Average Bench: 97.1% (9th of 984)

Based on 4,773 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000DM008-2DM166, ST3000DM008-2DM1, ST3000DM 008-2DM166, ST3000DM ST3000DM008-2DM1, Seagate ST3000DM008-2DM1

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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Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) averaged just 2.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 154MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 178MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) is 35.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.21MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,773 samples)
Min Avg Max
137 Read 178 203
126 Write 161 189
100 Mixed 154 179
123% 164 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.69 0.81
1.27 4K Write 1.57 1.87
0.16 4K Mixed 0.21 0.25
80.7% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 197
Write 197
Mixed 179
144% 191 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.25
91% 0.89 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 201
Write 178
Mixed 180
140% 187 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.21
89% 0.94 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 178
Write 165
Mixed 158
126% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.81
4K Mixed 0.24
92% 0.94 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 180
Write 145
Mixed 145
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.34
4K Mixed 0.2
77% 0.75 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 5,544 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,196

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 Comments

Versatile, fast, dependable. The fiercest drive you've ever met....

Added 8 months ago.

Good

2 months ago.

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Terrible

28 days ago.

With, after under four years of not so intensive use in a Synology DS413J NAS, a failure rate of 100% for the two Seagate ST3000DM001 drives I used in it , it is safe to say that this Barracuda series was a total disaster as is also seconded by many internet testimonials. So whether this drive was the fastest or not is totally irrelevant if it proves to be as unreliable as it is. Needles to say I think that I didn't replace them by other Seagate drives. The Hitachi 3TB drives I'm also using in the same NAS ran (an still run !) consistently cooler. Shame on you Seagate.


Good

7 months ago.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Best bang for the buck!


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