SeagateST8000DM004
SeagateST3000DM008

Release date ≈ Q3 2017.

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Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 50,401 user samples
3,202 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 5.5TB free
Worst Bench: 40% 7TB free
Poor: 40% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 136th / 1015
47,199 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 59% 38GB free (System drive)
Poor: 59% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
68.9 % 96.1 % Much faster effective speed.
+40%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
98 MB/s 169 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+72%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
121 MB/s 136 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+12%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.5 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+117%
0.69 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.65 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+189%
1.61 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
65.3 MB/s 76.9 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+18%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.64 MB/s 0.76 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+19%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
141 MB/s 167 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+18%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
147 MB/s 205 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+39%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
154 MB/s 179 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+16%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
2.43 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+204%
0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
5.53 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+191%
1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
76 MB/s 87.8 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+16%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
182 MB/s 202 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+11%
Market Share
Based on 21,111,902 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % 0.48 % Hugely higher market share.
+586%
Value
Value For Money
78.8 % +2% 77 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 84 % Much more popular.
+58%
Price
Price (score)
$140 $75 Much cheaper.
+46%
Age
Newest
27+ Months More recent.
+29%
38 Months
Capacity
Capacity
8TB 3TB
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excelent HDD, its great to have so much space to save all my projects, games and videos. maybe till the end of the year i will buy the 12tb version [Mar '18 paulvanjaf]

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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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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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