Average Bench: 85.1% (48th of 1015)

more Based on 586,304 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 14.9% 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 1.99MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 168MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) is 52.4%. 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 0.78MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 73.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 586,304 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.1 Read 128 172
80.8 Write 141 182
62 Mixed 73.6 82.9
89.9 SusWrite 168 212
93.5% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 1.99 3
0.5 4K Write 0.78 1.7
0 4K Mixed 0.23 0.9
123% 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: 192 199 197 199 204 199 MB/s
Read 156
Write 174
Mixed 82
SusWrite 198
111% 153 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
118% 1 MB/s
859GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 188 190 192 186 191 MB/s
Read 147
Write 40.7
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 183
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 5.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
243% 2 MB/s
438GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 174 177 187 186 183 MB/s
Read 152
Write 150
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 176
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
143% 1.07 MB/s
622GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 165 196 200 200 199 MB/s
Read 140
Write 170
Mixed 78.4
SusWrite 185
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
145% 1.03 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 142 181 162 160 196 MB/s
Read 158
Write 130
Mixed 76.4
SusWrite 162
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
232% 1.6 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 219 203 227 219 222 MB/s
Read 75.5
Write 71.3
Mixed 81
SusWrite 215
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.1
119% 1.1 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 47 29 11 30 27 MB/s
Read 106
Write 110
Mixed 86.3
SusWrite 39
63% 85.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.73 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 2TB (2018) Builds (Compare 97,364 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 86%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $850

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 Comments

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Excellent

8 months ago.

Reliable, fast and great in price


Terrible

17 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

15 months ago.

Very cheap and easily accessible to the public


Excellent

21 months ago.

great for storage especially for projects, photos, and music


Excellent

24 months ago.

nice


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