Average Bench: 51.3% (288th of 1015)

Based on 36,328 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000LM015-2E8174, ST2000LM ST2000LM015-2E81, ST2000LM 015-2E8174, ST2000LM015-2E81

Average average bench

The Seagate ST2000LM015-2E8174 2TB averaged 48.7% 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 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST2000LM015-2E8174 2TB is 45.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST2000LM015-2E8174 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 59.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 72.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,328 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.9 Read 72.1 119
39 Write 97.7 129
31.4 Mixed 59.3 70.2
51.8 SusWrite 106 132
61.6% 83.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1 1.6
1.3 4K Write 2.24 4.7
0.2 4K Mixed 0.62 1
152% 1.29 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
547GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 127 129 114 133 132 MB/s
Read 90.1
Write 134
Mixed 63.9
SusWrite 126
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.7
199% 2.03 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 124 128 128 129 129 MB/s
Read 68.8
Write 126
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 126
71% 96.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 0.97 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 110 114 113 112 108 MB/s
Read 57.5
Write 106
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 110
61% 83.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
141% 1.03 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 63 64 63 64 65 MB/s
Read 70.6
Write 93.4
Mixed 61.1
SusWrite 63.2
53% 72.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1 MB/s
315GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 69 75 75 75 75 MB/s
Read 44.9
Write 44.9
Mixed 46.2
SusWrite 73.6
39% 52.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.5
168% 1.93 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 20 34 35 37 37 MB/s
Read 12
Write 22.6
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 29.9
18% 23.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.3
89% 0.93 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,354,049 HDDs tested.

Typical ST2000LM015-2E8174 2TB Builds (Compare 2,911 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 160%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390I GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7C04)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,090

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