SeagateST3000DM008
WDWD10EZEX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 626,605 user samples
18,935 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 67% 3TB free
Poor: 67% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1010
607,670 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 888GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 435GB free
Poor: 51% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 75th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
99.2 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
82.4 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
174 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+14%
153 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
145 MB/s +4% 140 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.69 MB/s 1.16 MB/s Much faster random read.
+68%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.62 MB/s 2.42 MB/s Much faster random write.
+49%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
78.1 MB/s 86.4 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+11%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.76 MB/s 1.05 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+38%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
172 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+28%
134 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
203 MB/s +2% 200 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
187 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+6%
177 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+88%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.9 MB/s 3 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+58%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
88.7 MB/s 110 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+24%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+33%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
204 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+13%
180 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 10,567,331 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.47 % 11.2 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,294%
Value
Value For Money
107 % Much better value.
+77%
60.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % +4% 79 %
Price
Price (score)
$80 $39 Much cheaper.
+51%
Age
Newest
23 Months Much more recent.
+69%
74 Months
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 1TB
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The new 3TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST3000DM008) replaces its hugely successful predecessor, the 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 2011 (ST3000DM001). Comparing performance between the two models shows that the newer drive has 12% faster sequential speeds, comparable 4K speeds, improved mixed sequential speed and reduced mixed 4K speed. Overall, the effective speed is 12% faster on the 2016 model. Since there is normally little price difference between the two models the 2016 version is the clear winner especially for use as a backup drive with its impressive sequential read and write speeds of nearly 200 MBps. See the current value leaders here[Feb '17 HDrivePro]

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This is the latest version of Western Digital's mid-range Blue drive. At only one year of age this drive is relatively new and the performance figures reflect this. With maximum sequential speeds of 180 MB/s (both read and write) the Blue is amongst the faster drives currently available and in terms of real world performance it beats its predecessor the 2010 Blue (WD10EALS) by around 18%. The 2012 Blue has a single 1TB platter which combined with its 7200 rotation speed allow for above average performance across the board. In terms of value for money a larger capacity drive will nearly always be a better choice but within the 1TB category as a system drive, the 2012 Blue is a very reasonable, if not the best, option. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2018 HDD Rankings.

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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Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $145Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $172SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $191SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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