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Seagate SV35.6 Series ST2000VX000 2TB 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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  • Kevin C.
  • 10/6/2014 10:45:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGot Slower Just Before it Died

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

Pros: Worked great for about a year.

Cons: I bought two of these drive for a video system. After a year, one drive was about 30% slower on reads than when it was new and had a slight vibration. No smart errors or a legit reason to RMA it.

Three months later it suddenly had a complete failure. No warnings, it was just no longer recognized on boot up but the platters were still spinning.

Other Thoughts: The RMA process was not all that bad. It took just under two weeks to get a new drive ( refurbished) . The replacement drive seems to work very well.

Good performing drive, but based on my experience and others reviews the failure rate seems to be a bit high.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/29/2014 11:36:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggslets be serious

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

Pros: Well it worked for 5 months

Cons: It started having problems with my steam games I have at least 500 gb worth of games so I need the space. Not worth it if your a gamer

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  • Matthew S.
  • 7/15/2014 6:35:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

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

Pros: Don't know...won't stay powered for more than 20 seconds.

Cons: DOA! Spins up LOUDLY, clicks twice, Spins down...then NOTHING. REALLY!?!?

Other Thoughts: First time buying a seagate drive. Going to try the RMA process, which is already giving me a headache. No UPS label printed because this is supposedly a "large item that requires special handling". Again...REALLY!?!?!?

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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