Average Bench: 88.9% (34th of 1015)

more Based on 6,859 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 11.0% 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 0.74MB/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 54.7%. 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 72.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.29MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,859 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.2 Read 159 204
91.4 Write 153 198
39.7 Mixed 72.6 89
94.4 SusWrite 151 202
97.9% 134 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.74 0.9
0.7 4K Write 1.29 1.7
0.43 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
137% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
316GB free
Firmware: CV23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 151 153 153 154 147 MB/s
Read 201
Write 196
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 151
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: CV27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 94 95 104 118 117 MB/s
Read 142
Write 153
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 105
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,989,950 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Dec '11
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Typical Video SV35.6 Series 2TB Builds (Compare 50,552 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $414

Popular Video SV35.6 Series 2TB systems:

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Intel Core i5-9600K $218Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $42
Intel Core i5-9400F $155Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $324Nvidia RTX 2060 $349Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $653SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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