Kingston
SeagateST3000DM008
  

Release date ≈ Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 112,120 user samples
2 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 50% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 46% 438GB free
Poor: 46% Great: 50%
SPEED RANK: 335th / 1015
112,118 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 60% 1.5TB free
Poor: 60% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
48.3 % 92.1 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+91%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
85.7 MB/s 161 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+88%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
82.3 MB/s 131 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+59%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.43 MB/s 0.69 MB/s Much faster random read.
+60%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.87 MB/s Faster random write.
+17%
1.6 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
81.9 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+7%
76.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.22 MB/s 0.74 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+236%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
93.9 MB/s 202 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+115%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
82.7 MB/s 171 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+107%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.46 MB/s 0.8 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+74%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.95 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+8%
1.8 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
84.5 MB/s 86.9 MB/s +3%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.25 MB/s 0.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+260%
Market Share
Based on 53,404,579 HDDs tested
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 59 % More popular.
+18%
Age
Newest
81+ Months More recent.
+12%
92 Months
Capacity
Capacity
1.5TB 3TB
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