Average Bench: 54.6% (256th of 1015)

Based on 9,422 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000LM015-2E8174, ST2000LM ST2000LM015-2E81, ST2000LM 015-2E8174, ST2000LM015-2E81

Average average bench

The Seagate ST2000LM015-2E8174 2TB averaged 45.3% 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 0.65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.23MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST2000LM015-2E8174 2TB is 40.8%. 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 55.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 82.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,422 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.8 Read 82.4 122
55 Write 104 133
39.4 Mixed 55.7 67.5
57.6 SusWrite 107 131
63.9% 87.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.1 1.9
1.3 4K Write 3.23 4.9
0.3 4K Mixed 0.65 0.9
178% 1.66 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 121 124 131 132 125 MB/s
Read 122
Write 100
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 126
73% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
201% 1.5 MB/s
935GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 121 121 126 127 125 MB/s
Read 93.2
Write 100
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 123
68% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.1
123% 1.67 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 120 121 115 108 107 MB/s
Read 79
Write 128
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 115
71% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.7
187% 1.7 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 111 113 113 114 114 MB/s
Read 76.9
Write 121
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 112
66% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.6
181% 1.8 MB/s
986GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 116 117 117 117 116 MB/s
Read 67
Write 114
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 115
65% 88.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.5
163% 1.73 MB/s
470GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 93 95 97 97 101 MB/s
Read 80.2
Write 101
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 95.4
60% 81.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.5
165% 1.97 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 72 73 82 88 103 MB/s
Read 89.3
Write 133
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 80
66% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.8
208% 1.87 MB/s
336GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 66 65 65 65 MB/s
Read 50.7
Write 85.1
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 64.5
47% 63.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.5
159% 1.73 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,302,932 HDDs tested.

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,083

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