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Seagate SV35.6 Series ST2000VX000 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 1TB-per-disk technology, cost-effective
  • MTBF of >1M hours; AFR of <1%; SATA 6Gb/s interface
  • Optimized for 24x7 video surveillance systems
  • High reliability and performane with AcuTrac technology
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Michael R.
  • 7/6/2014 9:10:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMany things about this drive turned out to be false

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST2000VX000 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: 2TB - fast and relatively consistent.

Cons: Drive failure a year before warranty expiration

Other Thoughts: Not going to complain about the warranty - a drive failure a year before the warranty expires is a great thing, as long as the data is backed up somewhere, but this drive doesn't like to be RAIDed.

After weeks of research almost two years ago, this was the only drive reported to have a 512B physical block size - which was required by Solaris for the pool it was planned to go in.

It didn't. Solaris eventually saw through the 512B emulation mode to the 4096B sectors underneath and, when intended to be swapped in as a hot spare, refused to align (evidently, I didn't do /enough/ research).

So it became a singleton - it became the drive that the server packaged stuff on once a week (certainly nowhere near the 24/7 use it claims to support) to backup to a third party.

I tried mirroring it with its twin, but it just really didn't seem to want to align with that, either (which was absolutely strange, but whatever...I've seen my share of "completely nuts" in Solarisland, so it's not unexpected).

Finally, after around a year and a half of once-a-week use, the drive gave up suddenly about two nights ago.

I'm going to see how a PCB swap goes with this one and update the review depending - the board makes it a little obvious that it's the issue (contacts discolored like most drives do).

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  • James I.
  • 5/5/2014 6:18:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFlaky

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST2000VX000 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: The drives still function intermittently, so I may be able to get my data off of them.

Cons: The primary drive stopped booting about a month ago. Now that I've got some time to attempt a recovery, the backup (because they wouldn't work mirrored) is failing intermittently, making restoring the data very painful. Here's hoping I don't lose most of the data.

Other Thoughts: I've had two of these drives for just over two years. I originally tried to set them up as a mirrored pair, but that failed spectacularly. They do not support RAID.

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  • yinshu z.
  • 3/6/2014 10:02:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsbuying 3rd one

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST2000VX000 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I wanted to give a one because I'm pretty upset. but it did worked for awhile. if it last over 3 years(warranty period) and die, i wont complain a word.

Cons: click of death in less than 2 years

Other Thoughts: i bought 1st sv35 2012/10. 2nd one last year.

2012 one went "click of death" today, "luckily", I can use board from same SV35 to bring it back to life. "unluckily" both of them are part of volume group, have to move all 2TB of extents from 2012 one before trash it. that's why i'm going to buy the 3rd one.

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  • Hsien W.
  • 2/7/2014 12:40:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs1 out of four isn't bad.

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST2000VX000 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: 1 out of 4 drives is still up after 1 (yes ONE) day.
NewEgg service!!!

Cons: 3 out of 4 drives died after ONE day

Other Thoughts: Had to return the whole thing for full refund. could trust replacement. Really happy that Newegg was so pleasant about it and very efficient in getting my order refunded. and that is why I shop here.

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  • Robert S.
  • 12/30/2013 5:33:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTivo

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST2000VX000 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Good specs

Cons: Will NOT work with Tivo Romeo

Other Thoughts: Go WD,works

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  • Peter G.
  • 11/15/2013 7:28:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBeware

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST2000VX000 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Absolute junk. Errors began in a month, would not boot in 4 months and every morning I had to cross my fingers and hope for a useful boot. Stay away from this product

Cons: Cheap, Junk, Failure

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5 out of 5 eggsFantastic for it's designed purpose

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST2000VX000 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: First it’s important to note that this drive is “Optimized for 24x7 video surveillance systems”. What does this tell you? It tells you that it is optimized for sequential and continuous writing and play back. If anyone gives it bad ratings for being slow as a general application drive it’s because they didn’t know enough to understand what it was they were buying. This is a great drive for “brute” storage, of pictures, videos, or just files you want to keep around but don’t need rocket speed access to. It would also be fine for a generic non-performance related PC. It wouldn't be a particularly great drive for gaming, though in most cases you would want a large amount of DRAM for that which may in some (not particularly all) cases work to pre-load files before they were needed so you may not notice any problems.

The fact that it is rated great than 1M hours MTBF (Mean Time between Failures) means that it’s likely to be around for some time. This rating is misunderstood by many – as it doesn't tell it is likely a theoretical calculation which is calculated by using the MTBF of all the components in the unit. It doesn't mean that there are no early life failures, but it means that it’s not that likely unless unlucky you will have problems.

For grins, though I wasn’t expecting any earth shattering results, I ran IOMeter which is an open source program still widely in the industry (even though the last release was in 2006) it still is a highly configurable disk testing utility (with a little bit of a learning curve). What you should find on a drive like this is it will get a very high MBs per Second speed with large packets and very low for small packets. This is true with most drives but would be even more so with a drive optimized for streaming video recording and playback. So it seemed more worthwhile to run mixed packet sizes and rates so I ran the “ALL IN ONE” option over my SATA 2 link to a drive caddy.

