Average Bench: 77.5% (98th of 1015)

more Based on 4,618 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 22.4% 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 136MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST2000VM003-1CT164 2TB is 65.2%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST2000VM003-1CT164 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 61.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.27MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,618 samples)
Min Avg Max
62 Read 136 175
69.1 Write 135 173
30.1 Mixed 61.3 74
67.5 SusWrite 134 174
85.2% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.66 0.8
0.66 4K Write 1.27 1.7
0.3 4K Mixed 0.68 0.8
127% 0.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: SC11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 176 176 177 177 177 MB/s
Read 177
Write 171
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 176
108% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 158 153 159 167 164 MB/s
Read 150
Write 158
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 159
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 155 173 176 169 141 MB/s
Read 140
Write 131
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 159
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SC11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 108 132 139 144 146 MB/s
Read 153
Write 136
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 133
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: ES22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 55 56 57 59 59 MB/s
Read 79.1
Write 55.2
Mixed 41.4
SusWrite 56.7
43% 58.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.83 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: ES22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 26 33 36 26 29 MB/s
Read 37.5
Write 48
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 30.4
26% 35.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
68% 0.43 MB/s
710GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ES22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 31 33 35 34 27 MB/s
Read 11
Write 27.7
Mixed 15.3
SusWrite 29.3
15% 20.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
24% 0.23 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,164,774 HDDs tested.

Typical ST2000VM003-1CT164 2TB Builds (Compare 21,582 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 111% - Outstanding Total price: $822

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