Average Bench: 89% (29th of 1015)

more Based on 12,330 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]

Very good average bench

The Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB averaged just 10.9% 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. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 159MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB is 56.7%. 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. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 73.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.28MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,330 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.5 Read 159 201
89.7 Write 153 196
37.8 Mixed 73.3 88.6
92 SusWrite 152 200
98% 134 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.75 0.9
0.6 4K Write 1.28 1.7
0.4 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
133% 0.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 195 192 195 192 195 MB/s
Read 173
Write 180
Mixed 83.1
SusWrite 193
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 0.97 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 170 166 168 168 169 MB/s
Read 150
Write 172
Mixed 35.3
SusWrite 167
95% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
78% 0.57 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 100 101 100 101 100 MB/s
Read 166
Write 168
Mixed 75.1
SusWrite 100
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,612,787 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $116 @ launch in Dec '11
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Typical Video SV35.6 Series 2TB Builds (Compare 13,839 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $319

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