IOMeter 2006.07.27 On a SATAII i7-920 12GB using 8 threads running “ALL IN ONE” script on all eight threads. Note that earlier version of IOMeter would read faster as the developers changes something in the way it performs these tests. HD tests like this *cannot* be compared in any meaningful way to any other test and are only useful in comparing to other drives benchmarked against this specific test.

Total I/Os per Second = 587
Total MB per second = 7.52
Average I/O Response Time (ms) = 13.6 ms
Maximum I/O Reponse Time (ms) = 650

So what’s this mean? It means that it’s actually reasonable response for a mechanical drive. If you were streaming video you might get a magnitude or more greater than 7.52 MB/S but this is a mixed rate. If I were putting together a PC for myself and wanted a reasonably decent machine, I might install a 250GB SSD and then something like this for secondary storage. Or if I were putting together just a generally utility machine this is actually a reasonable solution.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: I’ve worked at various disk storage companies and an SSD manufacturer – specifically those involved with video storage and retrieval and an embedded systems software engineer. I have never worked for Seagate. There are really few who know drives and if you know enough about them, you will realize that you probably don’t know that much about them as they are really complex (I fall into this camp). But I have put in some hours disk testing and think I can make a few semi intelligent comments about this drive.

For what it is, for what they state it is, it looks like a pretty decent deal. I would buy it and recommend buying it if your intended use matches my previous statements.

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5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST2000VX000 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Very quiet
Runs cool
64MB cache
Plenty fast
SATA 3.0 interface
3 year warranty

Cons: None found. Initially had problem with drive dropping into SATA 1.0 mode, but found a faulty cable to be the cause.

Other Thoughts: My computer is getting a bit dated, but it still has a SATA 2.0 interface which should provide plenty of bandwidth for a traditional hard drive. Test computer runs an Asus P5E motherboard (ICH9R chipset), Core 2 Quad Q9450.

Ran 3 read and write tests with HD Tune and averaged the results.

Read speeds:
Minimum - 90.4 MB/s
Maximum - 205.0 MB/s
Average - 160.9 MB/s

Access time - 14.3 ms
Burst rate - 205.4 MB/s



Write speeds:
Minimum - 81.0 MB/s
Maximum - 203.6 MB/s
Average - 156.6 MB/s

Access time - 13.9 ms
Burst rate - 186.7 MB/s

I did some "torture testing" and checked the temp with the drive's internal sensor as well as a Micro Temp infrared thermometer:
External temp never exceeded 87F / 30.6C
Internal topped at 89.6F / 32C

I do worry about drive longevity based on some other reviews and because this is the first drive I've owned that's made in China.

This drive blows my old Western Digital WD6400AAKS out of the water. The slowest component in your PC is the hard drive and even a few years makes a huge difference. Color me impressed.

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5 out of 5 eggsExcellent drive

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST2000VX000 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I received a bare "OEM" drive, as I would expect based on the description. You too will receive no cables, or any software, but that is OK. Seagate makes drive installation easy with Seatools that you can download for free from their site and run on a USB stick or burn to CD/DVD media.
The drive itself is 3.5" form factor, the dimensions and other basic specifications are listed here.
its 2TB unformatted, so just like your file cabinet could hold 2 million or trillion pages without folders, this could hold its full 2TB, but to work right it needs formatting for the system its installed in, so you end up with around 1.81TB of useable space on a Windows system.
Its advanced 4K clusters, when the drive natively stores data it has to store them in segments, and for years drives and Operating Systems used smaller segments. Since data has grown, storage size needed to grow, and smaller segments were not efficient.
Its Sata III interface, which allows for higher burst data rates, but is not saturated by the drive's read and write capabilities.
Speed. The main factor in many purchasing choices.
Multiple passes of HD Tune Pro shows the following.
Read 212MBps Peak uncached.
Average 156MBps uncached
Lowest 122MBps uncached.
Burst 212MBps uncached
Average seek time was around 13-14ms, lower than advertised.
I mention uncached, as that is the speed of the heads writing and writing to the platters, not using the 64MB of buffer or cache memory. It shows what the drive is truly capable of.

With the buffer enabled the cached read/write speed varies depending on what is already in the buffer for files, but it was between 200 and 320MBps.

Filling the Que length up to 32 showed the drives 64MB of cache and logic was well matched up, the drive never stalled even when performing reads and writes of a mix of mismatched small 1Kb and 64Kb files.

the drive exhibited no noise beyond what I would consider normal in operation and wake.

It was running much cooler than the 750GB drive it replaced.

All in all it is a solid product.*

Cons: None I encountered.

Other Thoughts: I used my test drive after running it in an existing windows install with seatools I cloned the existing drive and its now been running through many virus scans, defragments, installations, uninstallations, and very heavy use.

It is a China made drive, but I have had no issues with it and after another month of successful use the prior drive will be formatted.

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4 out of 5 eggsSo far so good!

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST2000VX000 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: This sucker works better than the 7k drives. I have streamed off of it to two targets with transcoding, as well as video editing. If it works for multi tasking, then Samsung is doing that part right.

Cons: 1. This one is a HUGE one. The warranty is less than the standard 50 year electronic warrant. This means, Seagate has no faith in this product.

Other Thoughts: I simply do not care where this product was made. If it works as advertise, that is how it should be.

The transfer from and to SSD is consistantly 130MB/s.

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