Average Bench: 96% (8th of 1015)

more Based on 72,090 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000DM008-2DM166, ST3000DM008-2DM1, ST3000DM 008-2DM166, ST3000DM ST3000DM008-2DM1, Seagate ST3000DM008-2DM1, ST3000DM 008

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]

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) averaged just 4.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.76MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 169MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) is 50.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 77.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 72,090 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 169 204
80.9 Write 136 174
56.8 Mixed 77.3 87.6
101 SusWrite 166 204
100% 137 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.69 0.8
1.4 4K Write 1.61 1.9
0.6 4K Mixed 0.76 0.9
143% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 202 202 203 203 204 MB/s
Read 201
Write 151
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 199
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 172 182 183 182 183 MB/s
Read 180
Write 138
Mixed 80.9
SusWrite 180
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 178 179 180 180 180 MB/s
Read 171
Write 134
Mixed 68.6
SusWrite 178
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
953GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 139 139 137 138 140 MB/s
Read 120
Write 69.5
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 138
73% 98.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $90 @ launch in Sep '16
BHPhotoUS $852 years
AmazonUS $1002 mins
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 103%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $161

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,107

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 Comments

Versatile, fast, dependable. The fiercest drive you've ever met...

Added 3 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

4 days ago.

BOOMER, GET AN FPGA IT'S SO MUCH BETTER


Poor

10 months ago.

I hate it Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016 ım like is 2019 models 3tb dsik


Poor

29 days ago.

good


Terrible

10 months ago.

I bought this new HDD for all my data accumulated in 15 years. Almost 2T of data. I have a lot of data types: zip, office, eml, rar, pdf, mod, waw, mov, png, jpg, etc, etc.... Smoothly transferred all data . I dont received any failure yet. I hope will not in future! :)


Excellent

12 months ago.

Everyone talks about the matter depending on how they fared. Of course, if you were satisfied, you'll give a good opinion about the product. Otherwise, your note won't be good at all. As far as my experience goes with my BarraCuda Compute 3TB (ST3000DM008), it has been behaving perfectly (intermitent use, as it's used as a backup data disc) for almost two years. Of course, I don't know what would happen if it was used as the main HD disc.


Poor

6 months ago.

Favorite of the data recovery services. Shat itself, with all my data... the cheapest recovery offer was 10-20 times of the drive's price...

Review  www.backblaze.com/...

32% failure rate for 3 year operation


Terrible

2 years ago.

With, after under four years of not so intensive use in a Synology DS413J NAS, a failure rate of 100% for the two Seagate ST3000DM001 drives I used in it , it is safe to say that this Barracuda series was a total disaster as is also seconded by many internet testimonials. So whether this drive was the fastest or not is totally irrelevant if it proves to be as unreliable as it is. Needles to say I think that I didn't replace them by other Seagate drives. The Hitachi 3TB drives I'm also using in the same NAS ran (an still run !) consistently cooler. Shame on you Seagate.


Terrible

4 months ago.

Get the 1TB Barracude instead as the 3TB uses shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology which can exhibit slow data write speeds and is unreliable too


Good

3 years ago.


Poor

3 months ago.

Get an ssd


Excellent

3 years ago.

Best bang for the buck!


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