Average Bench: 88.2% (32nd of 1015)

more Based on 10,036 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 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 0.71MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 158MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB is 62%. This is a particularly 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 72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.29MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,036 samples)
Min Avg Max
87 Read 158 202
85.2 Write 152 196
36.6 Mixed 72 88.9
70.6 SusWrite 150 199
97.1% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.74 0.9
0.6 4K Write 1.29 1.7
0.4 4K Mixed 0.71 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: CV26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 197 192 199 197 187 MB/s
Read 197
Write 187
Mixed 83.4
SusWrite 195
121% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CV26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 193 198 199 197 196 MB/s
Read 187
Write 182
Mixed 91.1
SusWrite 196
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 178 188 187 183 185 MB/s
Read 186
Write 174
Mixed 66
SusWrite 181
110% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 0.9 MB/s
166GB free
Firmware: CV26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 105 107 106 106 107 MB/s
Read 105
Write 102
Mixed 70
SusWrite 106
71% 96 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,749,847 HDDs tested.

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MSRP ≈ $116 @ launch in Dec '11
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Typical Video SV35.6 Series 2TB Builds (Compare 41,215 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $326

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