SeagateST1000DM010
WDWD3003FZEX

Release date: Q3 2016.

Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 520,615 user samples
508,802 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 854GB free
Poor: 54% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 1015
11,813 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 1.5TB free
Poor: 61% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 71st / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
91.6 % Faster effective speed.
+12%
82.1 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
164 MB/s Faster read speed.
+11%
148 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
144 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+5%
137 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.81 MB/s 0.88 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+9%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.49 MB/s 3.02 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+103%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
76.6 MB/s 89.1 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+16%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.74 MB/s 1 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+35%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
156 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+13%
138 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
202 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+11%
182 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
194 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+18%
165 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+10%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.7 MB/s 3.6 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+112%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
86.3 MB/s 110 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+27%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.12 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+24%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
200 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+18%
169 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 28,681,273 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
5.09 % Insanely higher market share.
+16,867%
0.03 %
Value
Value For Money
43.6 % Better value.
+23%
35.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
109 % Hugely more popular.
+118%
50 %
Price
Price (score)
$42 Much cheaper.
+70%
$138
Age
Newest
46 Months Much more recent.
+39%
76+ Months
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 3TB
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