Average Bench: 92.4% (20th of 1015)

Based on 9,004 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000DM008-2FR102, ST2000DM 008-2FR102, ST2000DM ST2000DM008-2FR1, ST2000DM008-2FR1

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) averaged just 7.5% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 2.19MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.59MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) is 53.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 75.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.16MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 9,004 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.1 Read 141 187
72.8 Write 153 192
63.3 Mixed 75.8 86.4
69.2 SusWrite 181 216
101% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 2.19 4.48
0.8 4K Write 1.16 2.1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.59 1
178% 1.31 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 190 189 200 201 202 MB/s
Read 121
Write 163
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 190
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.3
144% 1.13 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 205 216 218 220 220 MB/s
Read 85
Write 121
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 215
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 7.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
455% 3.43 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,164,774 HDDs tested.


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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2018) Builds (Compare 10,994 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 70%
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Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 73%

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 141% - Outstanding Total price: $575

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Intel Core i7-8700K $350Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $139Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $208Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $99
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $108Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $41G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $651SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $95SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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