Average Bench: 90.8% (23rd of 1014)

Based on 183,179 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000DM008-2FR102, ST2000DM008-2DM164, ST2000DM 008-2FR102, ST2000DM ST2000DM008-2FR1, ST2000DM008-2FR1

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) averaged just 9.2% 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 2.05MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 178MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) is 50.3%. 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 0.79MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 75MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 183,179 samples)
Min Avg Max
90 Read 138 181
89 Write 148 187
64.2 Mixed 75 82.5
98.3 SusWrite 178 214
98.5% 135 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1 4K Read 2.05 3
0.5 4K Write 0.79 1.7
0 4K Mixed 0.28 1
132% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 206 215 204 207 214 MB/s
Read 174
Write 153
Mixed 79.7
SusWrite 208
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
150% 1.2 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 207 207 208 208 209 MB/s
Read 118
Write 121
Mixed 76.8
SusWrite 205
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.2
100% 0.8 MB/s
457GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 143 141 142 148 145 MB/s
Read 121
Write 136
Mixed 68.9
SusWrite 142
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
138% 1.03 MB/s
92GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 101 101 104 106 105 MB/s
Read 123
Write 141
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 102
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
110% 0.93 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $835

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 Comments

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Terrible

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

Great for home game server RAID 0


Average

19 months ago.

It does the job


Excellent

1 month ago.

great for storage especially for projects, photos, and music


Excellent

4 months ago.

nice


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