SeagateST3000DM008
SeagateST3000DM001
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 182,586 user samples
48,993 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 62% 2TB free
Poor: 62% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1015
133,593 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 57% 78GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
96.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
90.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
169 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
159 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
137 MB/s +5% 131 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.69 MB/s 0.71 MB/s +3%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.61 MB/s 1.69 MB/s +5%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
77.7 MB/s +3% 75.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.77 MB/s +3% 0.75 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
167 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+6%
157 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
205 MB/s +2% 201 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
177 MB/s +1% 176 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 0.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+12%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.9 MB/s 1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
87.5 MB/s +0% 87.2 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 +0% 201 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 22,989,650 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.44 % 0.78 % Much higher market share.
+77%
Value
Value For Money
68 % 109 % Much better value.
+60%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % More popular.
+19%
69 %
Price
Price (score)
$85 $50 Much cheaper.
+41%
Age
Newest
40 Months Much more recent.
+60%
100 Months
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 3TB
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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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This drive can be used as a combined system and storage drive thanks to its fast 7200K rpm and enormous 3TB capacity. Recently prices for all large drives have been dropping and the 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 is currently a good choice in terms of both value for money and performance. Not only does the Barracuda have respectable sequential read/write speeds but it also goes head to head with the various green options, consuming a very reasonable 5.4W vs 5W (idle) on average for a "green" drive. That amounts to a tiny power consumption disadvantage and a lot more speed. Overall the Barracuda is priced aggressively and represents very good value for money. [Oct '12 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2020 HDD Rankings.

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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