Average Bench: 97.5% (8th of 979)

Based on 2,251 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 2.5% 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 157MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 179MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) is 34.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) performs reasonably consistently 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 2,251 samples)
Min Avg Max
140 Read 179 203
112 Write 161 187
107 Mixed 157 181
124% 166 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.69 0.81
1.18 4K Write 1.56 1.85
0.16 4K Mixed 0.21 0.25
80.8% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
810GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 194
Write 181
Mixed 172
137% 182 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.23
88% 0.87 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 199
Write 170
Mixed 177
137% 182 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.18
82% 0.84 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 183
Write 163
Mixed 178
132% 175 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.2
70% 0.69 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 111
Write 114
Mixed 116
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.2
70% 0.76 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 2,526 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,141

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Intel Core i7-7700K $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
Intel Core i5-7600K $229AMD RX 480 $248Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
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