WDWD1000DHTZ
$268
SeagateST3000DM008
 $268 

Release date: Q2 2012.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 21,381 user samples
2,785 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 930GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 887GB free
Poor: 73% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1010
18,596 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 1.5TB free
Poor: 61% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
95.8 % 97.3 % +1%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
175 MB/s +3% 170 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
161 MB/s Faster write speed.
+15%
140 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.57 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+128%
0.69 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.05 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+150%
1.62 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
118 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+53%
77.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.23 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+62%
0.76 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
157 MB/s 169 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+8%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
218 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
205 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
193 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+6%
182 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+137%
0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
4.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+158%
1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
174 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+98%
87.8 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.8 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+100%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
194 MB/s 205 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 11,850,861 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 0.51 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,600%
Value
Value For Money
10.2 % 105 % Hugely better value.
+921%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 82 % More popular.
+26%
Price
Price (score)
$268 $80 Much cheaper.
+70%
Age
Newest
78 Months 25 Months Much more recent.
+68%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 3TB
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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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