Average Bench: 78% (93rd of 1015)

more Based on 6,391 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000VM003-1CT164, ST2000VM ST2000VM003-1CT1, ST2000VM ST2000VM003-1ET1, ST2000VM003-1CT1, ST2000VM 003-1ET164, ST2000VM003-1ET164, ST2000VM 003-1CT164, ST2000VM003-1ET1

Good average bench

The Seagate ST2000VM003-1CT164 2TB averaged 22.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate ST2000VM003-1CT164 2TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.68MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 138MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST2000VM003-1CT164 2TB is 56.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST2000VM003-1CT164 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 60.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.28MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,391 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.9 Read 138 176
72.3 Write 136 172
29.7 Mixed 60.8 74.4
63.1 SusWrite 134 173
85.5% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.67 0.8
0.5 4K Write 1.28 1.7
0.3 4K Mixed 0.68 0.8
127% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: ES22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 172 177 167 178 162 MB/s
Read 168
Write 154
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 170
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 156 160 160 161 154 MB/s
Read 158
Write 149
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 158
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.9 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 152 156 158 159 150 MB/s
Read 159
Write 160
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 149
96% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.97 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 127 147 156 156 157 MB/s
Read 148
Write 143
Mixed 71.6
SusWrite 143
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
953GB free
Firmware: SC11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 146 146 148 149 146 MB/s
Read 139
Write 142
Mixed 71.3
SusWrite 146
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 141 147 161 162 136 MB/s
Read 129
Write 128
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 146
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.83 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 118 124 134 127 131 MB/s
Read 135
Write 134
Mixed 62.4
SusWrite 120
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
105% 0.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,705,722 HDDs tested.

Typical ST2000VM003-1CT164 2TB Builds (Compare 18,261 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z370-P - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $839

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