Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001

Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 16 March 2014. Page 4 of 4. 17 Comments

The results for this benchmarking of the Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001 were very mixed. In some of the tests the ST2000DM001 was running lower than even the older HDDs running at SATA2 / 5400 RPM, but it did boast the highest storage capacity of the hard drives tested at 2TB. While the performance isn't a strong point, its 2TB storage capacity and coming in at just under $90 USD does make it a bit more worthwhile depending upon your particular needs. I'm already running one of these in a local server mostly for cold storage and this second one will also be used for mostly "cold storage" purposes with an encrypted Btrfs file-system using LZO compression when it's commissioned into the server.

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