SeagateST3000DM008
Hitachi
  

Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 116,519 user samples
100,508 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 60% 2TB free
Poor: 60% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1015
16,011 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 24% 234GB free (System drive)
Poor: 24% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 219th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
93.1 % Much faster effective speed.
+62%
57.5 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
164 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+56%
105 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
133 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+30%
102 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.68 MB/s Faster random read.
+15%
0.59 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.61 MB/s Faster random write.
+18%
1.36 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
77.2 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+41%
54.6 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.74 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+7%
0.69 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
161 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+69%
95.3 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
203 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+48%
137 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
174 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+29%
135 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+14%
0.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.8 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+12%
1.6 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
88 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+28%
69 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+12%
0.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
201 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+47%
137 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 40,775,191 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.36 % Hugely higher market share.
+350%
0.08 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % More popular.
+18%
50 %
Age
Newest
60 Months Much more recent.
+35%
93+ Months
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 500GB
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