Average Bench: 88.4% (31st of 1015)

more Based on 754,860 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000DM001-1CH164, ST2000DM ST2000DM001-9YN1, ST2000DM001-1E6164, ST2000DM ST2000DM001-1CH1, ST2000DM 001-1ER164, ST2000DM ST2000DM001-1ER, ST2000DM001-1ER1, ST2000DM001-1ER164, ST2000DM ST2000DM001-1ER1, ST2000DM-1CH164, ST2000DM001-1CH1, ST2000DM 001-1E6164, ST2000DM 001-9YN164, ST2000DM001-9YN164, ST2000DM001-1ER, ST2000DM001-2AE164, Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH1, ST2000DM 001-1CH164, ST2000DM001-1CH, Seagate ST2000DM001-9YN1, ST2000DM001-9YN1, ST2000DM001-9YN, ST2000DM 001, ST2000DM ST2000DM001-1E61, ST2000DM001-1E61, ST2000DM ST2000DM001-1CH, ST2000DM ST2000DM001-9YN

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 11.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.72MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 155MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB is 59.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 75.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 754,860 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.5 Read 155 201
76.7 Write 129 174
43.4 Mixed 75.2 86.7
88.3 SusWrite 154 202
93.8% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.69 0.8
0.9 4K Write 1.63 1.9
0.5 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
139% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: CC29
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 198 198 202 200 199 MB/s
Read 163
Write 118
Mixed 85.3
SusWrite 198
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: CC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 160 168 163 163 170 MB/s
Read 144
Write 84.5
Mixed 85
SusWrite 163
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.9 MB/s
869GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 145 147 147 146 147 MB/s
Read 142
Write 103
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 146
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $118 @ launch in Sep '11
EbayUS $4321 mins
AmazonUS $584 years
BHPhotoUS $754 years
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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 2TB Builds (Compare 119,346 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 97%
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $921

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 Comments

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Good

2 years ago.

I have been using this for my pc for about three years, and it has performed well, for me anyway. I game quite a lot, and I do some light editing, and it doesn't slow down a lot, though I would like to get an SSD in the future as it takes AGES for Windows to load up. Other than that, it works great, and the 2TB is defiantly well enough for me.


Terrible

3 years 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.


Terrible

11 months ago.

Have been using it for almost a decade and it is still going strong. Would love to upgrade to an ssd but for the price this HDD has served me well.


Excellent

2 years ago.

My HDD is constantly making regular clicking noises when idle. This is really irritating and it drives me crazy. I already cleared every thing stored on it and formatted it but the issue is back


Excellent

8 years ago.

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Poor

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

8 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!


Poor

3 years ago.

This HHD came in my pre-built system new in the middle of 2018 but it's history goes back to 2011 with just 64MB Cache and is rather clunky in terms of speed especially in the write department, I use it as my secondary drive holding my media content and has me looking for faster alternatives. On the bright side it does operate very quietly, something that usually is compromised once you start getting into larger HDD's from the rotations generated.


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