Average Bench: 90.4% (30th of 1015)

Based on 24,319 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000DM008-2FR102, ST2000DM 008-2FR102, ST2000DM ST2000DM008-2FR1, ST2000DM008-2FR1

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) averaged just 9.5% 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. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.54MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) is 60.1%. 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 1.09MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 73.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,319 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.3 Read 137 182
81.4 Write 148 188
55 Mixed 73.4 84.8
62.6 SusWrite 179 215
98% 134 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.55 4K Read 1.99 3.15
0.6 4K Write 1.09 2.1
0.1 4K Mixed 0.54 1
163% 1.21 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: 202 203 218 220 219 220 MB/s
Read 155
Write 172
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 214
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
220% 1.63 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 212 216 218 217 219 MB/s
Read 151
Write 168
Mixed 75.4
SusWrite 215
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
141% 1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 213 220 220 220 218 MB/s
Read 149
Write 193
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 216
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
159% 1.2 MB/s
983GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 181 184 184 187 183 MB/s
Read 177
Write 151
Mixed 78.3
SusWrite 182
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
157% 1.17 MB/s
649GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 173 175 175 175 174 MB/s
Read 174
Write 153
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 171
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
130% 0.97 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 204 209 208 208 205 MB/s
Read 124
Write 168
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 204
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
163% 1.23 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 194 204 202 198 196 MB/s
Read 120
Write 154
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 197
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
147% 1.1 MB/s
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Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $566

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