SeagateST250DM000
SeagateST3000DM008
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 144,515 user samples
34,767 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 182GB free
Worst Bench: 20% 17GB free (System drive)
Poor: 20% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 266th / 1015
109,748 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 62% 221GB free
Poor: 62% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
53.3 % 91.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+73%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
95.5 MB/s 161 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+69%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
91.8 MB/s 130 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+42%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.6 MB/s 0.68 MB/s Faster random read.
+13%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.17 MB/s 1.62 MB/s Much faster random write.
+38%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
52.6 MB/s 77.2 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+47%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.7 MB/s 0.74 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+6%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
90.1 MB/s 160 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+78%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
129 MB/s 202 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+57%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
129 MB/s 168 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+30%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 0.8 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+14%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.7 MB/s 1.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
66.2 MB/s 87.4 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+32%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
133 MB/s 202 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+52%
Market Share
Based on 45,949,709 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 0.31 % Hugely higher market share.
+158%
Value
Value For Money
11.4 % 64.9 % Hugely better value.
+472%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 60 % More popular.
+20%
Price
Price (score)
$23 Much cheaper.
+72%
$85
Age
Newest
102+ Months 71 Months Much more recent.
+30%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 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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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2022 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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Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
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  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $275Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $470Crucial MX500 250GB $40
Intel Core i5-12400F $160Nvidia RTX 3070 $535Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i7-12700K $350Nvidia RTX 3050 $325Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $51G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $449SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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