SeagateST3000DM008
SeagateST2000DM006

Release date: Q3 2016.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 93,773 user samples
18,582 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 68% 51GB free
Poor: 68% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1010
75,191 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 62% 1.5TB free
Poor: 62% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
99.6 % +0% 99.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
174 MB/s +1% 173 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
146 MB/s +1% 144 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.69 MB/s +1% 0.68 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.63 MB/s +1% 1.61 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
78.2 MB/s +1% 77.5 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.76 MB/s +3% 0.74 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
173 MB/s 173 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
204 MB/s 205 MB/s +0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
188 MB/s 188 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.9 MB/s 1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
88.8 MB/s +1% 87.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
204 MB/s 205 MB/s +0%
Market Share
Based on 10,624,361 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.36 % 2.28 % Hugely higher market share.
+533%
Value
Value For Money
108 % Slightly better value.
+14%
94.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
78 %
Price
Price (score)
$80 $60 Cheaper.
+25%
Age
Newest
23 Months 23 Months
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 2TB
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We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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