SeagateST3000DM008
Hitachi

Release date: Q3 2016.

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Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 54,521 user samples
48,753 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 62% 2.5TB free
Poor: 62% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1015
5,768 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 52% 810GB free
Worst Bench: 13% 108GB free (System drive)
Poor: 13% Great: 52%
SPEED RANK: 574th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
96.3 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+166%
36.2 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
169 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+158%
65.5 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
136 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+110%
64.7 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.68 MB/s Faster random read.
+21%
0.56 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.62 MB/s Much faster random write.
+41%
1.15 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
77.9 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+108%
37.4 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.76 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+9%
0.7 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
167 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+176%
60.4 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
204 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+112%
96.1 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
175 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+83%
95.7 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+14%
0.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.9 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+36%
1.4 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
87.7 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+66%
52.8 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
202 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+120%
91.7 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 21,734,915 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.51 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,600%
0.03 %
Value
Value For Money
72.3 % Insanely better value.
+4,594%
1.54 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % Much more popular.
+66%
50 %
Price
Price (score)
$80 Much cheaper.
+47%
$150
Age
Newest
39 Months Much more recent.
+44%
70+ Months
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 320GB
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