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SeagateST1000DM003
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 683,002 user samples
2,240 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 44% 3.5TB free
Poor: 44% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 123rd / 1015
680,762 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 61GB free (System drive)
Poor: 48% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
72.3 % 87.6 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
129 MB/s 158 MB/s Faster read speed.
+22%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
123 MB/s 135 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+10%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.78 MB/s +1% 0.77 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.14 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+88%
1.67 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
83.2 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+11%
75.2 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.98 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+26%
0.78 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
122 MB/s 147 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+20%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
163 MB/s 202 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+24%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
151 MB/s 188 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+25%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1 MB/s 1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.7 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+76%
2.1 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
106 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+18%
89.5 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.2 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+20%
1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
155 MB/s 200 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+29%
Market Share
Based on 20,495,095 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 5.73 % Insanely higher market share.
+57,200%
Value
Value For Money
26 % 54.9 % Hugely better value.
+111%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 78 % Much more popular.
+39%
Price
Price (score)
$222 $32 Hugely cheaper.
+86%
Age
Newest
83 Months Slightly more recent.
+13%
95 Months
Capacity
Capacity
4TB 1TB
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I don't understand the pricing on this drive, on the face of it, it looks seriously overpriced. Although the Black has a marginal speed advantage compared to a 3TB Barracuda, one 4TB Caviar Black costs more than two 3TB Barracudas! I have only seen benchmarks from 3 user samples for the 4TB 2012 Black so I will re-visit this recap over the coming months by which time I should have a better sample size. Additional samples may indicate far better performance than I have seen so far. [Aug '13 HDrivePro]

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The 1TB Barracuda 7200.14 boasts impressive peak sequential read/write Lab speeds of 195/193 MB/s. These best case burst speeds indicate what the Barracuda is capable of under Lab perfect test conditions. Our real world benchmarks have been sourced from hundreds of users and give a better sense of how well this drive actually performs on a day to day basis. The 1TB 7200.14 has an average UBM sequential read/write speed of 147 MB/s, which is a superb result, especially for a budget drive. With 4K random read/write speeds of 0.77/1.53 MB/s small file performance is also respectable making the 1TB Barracuda a very good all round performer. In terms of value for money the relatively small 1TB drive is not as good value as its larger 3TB sibling but in the 1 TB category this is one of the best value for money drives available. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 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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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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