Average Bench: 88.2% (38th of 1015)

more Based on 5,165 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 11.7% 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 0.73MB/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 59.5%. 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 71.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.29MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,165 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.7 Read 159 204
91.2 Write 154 198
34.3 Mixed 71.2 88.7
82.1 SusWrite 149 199
97.3% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.74 0.9
0.6 4K Write 1.29 1.7
0.4 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
135% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 194 194 197 196 195 MB/s
Read 200
Write 200
Mixed 83.7
SusWrite 194
124% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 169 93 173 176 175 MB/s
Read 173
Write 169
Mixed 72
SusWrite 159
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
122% 0.87 MB/s
362GB free
Firmware: CV22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 129 128 128 128 128 MB/s
Read 124
Write 116
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 128
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.83 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: CV26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 99 100 99 98 99 MB/s
Read 110
Write 102
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 98.7
71% 95.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Dec '11
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Typical Video SV35.6 Series 2TB Builds (Compare 28,626 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,072

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