Average Bench: 86.9% (37th of 1015)

more Based on 695,066 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000DM008-2FR102, ST2000DM008-2EP102, ST2000DM008-2DM164, ST2000DM008-2FR101, ST2000DM 008-2UB102, ST2000DM 008-2FR102, ST2000DM ST2000DM008-2FR1, ST2000DM008-2UB1, ST2000DM008-2FR10001, ST2000DM008-2EP1, ST2000DM008-2FR1, ST2000DM008-2BD186, ST2000DM008-2UB102

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) averaged just 13.1% 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 2.04MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 173MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) is 53%. 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 74MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 695,066 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.8 Read 130 173
85.3 Write 142 183
62 Mixed 74 86.4
102 SusWrite 173 213
94.8% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 2.04 4.1
0.5 4K Write 0.79 1.7
0 4K Mixed 0.26 1
128% 1.03 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: 207 206 204 206 208 209 MB/s
Read 132
Write 129
Mixed 72.9
SusWrite 207
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
190% 1.33 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 183 190 192 192 186 MB/s
Read 129
Write 167
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 187
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
97% 0.83 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 210 207 209 209 209 MB/s
Read 96.9
Write 141
Mixed 93.4
SusWrite 208
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 6.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
293% 2.4 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 156 166 159 160 159 MB/s
Read 132
Write 137
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 159
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
155% 1.17 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 147 155 146 140 150 MB/s
Read 100
Write 129
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 146
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
130% 0.97 MB/s
125GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 142 140 134 131 137 MB/s
Read 70.4
Write 104
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 136
69% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
93% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2018) Builds (Compare 12,701 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 98%
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $128

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 Comments

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Excellent

12 months ago.

Reliable, fast and great in price


Terrible

21 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Great for home game server RAID 0


Average

3 years ago.

It does the job


Excellent

20 months ago.

Very cheap and easily accessible to the public


Excellent

2 years ago.

great for storage especially for projects, photos, and music


Excellent

2 years ago.

nice


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