Average Bench: 86.9% (37th of 1015)

more Based on 695,066 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000DM008-2FR102, ST2000DM008-2CW102, ST2000DM008-1ER164, ST2000DM008-2DM164, ST2000DM008-2FR101, ST2000DM 008-2UB102, ST2000DM ST2000DM008-2FR1, ST2000DM008-2FR10001, ST2000DM008-2EP1, ST2000DM008-2FR1, ST2000DM008-2BD186, ST2000DM008-2UB102, ST2000DM008-2EP102, ST2000DM008-2AE164, ST2000DM 008-2FR102, ST2000DM008-2UB1

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 BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 212 216 214 211 213 MB/s
Read 151
Write 157
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 211
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
201% 1.53 MB/s
456GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 207 212 210 205 210 MB/s
Read 125
Write 164
Mixed 77.8
SusWrite 207
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
122% 1.03 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 192 176 190 188 185 MB/s
Read 143
Write 164
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 185
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
93% 0.8 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 189 186 188 186 195 MB/s
Read 136
Write 156
Mixed 77.1
SusWrite 187
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
93% 0.8 MB/s
667GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 105 111 105 109 106 MB/s
Read 142
Write 141
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 106
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
122% 1.03 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: 1001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 98 98 100 99 96 MB/s
Read 72.7
Write 95.4
Mixed 70
SusWrite 96.5
62% 83.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
85% 0.73 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2018) Builds (Compare 18,886 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $806

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 Comments

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Terrible

15 months ago.

After having it for about 2 years with 140 days of running time this is on it's last legs whereas the Kingston SSD I bought at the same time is completely fine.


Terrible

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

ST2000DM008 model, 18 months and it is dead.. stopped responding under system, wasn't even used heavy.. simple fkin storage for some random data. My 15 years old WD Black under heavy load 24/7/365 is working almost like new... this drive is a mistake. Hope will get a refund.


Terrible

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

Great for home game server RAID 0


Average

5 years ago.

It does the job


Excellent

3 years ago.

Very cheap and easily accessible to the public


Excellent

3 years ago.

great for storage especially for projects, photos, and music


Excellent

3 years ago.

nice


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