Average Bench: 86.8% (38th of 1015)

more Based on 481,534 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000DM008-2FR102, ST2000DM008-2EP102, ST2000DM008-2DM164, ST2000DM008-2FR101, ST2000DM 008-2UB102, ST2000DM 008-2FR102, ST2000DM ST2000DM008-2FR1, ST2000DM008-2FR10001, 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.97MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 171MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) is 51.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.79MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 73.1MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 481,534 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.7 Read 132 175
78.4 Write 140 182
60.6 Mixed 73.1 82
105 SusWrite 171 213
94.3% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.83 4K Read 1.97 2.8
0.5 4K Write 0.79 1.8
0 4K Mixed 0.24 0.96
124% 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: 179 220 220 215 218 215 MB/s
Read 144
Write 109
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 211
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
159% 1.2 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 203 205 210 212 210 MB/s
Read 146
Write 179
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 207
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
119% 0.9 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 199 204 205 206 205 MB/s
Read 150
Write 110
Mixed 74.6
SusWrite 200
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
93% 0.8 MB/s
138GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 106 107 107 108 111 MB/s
Read 86.4
Write 126
Mixed 68.8
SusWrite 108
71% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
83% 0.7 MB/s
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3 months ago.

Sustained reads @ 170MBps are ok, but real world performance for day to day usage is painfully slow. It took probably 8+ minutes for my 9th Gen i5 and 16GB RAM pc to boot. I just cloned the OS to a 970 EVO Plus and I’m happy with this PC again.


2 months ago.

Reliable, fast and great in price


11 months ago.

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


24 months ago.

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


21 months ago.

Great for home game server RAID 0


2 years ago.

It does the job


16 months ago.

great for storage especially for projects, photos, and music


10 months ago.

Very cheap and easily accessible to the public


18 months ago.


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