Average Bench: 85.8% (51st of 1002)

more Based on 3,155 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000VX000-1CU164, ST2000VX000-1CU1, ST2000VX ST2000VX000-1ES1, ST2000VX 000-9YW164, ST2000VX ST2000VX000-1CU1, ST2000VX ST2000VX000-9YW1, ST2000VX000-9YW1, ST2000VX000-1ES164, ST2000VX000-1ES1, ST2000VX 000-1CU164, ST2000VX000-9YW164, ST2000VX 000-1ES164

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]

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Very good average bench

The Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB averaged just 14.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 154MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 128MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB is 50.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.19MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.21MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,155 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 154 194
94.8 Write 146 188
71 Mixed 128 177
107% 143 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.64 0.94
0.47 4K Write 1.21 1.68
0.13 4K Mixed 0.19 0.25
70.3% 0.68 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV13 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 187
Write 186
Mixed 161
133% 178 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 0.97
4K Mixed 0.13
72% 0.69 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CV23 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 168
Write 190
Mixed 169
132% 176 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 1.26
4K Mixed 0.18
78% 0.76 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CV22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 181
Write 158
Mixed 135
118% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 1.21
4K Mixed 0.18
79% 0.76 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV23 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 178
Write 151
Mixed 121
112% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.14
4K Mixed 0.22
79% 0.72 MB/s
648GB free
Firmware: CV23 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 165
Write 155
Mixed 124
111% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.18
59% 0.59 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CV23 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 157
Write 150
Mixed 145
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.19
4K Mixed 0.16
73% 0.71 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV23 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 131
Write 135
Mixed 93.4
89% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.07
4K Mixed 0.18
71% 0.67 MB/s
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Approx. $116 @ launch in Dec '11
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Typical Video SV35.6 Series 2TB Builds (Compare 21,248 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,175

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