Toshiba
SeagateST3000DM008

Release date: Q1 2013.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 197,738 user samples
85,620 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 51% 483GB free
Poor: 51% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 49th / 1015
112,118 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 60% 1.5TB free
Poor: 60% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
84.7 % 92.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
149 MB/s 161 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
148 MB/s Faster write speed.
+13%
131 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.03 MB/s Much faster random read.
+49%
0.69 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.02 MB/s Faster random write.
+26%
1.6 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
30.3 MB/s 76.7 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+153%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.59 MB/s 0.74 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+25%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
146 MB/s 160 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+10%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
190 MB/s 202 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
190 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+11%
171 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.2 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+50%
0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.3 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+28%
1.8 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
47.9 MB/s 86.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+81%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 0.9 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+12%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
189 MB/s 200 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 53,513,077 HDDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.28 % 0.34 % Higher market share.
+21%
Value
Value For Money
63.7 % 65 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 59 % More popular.
+11%
Price
Price (score)
$80 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
$85
Age
Newest
137 Months 93 Months Much more recent.
+32%
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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