Average Bench: 57.4% (217th of 1015)

Based on 616 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000VX002-1AH166, ST2000VX002-1AH1, ST2000VX 002, ST2000VX 002-1AH166

Average average bench

The Seagate Surveillance 2TB averaged 42.5% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Surveillance 2TB is 47.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Surveillance 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 50MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.86MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 616 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.5 Read 102 135
35.5 Write 99 133
21.7 Mixed 50 63.3
46.5 SusWrite 98.7 134
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 0.71 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%
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 115 132 131 131 131 MB/s
Read 126
Write 111
Mixed 26
SusWrite 127
70% 97.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
66% 0.43 MB/s
695GB free
Firmware: CV01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 131 129 130 127 126 MB/s
Read 122
Write 117
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 128
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 113 114 108 110 112 MB/s
Read 113
Write 113
Mixed 57.9
SusWrite 109
72% 98.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
135% 0.8 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: CV01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 84 83 95 107 110 MB/s
Read 120
Write 114
Mixed 54.6
SusWrite 93.7
70% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 0.87 MB/s
159GB free
Firmware: CV01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 102 93 96 94 96 MB/s
Read 93
Write 93.5
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 94.4
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.77 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 129 129 125 131 128 MB/s
Read 55.4
Write 62.7
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 125
53% 71.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
120% 0.7 MB/s
11GB free
Firmware: CV01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 14 14 15 15 15 MB/s
Read 55.5
Write 29.5
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 16.1
23% 30.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.4
71% 0.4 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,054,044 HDDs tested.

Typical Surveillance 2TB Builds (Compare 36,974 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $332

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