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SeagateST3000DM008

Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

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Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 67,221 user samples
14,168 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% 189GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 338GB free (System drive)
Poor: 28% Great: 69%
SPEED RANK: 372nd / 1015
53,053 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 1TB free
Poor: 61% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
46.5 % 96.6 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+108%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
85.3 MB/s 170 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+99%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
81.4 MB/s 139 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+71%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.79 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+14%
0.69 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.01 MB/s Faster random write.
+24%
1.62 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
62.8 MB/s 78.2 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+25%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.89 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+16%
0.77 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
76.3 MB/s 167 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+119%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
126 MB/s 203 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+61%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
118 MB/s 177 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+50%
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
2.6 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+37%
1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
86.9 MB/s 88 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+11%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
117 MB/s 203 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+74%
Market Share
Based on 23,065,441 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % 0.42 % Hugely higher market share.
+425%
Value
Value For Money
11.6 % 68.2 % Hugely better value.
+486%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 82 % Much more popular.
+64%
Price
Price (score)
$40 Much cheaper.
+53%
$85
Age
Newest
73+ Months 40 Months Much more recent.
+45%
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 3TB
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