WDWD30EFRX
SeagateST3000DM008

Release date: Q3 2012.

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Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 79,312 user samples
32,532 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 42% 3TB free
Poor: 42% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 154th / 1015
46,780 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 1TB free
Worst Bench: 62% 579GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
66.8 % 98.3 % Much faster effective speed.
+47%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
119 MB/s 173 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+45%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
113 MB/s 140 MB/s Faster write speed.
+24%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s Faster random read.
+16%
0.69 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.32 MB/s Much faster random write.
+41%
1.64 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
72.9 MB/s 79 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+8%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+17%
0.77 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
113 MB/s 170 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+50%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
160 MB/s 206 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+29%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
148 MB/s 177 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+20%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+25%
0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.8 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+47%
1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
99.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+12%
88.7 MB/s
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
150 MB/s 204 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+36%
Market Share
Based on 19,876,844 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.24 % 0.51 % Hugely higher market share.
+112%
Value
Value For Money
40.5 % 92.5 % Hugely better value.
+128%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 84 % Much more popular.
+50%
Price
Price (score)
$99 $64 Much cheaper.
+36%
Age
Newest
86 Months 36 Months Much more recent.
+58%
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 3TB
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With peak sequential read/write speeds of 140 and averages of 120 MB/s the 3TB WD Red is around 25% slower than the group leaders. If the Red is used in a NAS (Network Attached Storage), that won't make much difference because the vast majority of home networks still operate at Fast Ethernet (~10 MB/s), even users with faster Gigabit (~100 MB/s) networks will be limited by their network bandwidth before the drive. I could assume that any of our drives are for use in a NAS but that of course doesn't excuse sub-par performance because they could equally be used in a desktop. It's true that the power consumption (4.4W) on the Red is lower than average (6W) but the performance hit isn't justified. Even assuming continuous usage, those extra couple of watts for something like the Seagate Baracuda 7200.14 amount to a few pounds a year at most. At £133 this dive is both overpriced and offers sub-optimal performance. [Feb '14 HDrivePro]

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The new 3TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST3000DM008) replaces its hugely successful predecessor, the 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 2011 (ST3000DM001). Comparing performance between the two models shows that the newer drive has 12% faster sequential speeds, comparable 4K speeds, improved mixed sequential speed and reduced mixed 4K speed. Overall, the effective speed is 12% faster on the 2016 model. Since there is normally little price difference between the two models the 2016 version is the clear winner especially for use as a backup drive with its impressive sequential read and write speeds of nearly 200 MBps. See the current value leaders here[Feb '17 HDrivePro]

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