% 0.68 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 117
Write 126
Mixed 131
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.07
4K Write 0.97
4K Mixed 0.11
33% 0.38 MB/s
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Approx. $118 @ launch in Sep '11
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Desktop 84%
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Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,185

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Seagate AcuTrac™ technology maximises HDD storage densities...

Added 4 years ago.


2 months ago.

The drive after just two years and ONE month so one month after warranty has expired has "Uncorrectable Errors" - there is no possibility to write files on the hard drive. After doing a chkdsk it did start to work however from the SMART report it doesn't look good and the drive fails to pass Seagate Tools tests.


12 months ago.

it fails a lot. it's the worse hdd. i've got a raid with 6 of this HDD, and in the first year fails 3 disks.


10 months ago.

Failed after 2 years and a little something, lost all my music. Never no more Seagate! Only Toshiba from now on!


4 years ago.

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13 months ago.

pretty slow, I seem to have got one of the bad eggs


3 years ago.

Die ST2000DM001 und die ST3000DM001 sind meiner Meinung nach die besten Festplatten (hätte es nicht gedacht). Beste Kombi überhaupt! SSD 120gb + 2tb/3tb HD als "D: Platte" für den Rest!


22 days ago.

Good (but variable) performance, can't wait for it to fail with no warning.

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