WDWD1000DHTZ
$268
SeagateST3000DM001
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 82,528 user samples
2,458 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 929GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 44GB free (System drive)
Poor: 67% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1010
80,070 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 57% 2.5TB free
Poor: 57% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 31st / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
94.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
89.9 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
172 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
158 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
160 MB/s Faster write speed.
+22%
131 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.65 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+129%
0.72 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.23 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+160%
1.63 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
103 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+38%
74.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.57 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+109%
0.75 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
156 MB/s +1% 155 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
216 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+7%
202 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
191 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+8%
177 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+111%
0.9 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
132 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+53%
86.5 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
195 MB/s 198 MB/s +2%
Market Share
Based on 14,242,723 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 0.85 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,733%
Value
Value For Money
10.1 % 96.7 % Hugely better value.
+858%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 67 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$268 $80 Much cheaper.
+70%
Age
Newest
81 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
88 Months
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 3TB
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There is no doubt that the 1TB WD Raptor this is one of the fastest mechanical drives you can buy, however ... an SSD offers orders of magnitude better performance. In terms of price, the class leading 1TB Samsung 840 Evo costs around £360 vs. £185 for the Raptor. An economical approach would be to spend £130 on a blazingly fast budget SSD and £50 on a 1TB Seagate 7400.14. You would end up with 1.25TB for £180, the same price as a Raptor. Unless you need a full TB in one physical drive, the combination of SSD+1TB regular fixed drive makes a lot more sense. Even if prices for the Raptor dropped by around 50% it would still make little sense in today's market and with SSD prices continuing to march lower it's just a matter of time before the Raptor once again faces extinction... [Mar '14 HDrivePro]

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This drive can be used as a combined system and storage drive thanks to its fast 7200K rpm and enormous 3TB capacity. Recently prices for all large drives have been dropping and the 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 is currently a good choice in terms of both value for money and performance. Not only does the Barracuda have respectable sequential read/write speeds but it also goes head to head with the various green options, consuming a very reasonable 5.4W vs 5W (idle) on average for a "green" drive. That amounts to a tiny power consumption disadvantage and a lot more speed. Overall the Barracuda is priced aggressively and represents very good value for money. [Oct '12 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 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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