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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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Learn more about the Seagate ST2000VX000

Model

Brand
Seagate
Series
SV35.6 Series
Model
ST2000VX000
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity
2TB
RPM
7200 RPM
Cache
64MB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Features

Features
1TB-per-disk technology provides cost-effective 1TB, 2TB and 3TB capacities

MTBF of >1M hours; AFR of <1%

SATA 6Gb/s interface

AcuTrac technology to enhance reliability even in tough operating environments

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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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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5 out of 5 eggsNice 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: This is a very nice drive. It's quite and fast.

Transfer Rate Minimum : 92.6 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum : 197.0 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average : 160.5 MB/s
Access Time : 14.0 ms
Burst Rate : 218.2 MB/s

Works as advertised. No issues with it. Encoding video on it is very smooth.

Cons: None at this time.

Other Thoughts: Sorry people had issues with this drive. As with any part you get you stand the chance of it coming bad or failing shortly after. It's just the way things are.

It doesn't matter where it's made issues can happen with any drive.

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4 out of 5 eggsNice 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: The drive is very quiet and fast. I have no issues encoding video to it with Premier Elements while other tasks are writing to it.

I did a HDTune test on it and got these results which seem fine for me. This was done on a clean drive not even initialized.

Write transfer rate
Transfer Rate Minimum : 92.6 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum : 197.0 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average : 160.5 MB/s
Access Time : 14.0 ms
Burst Rate : 218.2 MB/s
CPU Usage : 3.3%

Cons: Issues for other reviewers.

Other Thoughts: None at this time Seems a very solid drive

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