Average Bench: 89.6% (32nd of 1015)

Based on 39,021 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000DM008-2FR102, ST2000DM008-2DM164, ST2000DM 008-2FR102, ST2000DM ST2000DM008-2FR1, ST2000DM008-2FR1

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) averaged just 10.4% 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 1.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.46MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) is 61.2%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.95MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 73.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 39,021 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.3 Read 136 177
71.8 Write 148 188
62.3 Mixed 73.3 82.2
70.8 SusWrite 176 215
97.6% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.59 4K Read 1.9 2.9
0.6 4K Write 0.95 1.9
0.1 4K Mixed 0.46 0.9
148% 1.1 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: 153 216 218 217 215 217 MB/s
Read 148
Write 184
Mixed 76
SusWrite 206
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
114% 0.97 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 195 207 207 209 208 MB/s
Read 141
Write 166
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 200
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
147% 1.1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 181 189 189 186 191 MB/s
Read 151
Write 152
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 186
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
130% 0.97 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 197 196 198 203 202 MB/s
Read 116
Write 118
Mixed 76
SusWrite 198
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
132% 0.97 MB/s
165GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 103 115 119 118 114 MB/s
Read 75.3
Write 113
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 112
68% 92.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
122% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2018) Builds (Compare 25,884 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $111

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $517

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Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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