Average Bench: 97.5% (9th of 984)

Based on 3,895 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 32.1%. 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 0.68MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,895 samples)
Min Avg Max
140 Read 179 201
128 Write 161 188
118 Mixed 157 180
125% 166 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.68 0.81
1.08 4K Write 1.54 1.85
0.14 4K Mixed 0.21 0.25
80% 0.81 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 208
Write 203
Mixed 186
150% 199 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.22
88% 0.89 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 182
Write 174
Mixed 166
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.16
80% 0.83 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 172
Mixed 163
128% 171 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.19
87% 0.93 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 187
Write 160
Mixed 159
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.17
78% 0.8 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 147
Write 140
Mixed 143
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.16
57% 0.57 MB/s
745GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 144
Write 138
Mixed 136
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.17
73% 0.77 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 171
Write 111
Mixed 125
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 0.56
4K Mixed 0.24
59% 0.45 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 4,447 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,215

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