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Speed test your HDD in less than a minute.

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]

1,010 HDDs
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User rating(50.7)
Value(35.7)
Avg. bench(45.3)
Capacity(966)
Write(77.4)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(54)
Price(102)
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FAQ

What is effective Hard Drive speed?

A measure of how well a Hard Drive responds to typical consumer access patterns. Toshiba P300 ≈ 100%... more

What is the Hard Drive value for money rating?

A measure of real world Hard Drive performance and capacity per unit cost... more

What does MBps mean?

MBps and MB/s refer to megabytes per second which are units of data transfer speed... more

How big is 16GB?

Approximately enough space to hold 3,200 mp3 audio files... more

What is AS SSD real world copy speed?

The speed at which files can be copied from from one directory to another on the same drive... more

What is 4K random read speed?

A measure of how quickly multiple small files can be read from a device... more

What is 4K random write speed?

A measure of how quickly multiple small files can be written to a device... more

What is queue depth?

The number of simultaneous requests on a drive's request queue... more

What is incompressible data?

Data that cannot be compressed e.g. most music, video and image file formats... more

What is sequential read speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be read from a device... more

What is sequential write speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be written to a device... more

What’s the difference between NAND and V-NAND?

NAND and V-NAND are both types of flash memory which is a class of non-volatile memory that retains data even in the absence of an electrical current... more

What’s the difference between SATA, PCIe and NVMe?

NVMe, AHCI and IDE are transfer protocols (languages). They run on top of transfer interfaces such as PCIe or SATA (spoken, written)... more

What is 3D XPoint and how fast is it?

3D XPoint is the name given by Intel and Micron to their jointly developed, revolutionary storage technology as employed in Intel’s Optane memory... more

What’s the difference between SLC, MLC and TLC?

In terms or write performance, durability and price SLC > MLC > TLC... more

What is sustained sequential write speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be written to a device... more

