Average Bench: 57.5% (217th of 1015)

Based on 646 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000VX002-1AH166, ST2000VX002-1AH1, ST2000VX 002, ST2000VX 002-1AH166

Average average bench

The Seagate Surveillance 2TB averaged 42.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Surveillance 2TB is 51.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Surveillance 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 49.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.86MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 646 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.9 Read 102 135
33.8 Write 98.9 132
21.4 Mixed 49.9 63.3
44.3 SusWrite 98.9 133
63.9% 87.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.68 0.8
0.4 4K Write 0.86 1.1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
123% 0.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
854GB free
Firmware: CV01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 103 109 111 103 111 MB/s
Read 122
Write 127
Mixed 61.1
SusWrite 107
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
251GB free
Firmware: CV01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 130 129 126 130 127 MB/s
Read 100
Write 96.2
Mixed 52
SusWrite 126
69% 93.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.83 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: CV01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 118 117 122 121 122 MB/s
Read 103
Write 120
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 119
66% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
66% 0.43 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CV01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 52 51 49 52 52 MB/s
Read 66.3
Write 29.7
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 50.7
32% 43 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
85% 0.57 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,751,757 HDDs tested.

Typical Surveillance 2TB Builds (Compare 41,219 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 65%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

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

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