Average Bench: 81.9% (72nd of 1015)

Based on 4,064 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000VX008-2E3164, ST2000VX ST2000VX008-2E31, ST2000VX008-2E31, ST2000VX008-2DV164

Very good average bench

The Seagate SkyHawk 2TB (2016) averaged just 18.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate SkyHawk 2TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 145MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate SkyHawk 2TB (2016) is 46.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate SkyHawk 2TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 72.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,064 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.1 Read 145 178
92.3 Write 142 171
48.5 Mixed 72.3 82.6
82.2 SusWrite 140 175
91.4% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.62 0.7
1.3 4K Write 1.58 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.7 0.8
133% 0.97 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 162 166 164 165 163 MB/s
Read 164
Write 157
Mixed 70.4
SusWrite 164
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 159 161 159 159 157 MB/s
Read 167
Write 162
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 159
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
654GB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 146 149 148 147 147 MB/s
Read 160
Write 162
Mixed 74
SusWrite 147
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 148 148 147 148 148 MB/s
Read 152
Write 146
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 147
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
174GB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 164 167 168 163 167 MB/s
Read 113
Write 117
Mixed 73
SusWrite 166
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
806GB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 137 138 139 139 140 MB/s
Read 113
Write 102
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 138
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 114 122 125 132 118 MB/s
Read 131
Write 140
Mixed 62.4
SusWrite 118
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
640GB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 71 67 89 101 101 MB/s
Read 101
Write 110
Mixed 60
SusWrite 83.4
65% 88.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1 MB/s
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Typical SkyHawk 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 47,805 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $121

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $974

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