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1
Compare Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43
Samples 102k
103
100th
62.4
79th
93.2
53 ↔ 116
98th
1TB
82nd
144
94th
2.96
99th
24
97th
$43
80th
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $78
Samples 19k
82
100th
108
100th
97.2
59 ↔ 116
99th
3TB
93rd
142
94th
0.45
97th
24
97th
$78
50th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60
Samples 86k
79
100th
94.8
99th
99.1
69 ↔ 116
99th
2TB
90th
145
95th
2.45
99th
24
97th
$60
63rd
4
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38
Samples 664k
79
100th
62.3
79th
82.4
51 ↔ 107
93rd
1TB
82nd
140
93rd
10.9
100th
75
2nd
$38
85th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $42
Samples 404k
76
100th
59.5
76th
87
43 ↔ 113
96th
1TB
82nd
134
91st
5.85
100th
82
1st
$42
81st
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $70
Samples 75k
73
99th
33.3
58th
81.4
53 ↔ 107
92nd
1TB
82nd
138
92nd
0.96
99th
59
4th
$70
54th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $97
Samples 8.4k
72
99th
100
99th
84.6
50 ↔ 106
94th
4TB
96th
127
89th
0.13
90th
24
97th
$97
38th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $118
Samples 34k
71
99th
41.7
64th
86
58 ↔ 111
95th
2TB
90th
155
98th
0.55
97th
59
4th
$118
31st
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 1.5k
68
99th
102
68 ↔ 128
99th
6TB
98th
206
100th
0.02
69th
39
93rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $70
Samples 69k
67
99th
110
100th
89
57 ↔ 113
96th
3TB
93rd
132
91st
0.85
98th
84
1st
$70
56th
11
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2.6k
65
99th
96.8
74 ↔ 116
99th
1TB
82nd
163
99th
0.02
61st
77
1st
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $82
Samples 10k
65
99th
94.3
98th
89.7
57 ↔ 110
97th
3TB
93rd
158
98th
0.22
93rd
35
95th
$82
47th
13
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $95
Samples 20k
63
99th
53.5
72nd
88.5
60 ↔ 112
96th
2TB
90th
149
96th
0.48
97th
24
97th
$95
39th
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $109
Samples 28k
63
99th
44.5
67th
84.5
50 ↔ 112
94th
2TB
90th
139
93rd
0.39
96th
61
3rd
$109
33rd
15
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $70
Samples 9.8k
63
99th
34.3
59th
83.7
45 ↔ 110
93rd
1TB
82nd
149
96th
0.26
95th
24
97th
$70
55th
16
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $129
Samples 2.6k
62
98th
74.9
88th
84.2
57 ↔ 105
94th
4TB
96th
145
95th
0.04
75th
46
92nd
$129
27th
17
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $63
Samples 13k
62
98th
83.1
93rd
91.2
61 ↔ 111
97th
2TB
90th
161
98th
0.36
96th
35
95th
$63
60th
18
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $134
Samples 32k
62
98th
17.5
44th
81.7
45 ↔ 111
93rd
1TB
82nd
142
94th
0.43
96th
61
3rd
$134
26th
19
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $80
Samples 25k
61
98th
91.8
97th
85.2
54 ↔ 109
94th
3TB
93rd
149
96th
0.4
96th
68
2nd
$80
49th
20
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $184
Samples 2.3k
61
98th
45.8
68th
73.4
50 ↔ 93
88th
4TB
96th
127
89th
0.03
69th
57
15th
$184
16th
21
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $43
Samples 28k
61
98th
56.2
73rd
85.1
46 ↔ 109
94th
1TB
82nd
149
96th
0.85
98th
35
95th
$43
79th
22
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $133
Samples 2.6k
61
98th
75.7
89th
87.5
61 ↔ 106
96th
4TB
96th
149
96th
0.07
83rd
35
95th
$133
26th
23
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $40
Samples 170k
61
98th
57.3
75th
79.8
38 ↔ 106
91st
1TB
82nd
141
93rd
3.19
100th
68
2nd
$40
83rd
24
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $75
Samples 27k
60
98th
18
44th
47.1
19 ↔ 63
63rd
1TB
82nd
87
69th
0.36
96th
66
3rd
$75
52nd
25
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $59
Samples 70k
60
98th
85
94th
87.2
56 ↔ 110
96th
2TB
90th
154
97th
1.29
99th
68
2nd
$59
65th
26
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $336
Samples 145
60
98th
29.2
55th
85.4
61 ↔ 107
94th
4TB
96th
142
94th
0
38th
50
89th
$336
3rd
27
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 5.7k
60
98th
70.9
38 ↔ 97
88th
4TB
96th
113
84th
0.08
86th
61
3rd
28
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $175
Samples 2.8k
60
98th
64.5
80th
98.3
66 ↔ 115
99th
4TB
96th
174
99th
0.07
83rd
27
96th
$175
18th
29
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $60
Samples 254k
60
98th
83.6
93rd
87.4
50 ↔ 115
96th
2TB
90th
133
91st
3.25
100th
84
1st
$60
63rd
30
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $59
Samples 39k
58
97th
67.7
82nd
69.6
46 ↔ 87
87th
2TB
90th
116
86th
0.91
98th
37
94th
$59
65th
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $120
Samples 1.1k
58
97th
87
95th
90.7
59 ↔ 108
97th
4TB
96th
155
98th
0.06
83rd
24
97th
$120
31st
32
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $54
Samples 3.2k
57
97th
69.9
84th
65.8
41 ↔ 85
84th
2TB
90th
115
85th
0.05
83rd
50
89th
$54
69th
33
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $89
Samples 13k
57
97th
71.9
86th
74.4
46 ↔ 98
89th
3TB
93rd
124
88th
0.23
94th
37
94th
$89
43rd
34
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $88
Samples 11k
57
97th
106
100th
80.9
48 ↔ 101
92nd
4TB
96th
135
92nd
0.29
95th
37
94th
$88
44th
35
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $70
Samples 93k
57
97th
23.1
49th
56.3
33 ↔ 76
77th
1TB
82nd
95.5
75th
0.85
98th
103
0th
$70
56th
36
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $124
Samples 9.4k
57
97th
69
84th
74.5
48 ↔ 99
89th
4TB
96th
125
88th
0.14
90th
60
3rd
$124
29th
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.2k
56
96th
61.2
32 ↔ 80
82nd
1TB
82nd
80.9
63rd
0.02
61st
62
3rd
38
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB
Samples 3.3k
56
96th
85.9
53 ↔ 112
95th
2TB
90th
148
96th
0.04
79th
81
1st
39
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $264
Samples 1.4k
56
96th
32.8
58th
75.4
56 ↔ 91
90th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.02
61st
70
2nd
$264
7th
40
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $45
Samples 1.3k
56
96th
27.8
54th
87
43 ↔ 112
96th
500GB
62nd
135
92nd
0.07
83rd
26
96th
$45
78th
41
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $98
Samples 17k
56
96th
57.6
75th
65.5
40 ↔ 88
84th
3TB
93rd
110
83rd
0.2
92nd
74
2nd
$98
37th
42
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $92
Samples 51k
55
96th
18.6
45th
59.5
37 ↔ 76
80th
1TB
82nd
86.9
69th
0.54
97th
107
0th
$92
41st
43
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $212
Samples 1.4k
55
96th
86.3
94th
106
78 ↔ 122
100th
6TB
98th
187
99th
0.04
78th
21
98th
$212
12th
44
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $80
Samples 36k
55
96th
67.7
82nd
62.9
42 ↔ 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
105
82nd
0.3
95th
89
1st
$80
48th
45
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $45
Samples 10k
55
96th
43
66th
67.1
40 ↔ 88
85th
1TB
82nd
114
85th
0.2
94th
40
93rd
$45
78th
46
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $165
Samples 887
55
96th
92.3
98th
88.5
62 ↔ 110
96th
6TB
98th
153
97th
0.03
75th
35
95th
$165
20th
47
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $135
Samples 2k
55
96th
95.3
99th
89.6
57 ↔ 110
97th
5TB
97th
150
97th
0.05
79th
35
95th
$135
25th
48
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $300
Samples 98
55
96th
90.4
97th
94.5
56 ↔ 116
98th
10TB
100th
161
98th
0
38th
24
97th
$300
5th
49
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $79
Samples 15k
55
96th
47.5
69th
65.4
41 ↔ 86
84th
2TB
90th
111
84th
0.24
94th
74
2nd
$79
49th
50
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010)
Samples 3.8k
54
95th
55.3
30 ↔ 74
75th
1TB
82nd
93.4
74th
0.05
79th
103
0th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i5-8600K $249AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $78G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $167SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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