Average Bench: 46.1% (376th of 1015)

Based on 67,626 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000LM007-1R8174, ST2000LM ST2000LM007-1R8, ST2000LM ST2000LM007-1R81, ST2000LM007-1R81

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST2000LM007-1R8174 2TB averaged 53.9% 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 0.49MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.94MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST2000LM007-1R8174 2TB is 55.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST2000LM007-1R8174 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 52.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 71.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 67,626 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.4 Read 71.6 118
17.8 Write 89.4 129
17.6 Mixed 52.5 69.1
22.2 SusWrite 88.6 130
55.5% 75.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.94 1.8
0.5 4K Write 2.02 4.6
0.1 4K Mixed 0.49 0.8
131% 1.15 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: SBK2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 111 118 118 118 121 MB/s
Read 110
Write 137
Mixed 56.4
SusWrite 116
76% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
194% 1.53 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: RDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 62 85 99 99 87 MB/s
Read 79.7
Write 109
Mixed 51.1
SusWrite 79.7
59% 79.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.7
120% 0.67 MB/s
515GB free
Firmware: SBK2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 102 96 101 98 99 MB/s
Read 48
Write 109
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 99.2
57% 77.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.5
186% 2.13 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: RDM4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 12 34 34 17 38 MB/s
Read 13.8
Write 55.3
Mixed 53.9
SusWrite 25.3
28% 37.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0
42% 0.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,656,106 HDDs tested.

Typical ST2000LM007-1R8174 2TB Builds (Compare 11,343 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 80WK

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $30

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