Average Bench: 76.6% (102nd of 1015)

Based on 77 user benchmarks.  Model: MD3000GBDS

Good average bench

The MD3000GBDS 3TB averaged 23.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the MD3000GBDS 3TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.94MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the MD3000GBDS 3TB is 32.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the MD3000GBDS 3TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 102MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 122MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 77 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 Read 137 166
99.5 Write 132 155
62.2 Mixed 102 150
79.8 SusWrite 122 157
90.9% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.44 4K Read 0.74 0.9
1.79 4K Write 2.94 3.6
0.37 4K Mixed 0.85 1.11
180% 1.51 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
713GB free
Firmware: KF06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 144 142 144 145 144 MB/s
Read 140
Write 143
Mixed 92.5
SusWrite 144
96% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.73 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: KF06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 92 94 93 94 94 MB/s
Read 168
Write 150
Mixed 96.7
SusWrite 93.1
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.67 MB/s
879GB free
Firmware: KF06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 137 138 137 136 138 MB/s
Read 122
Write 112
Mixed 77.3
SusWrite 137
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,746,959 HDDs tested.

Typical MD3000GBDS 3TB Builds (Compare 5,647 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 113%
Desktop 114%
Workstation 107%

Motherboard: Asus ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WI-FI) - $237

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,398

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Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $44
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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