Average Bench: 91.1% (21st of 1014)

more Based on 7,076 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]

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB averaged just 8.8% 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 0.72MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 162MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB is 55.8%. 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 71.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.27MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,076 samples)
Min Avg Max
100 Read 162 204
96 Write 157 197
34.1 Mixed 71.6 88.5
92 SusWrite 156 197
99.7% 137 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.75 0.9
0.6 4K Write 1.27 1.74
0.3 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
135% 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: 179 177 178 178 168 177 MB/s
Read 185
Write 177
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 176
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
122% 0.87 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CV26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 138 140 140 139 139 MB/s
Read 136
Write 132
Mixed 80.1
SusWrite 138
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
749GB free
Firmware: CV13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 79 100 98 106 109 MB/s
Read 116
Write 118
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 97.8
72% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.73 MB/s
727GB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 97 95 102 95 100 MB/s
Read 98.7
Write 93.8
Mixed 65.6
SusWrite 97.8
66% 89 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.83 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 42,918 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $963

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