Average Bench: 88.9% (29th of 1015)

more Based on 477,525 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000DM008-2FR102, ST2000DM008-2EP102, ST2000DM008-2DM164, ST2000DM008-2FR101, ST2000DM 008-2UB102, ST2000DM 008-2FR102, ST2000DM ST2000DM008-2FR1, ST2000DM008-2FR10001, ST2000DM008-2FR1, ST2000DM008-2BD186, ST2000DM008-2UB102

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) averaged just 11.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.96MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 176MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) is 51.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.77MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 74.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 477,525 samples)
Min Avg Max
77 Read 134 174
83.2 Write 144 184
63.2 Mixed 74.5 83
104 SusWrite 176 213
96.6% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.96 2.8
0.5 4K Write 0.77 1.7
0 4K Mixed 0.26 1
124% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
872GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 215 215 215 213 216 MB/s
Read 171
Write 150
Mixed 72
SusWrite 213
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
93% 0.8 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 201 196 204 211 209 MB/s
Read 179
Write 149
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 204
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.4
134% 1.17 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 195 209 216 212 211 MB/s
Read 147
Write 156
Mixed 80.1
SusWrite 207
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
150% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 177 191 193 193 191 MB/s
Read 164
Write 166
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 189
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
162% 1.17 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 171 182 193 198 173 MB/s
Read 148
Write 159
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 181
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.7
147% 0.9 MB/s
579GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 133 146 151 151 148 MB/s
Read 104
Write 124
Mixed 64.7
SusWrite 145
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
64% 0.57 MB/s
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 86%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $109

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 Comments

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1 month ago.

Sustained reads @ 170MBps are ok, but real world performance for day to day usage is painfully slow. It took probably 8+ minutes for my 9th Gen i5 and 16GB RAM pc to boot. I just cloned the OS to a 970 EVO Plus and I’m happy with this PC again.


Excellent

7 days ago.

Reliable, fast and great in price


Terrible

9 months ago.

very low speed when I continue copy in! write speed too slow!!


Terrible

21 months ago.

Very slow, bad performing disk (the series ending on 08) related to other Seagate disks (01,06)


Excellent

18 months ago.

Great for home game server RAID 0


Average

2 years ago.

It does the job


Excellent

14 months ago.

great for storage especially for projects, photos, and music


Excellent

8 months ago.

Very cheap and easily accessible to the public


Excellent

16 months ago.

nice


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