Average Bench: 53% (278th of 1015)

Based on 13,273 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000LM015-2E8174, ST2000LM ST2000LM015-2E81, ST2000LM 015-2E8174, ST2000LM015-2E81

Average average bench

The Seagate ST2000LM015-2E8174 2TB averaged 46.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.63MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.12MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST2000LM015-2E8174 2TB is 39.9%. 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 57.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 78MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,273 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.6 Read 78 120
58.4 Write 103 134
41.3 Mixed 57.3 68.4
58 SusWrite 106 131
63.1% 86 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.05 1.9
1.3 4K Write 3.12 4.9
0.23 4K Mixed 0.63 1
172% 1.6 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: 119 128 133 135 134 127 MB/s
Read 118
Write 110
Mixed 57.5
SusWrite 129
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
195% 1.47 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 122 121 124 125 127 MB/s
Read 116
Write 128
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 123
76% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
185% 1.33 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 127 128 133 134 130 MB/s
Read 67
Write 100
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 127
68% 91.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
174% 1.3 MB/s
395GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 115 115 118 110 120 MB/s
Read 76
Write 56.2
Mixed 83.7
SusWrite 115
62% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.4
136% 1.23 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 108 111 111 111 111 MB/s
Read 69.7
Write 108
Mixed 54
SusWrite 109
62% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.6
182% 1.93 MB/s
596GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 70 74 76 74 78 MB/s
Read 64.3
Write 78.7
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 72.3
49% 66.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.2
68% 0.77 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 83 80 85 85 84 MB/s
Read 49.2
Write 74.7
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 82.9
47% 63.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.4
163% 1.93 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 59 64 73 72 66 MB/s
Read 43.3
Write 60.5
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 65.7
42% 56.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.4
94% 0.77 MB/s
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,187

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