Average Bench: 81.3% (74th of 1015)

Based on 7,329 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000VX008-2E3164, ST2000VX ST2000VX008-2E31, ST2000VX008-2E31, ST2000VX008-2DV164

Very good average bench

The Seagate SkyHawk 2TB (2016) averaged just 18.6% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 144MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate SkyHawk 2TB (2016) is 51.3%. 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 72.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,329 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.2 Read 144 177
82.8 Write 139 170
48.8 Mixed 72.2 82.8
79.9 SusWrite 140 177
90.5% 124 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 0.69 0.8
132% 0.97 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
897GB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 147 149 150 148 149 MB/s
Read 150
Write 144
Mixed 75.8
SusWrite 148
95% 129 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: 130 132 132 134 135 135 MB/s
Read 136
Write 139
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 133
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
613GB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 126 125 128 128 128 MB/s
Read 144
Write 140
Mixed 72
SusWrite 125
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 127 129 128 129 129 MB/s
Read 136
Write 133
Mixed 75.1
SusWrite 128
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 85 86 86 84 85 MB/s
Read 159
Write 155
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 84.8
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
608GB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 125 128 130 129 130 MB/s
Read 108
Write 102
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 128
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical SkyHawk 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 81,739 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $109

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $933

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