SeagateST1000DM010
SeagateST3000DM008

Release date: Q3 2016.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,232,216 user samples
1,120,098 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 914GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 513GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 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
92.3 % +0% 92.1 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
164 MB/s +2% 161 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
144 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+10%
131 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.82 MB/s Faster random read.
+19%
0.69 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.51 MB/s 1.6 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+6%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
77.2 MB/s +1% 76.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.71 MB/s 0.74 MB/s +4%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
158 MB/s 160 MB/s +1%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
199 MB/s 202 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
189 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+11%
171 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+25%
0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.7 MB/s 1.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
85.9 MB/s 86.9 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
199 MB/s 200 MB/s +1%
Market Share
Based on 53,565,028 HDDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
7.59 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,008%
0.36 %
Value
Value For Money
47.3 % 71.4 % Much better value.
+51%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % More popular.
+15%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$39 Much cheaper.
+50%
$77
Age
Newest
94 Months 94 Months
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 3TB
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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST1000DM010) has an impressive performance profile. With Sequential read/writes averaging 173 and 159 MBps respectively, the Barracuda can make short work of even moderately large backups. The small file (4K) performance profile is less impressive but still adequate with average read/writes coming in at 0.87 and 1.53 MBps respectively. For use as OS drives, rotational disks are quickly loosing market share to SSDs which offer orders of magnitude faster 4k read/write speeds. On the other hand cheap TLC based SSDs often have slower sustained write speeds than their rotational counterparts. Reasonably good overall performance can be achieved by using a TLC SSD to host the OS and a larger rotational drive such as the Barracuda for backups and media files. Larger capacity variants of this drive offer both better performance and better value for money. [Feb '17 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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