ToshibaHDWE150(X|E)ZSTA
SeagateST3000DM001
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 125,783 user samples
4,993 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 56% 4.5TB free
Poor: 56% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 1015
120,790 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 55% 2.5TB free
Poor: 55% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 39th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
88.5 % +0% 88.4 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
154 MB/s 155 MB/s +1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
148 MB/s Faster write speed.
+17%
127 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
3.49 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+399%
0.7 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.17 MB/s Faster random write.
+29%
1.68 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
54.3 MB/s 74 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+36%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.08 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+46%
0.74 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
153 MB/s 153 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
194 MB/s 201 MB/s +4%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
187 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+6%
177 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.2 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+700%
0.9 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+32%
1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
63 MB/s 86.7 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+38%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+33%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
195 MB/s 199 MB/s +2%
Market Share
Based on 21,167,203 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % 0.79 % Hugely higher market share.
+888%
Value
Value For Money
70.8 % 99.2 % Much better value.
+40%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 68 % More popular.
+21%
Price
Price (score)
$125 $53 Much cheaper.
+57%
Age
Newest
49 Months Much more recent.
+50%
98 Months
Capacity
Capacity
5TB 3TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 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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