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, 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 Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
368GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 199 195 203 196 201 MB/s
Read 154
Write 150
Mixed 80.6
SusWrite 197
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 2.8
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
139% 1.17 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 195 194 193 200 204 MB/s
Read 144
Write 182
Mixed 75.2
SusWrite 197
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0
99% 0.9 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 189 186 180 190 181 MB/s
Read 132
Write 162
Mixed 77.4
SusWrite 182
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
118% 1 MB/s
381GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 171 178 174 180 176 MB/s
Read 122
Write 144
Mixed 76.8
SusWrite 175
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
118% 0.87 MB/s
700GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 156 158 158 160 163 MB/s
Read 119
Write 144
Mixed 74.4
SusWrite 157
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
106% 0.9 MB/s
394GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 99 99 96 101 96 MB/s
Read 122
Write 103
Mixed 74
SusWrite 97.7
73% 99.1 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 14,651 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $863

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 Comments

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Terrible

2 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

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

3 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

24 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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