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SeagateST3000DM008

Release date: Q4 2015.

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Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 87,620 user samples
35,230 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 58% 531GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 1015
52,390 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 60% 1.5TB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
89.1 % 95.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
156 MB/s 167 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+7%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
159 MB/s Faster write speed.
+17%
136 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.04 MB/s Much faster random read.
+51%
0.69 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.08 MB/s Faster random write.
+29%
1.61 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
30.1 MB/s 76.5 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+154%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.59 MB/s 0.76 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+29%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
155 MB/s 165 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+6%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
197 MB/s 205 MB/s +4%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
198 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+12%
177 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
2.4 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+26%
1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
47.7 MB/s 87.1 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+83%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 0.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+12%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
194 MB/s 202 MB/s +4%
Market Share
Based on 21,316,029 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.41 % 0.47 % Slightly higher market share.
+15%
Value
Value For Money
56.6 % 67.3 % Better value.
+19%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 84 % Much more popular.
+33%
Price
Price (score)
$63 Cheaper.
+26%
$85
Age
Newest
49 Months 38 Months More recent.
+22%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 3TB
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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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