SeagateST3000DM008
SeagateST1000DM010

Release date: Q3 2016.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 122,404 user samples
17,905 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 1.5TB free
Poor: 61% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1010
104,499 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 64GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
96.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
91.9 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
169 MB/s +2% 165 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
140 MB/s 145 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.69 MB/s 0.8 MB/s Faster random read.
+16%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.62 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
1.48 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
76.7 MB/s +2% 75.4 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.76 MB/s +3% 0.74 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
168 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+8%
155 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
205 MB/s +0% 204 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
184 MB/s 195 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+6%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+25%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
1.8 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
88 MB/s +2% 86.3 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
204 MB/s +2% 200 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 11,819,661 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.56 % 2.97 % Hugely higher market share.
+430%
Value
Value For Money
104 % Much better value.
+78%
58.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % 103 % More popular.
+26%
Price
Price (score)
$80 $45 Much cheaper.
+44%
Age
Newest
25 Months 25 Months
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 1TB
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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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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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We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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