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SeagateST3000DM008
  

Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

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Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 49,210 user samples
2,011 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 36% 297GB free
Worst Bench: 16% 3GB free (System drive)
Poor: 16% Great: 36%
SPEED RANK: 762nd / 1015
47,199 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 59% 38GB free (System drive)
Poor: 59% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
29 % 96.1 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+231%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
52.2 MB/s 169 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+224%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
50.1 MB/s 136 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+171%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.6 MB/s 0.69 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+15%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.96 MB/s Faster random write.
+22%
1.61 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
40.7 MB/s 76.9 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+89%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+18%
0.76 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
48.5 MB/s 167 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+244%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
63 MB/s 205 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+225%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
63 MB/s 179 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+184%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 0.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+14%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.4 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+26%
1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
48.8 MB/s 87.8 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+80%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+22%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
62.9 MB/s 202 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+221%
Market Share
Based on 21,114,286 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.47 % Insanely higher market share.
+4,600%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 84 % Much more popular.
+68%
Age
Newest
71+ Months 38 Months Much more recent.
+46%
Capacity
Capacity
320GB 3TB
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