SeagateST1000LM014
SeagateST3000DM008

Release date: Q1 2013.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 39,223 user samples
20,288 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 19% 625GB free
Poor: 19% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 364th / 1010
18,935 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 67% 3TB free
Poor: 67% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
48.2 % 99.2 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+106%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
84.2 MB/s 174 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+107%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
88.3 MB/s 145 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+64%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.22 MB/s Much faster random read.
+77%
0.69 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.12 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+154%
1.62 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
50.6 MB/s 78.1 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+54%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.54 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+103%
0.76 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
82.7 MB/s 172 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+108%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
115 MB/s 203 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+77%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
115 MB/s 187 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+63%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+137%
0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
5.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+184%
1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
67.5 MB/s 88.7 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+31%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
2.2 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+144%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
110 MB/s 204 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+85%
Market Share
Based on 10,578,611 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.36 % 0.47 % Much higher market share.
+31%
Value
Value For Money
21.8 % 107 % Hugely better value.
+393%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 82 % Much more popular.
+37%
Price
Price (score)
$64 Cheaper.
+20%
$80
Age
Newest
65 Months 23 Months Much more recent.
+65%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 3TB
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The Laptop (9.5mm) SSHD from Seagate has a 64MB Cache and like its younger sibling (Laptop Thin) comes equipped with 8GB of MLC NAND Flash. Apart from capacity and dimensions the specs for the two siblings are identical. At less than a year old the Laptop SSHD is relatively new, but like its smaller sibling its performance is unbalanced and favours small file IO. With average sequential speeds of 95 MB/s the Laptop SSHD lags the group leaders by over 50% at sequential IO. Small file 4K performance averages around 2 MB/s which is far better. Overall the Seagate Laptop SSHDs performance profile is skewed strongly towards small file IO. This, the 9.5mm 1TB version does represent better value for money than its smaller capacity 500GB sibling but neither of the drives are particularly strong sequential performers. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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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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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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