Average Bench: 51.9% (289th of 1015)

Based on 24,168 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD, ST2000LM 003, ST2000LM ST2000LM003

Average average bench

The Seagate ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD 2TB averaged 48.1% 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 0.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.61MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD 2TB is 46.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 53.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 84.1MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 24,168 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.3 Read 91.4 124
38.5 Write 84.1 127
22.2 Mixed 53.9 67.2
46.9 SusWrite 89 126
58.5% 79.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.54 0.6
0.8 4K Write 2.61 4.7
0.2 4K Mixed 0.8 1.1
160% 1.32 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
696GB free
Firmware: 2BC10003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 98 100 101 101 101 MB/s
Read 116
Write 89
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 100
67% 91.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 2BC10008
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 107 106 108 108 108 MB/s
Read 103
Write 80.2
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 108
65% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2BE10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 108 108 111 111 109 MB/s
Read 102
Write 126
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 108
72% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.17 MB/s
962GB free
Firmware: 2BC10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 88 86 87 87 88 MB/s
Read 90.5
Write 68.5
Mixed 52
SusWrite 87.3
55% 74.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,111,902 HDDs tested.

Typical ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD 2TB Builds (Compare 26,715 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation 21%

System: HP Pavilion Notebook


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17 months ago.

everything i do is so damn slow ... need help or new hdd :-(


9 months ago.

performs pretty well for a 5400rpm, but acts funny on my laptop

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