WDWD3003FZEX
SeagateST500DM009

Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 19,342 user samples
12,028 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 60% 1.5TB free
Poor: 60% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 75th / 1015
7,314 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 441GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 384GB free (System drive)
Poor: 41% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 55th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
80.8 % 85.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
146 MB/s 157 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
136 MB/s +5% 130 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.86 MB/s Faster random read.
+28%
0.67 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.95 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+95%
1.51 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
87.6 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+29%
67.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.99 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+34%
0.74 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
135 MB/s 141 MB/s +4%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
181 MB/s 204 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+13%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
165 MB/s 193 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+17%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+38%
0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+67%
2.1 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
109 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+29%
84.6 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+22%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
168 MB/s 199 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+18%
Market Share
Based on 30,947,878 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 0.1 % Hugely higher market share.
+100%
Value
Value For Money
35 % Much better value.
+44%
24.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 58 % More popular.
+16%
Price
Price (score)
$138 $35 Much cheaper.
+75%
Age
Newest
79+ Months 50 Months Much more recent.
+37%
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 500GB
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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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