SeagateST3000DM001
WDWD2003FZEX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 159,482 user samples
109,806 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 51% 5GB free
Poor: 51% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 39th / 1015
49,676 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 57% 1.5TB free
Poor: 57% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
88.2 % +0% 87.8 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
158 MB/s +3% 154 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
128 MB/s 160 MB/s Faster write speed.
+25%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.71 MB/s 0.93 MB/s Much faster random read.
+31%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.65 MB/s 3.03 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+84%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
73.6 MB/s 85.8 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+17%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.75 MB/s 0.98 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+31%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
150 MB/s 151 MB/s +1%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
203 MB/s +4% 195 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
175 MB/s 207 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+18%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+22%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.9 MB/s 3.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+84%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
86.5 MB/s 105 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+21%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+22%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
201 MB/s +1% 199 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 17,627,283 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.85 % Much higher market share.
+67%
0.51 %
Value
Value For Money
127 % Hugely better value.
+176%
45.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 71 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$60 Much cheaper.
+46%
$110
Age
Newest
93 Months 68 Months More recent.
+27%
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 2TB
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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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This is the current version (2013) of Western Digital's best performing, Black, consumer storage drive. A comparison between the 2013 and 2010 versions shows that core real world performance has improved by around 15%. The 38 month old 2010 FAEX Black is also slightly more expensive at the moment, probably because retailers are slowly running out of stock. With average sequential read/write speeds of 150 MB/s and read/write 4k speeds of 0.8/2.9 MB/s the 2013 2TB WD Black has a solid performance profile but it's slightly overpriced. There is better value available amongst other drives in the group test[Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2019 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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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $144Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $85SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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