SeagateST3000DM001
Group Average(9 Highest-Voted)
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 24,049 user samples
24,049 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 62% 3TB free
Poor: 62% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 966
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
89.7 % +1% 88.5 % -1%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
162 MB/s +4% 156 MB/s -4%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
151 MB/s -1% 152 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.66 MB/s -85% 1.22 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+85%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.59 MB/s -62% 2.58 MB/s Much faster random write.
+62%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
135 MB/s -2% 137 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.25 MB/s -26% 0.32 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+26%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
200 MB/s +4% 193 MB/s -4%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
185 MB/s -0% 186 MB/s +0%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.99 MB/s -88% 1.87 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+88%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.83 MB/s -72% 3.14 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+72%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
174 MB/s +1% 172 MB/s -1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.39 MB/s -15% 0.45 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+15%
Market Share
Based on 2,794,389 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % -1% 65.6 % +1%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.7 % -88% 3.2 % Hugely higher market share.
+88%
Price
Price (score)
$73 Much cheaper.
+60%
116 USD -60%
Value
Value For Money
106 % Hugely better value.
+101%
52.8 % -101%
Age
Newest
64 Months -29% 49.4 Months More recent.
+29%
Capacity
Capacity
3TB   —
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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Black 6TB (2015) $270G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $545SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
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