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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]

1,002 HDDs
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User rating(50.7)
Value(35.7)
Avg. bench(46.2)
Capacity(923)
Write(79.1)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(49)
Price(98.5)
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FAQ

What is the SSD value for money rating?

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

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

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1
Compare Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44
Samples 64k
101
100th
60.4
79th
93.3
71 ↔ 108
98th
1TB
82nd
156
98th
2.69
99th
19
98th
$44
78th
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75
Samples 12k
83
100th
109
100th
95.4
73 ↔ 109
99th
3TB
94th
158
98th
0.54
97th
19
98th
$75
49th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60
Samples 48k
79
100th
91.7
98th
95.8
76 ↔ 109
99th
2TB
90th
159
98th
2.21
99th
19
98th
$60
62nd
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $57
Samples 364k
77
100th
45.1
68th
89.7
65 ↔ 108
97th
1TB
82nd
152
97th
6.25
100th
77
1st
$57
66th
5
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42
Samples 481k
77
100th
60.5
79th
88.6
63 ↔ 107
96th
1TB
82nd
148
96th
11
100th
70
2nd
$42
80th
6
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $99
Samples 5.5k
71
99th
98.9
99th
85.3
59 ↔ 101
95th
4TB
97th
145
95th
0.17
91st
19
98th
$99
34th
7
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $72
Samples 59k
70
99th
34.6
60th
86.8
62 ↔ 105
95th
1TB
82nd
144
94th
1.07
99th
54
4th
$72
52nd
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $110
Samples 24k
69
99th
47.1
70th
90.3
64 ↔ 113
97th
2TB
90th
159
98th
0.46
96th
54
4th
$110
30th
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 759
68
99th
109
85 ↔ 129
100th
6TB
99th
210
100th
0.02
73rd
34
94th
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $79
Samples 61k
67
99th
95.5
98th
87.6
61 ↔ 107
96th
3TB
94th
147
95th
0.85
98th
79
1st
$79
47th
11
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2.2k
64
99th
99.5
81 ↔ 117
99th
1TB
82nd
166
99th
0.06
83rd
72
1st
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $77
Samples 7.3k
64
99th
105
100th
94
67 ↔ 112
98th
3TB
94th
160
99th
0.26
94th
30
96th
$77
48th
13
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $98
Samples 24k
63
99th
48.7
71st
83.3
62 ↔ 103
93rd
2TB
90th
156
98th
0.38
96th
56
3rd
$98
35th
14
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $90
Samples 14k
62
99th
55.5
75th
87
67 ↔ 106
96th
2TB
90th
166
99th
0.52
97th
19
98th
$90
40th
15
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $63
Samples 8.4k
62
99th
84.2
94th
92.5
64 ↔ 111
98th
2TB
90th
159
98th
0.27
95th
30
96th
$63
59th
16
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $72
Samples 7.5k
62
99th
34
60th
85.4
65 ↔ 106
95th
1TB
82nd
162
99th
0.28
95th
19
98th
$72
52nd
17
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $80
Samples 28k
62
99th
30.3
56th
84.5
63 ↔ 105
94th
1TB
82nd
157
98th
0.5
97th
56
3rd
$80
46th
18
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $125
Samples 1.9k
62
99th
74.4
87th
81
59 ↔ 99
92nd
4TB
97th
139
92nd
0.04
77th
41
93rd
$125
26th
19
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $113
Samples 1.3k
61
98th
87.8
96th
86.4
61 ↔ 102
95th
4TB
97th
150
96th
0.04
77th
30
96th
$113
29th
20
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $41
Samples 129k
61
98th
59.5
79th
85
63 ↔ 103
94th
1TB
82nd
147
95th
3.26
100th
63
2nd
$41
81st
21
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $78
Samples 20k
61
98th
97.6
99th
88.4
57 ↔ 110
96th
3TB
94th
150
96th
0.43
96th
63
2nd
$78
48th
22
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $125
Samples 2k
60
98th
69.3
84th
75.6
53 ↔ 93
90th
4TB
97th
130
90th
0.04
77th
52
15th
$125
26th
23
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $48
Samples 19k
60
98th
54.8
74th
91.2
66 ↔ 109
97th
1TB
82nd
154
97th
0.74
98th
30
96th
$48
74th
24
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 5.7k
60
98th
74.4
55 ↔ 93
89th
4TB
97th
138
92nd
0.08
83rd
56
3rd
25
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 116
60
98th
87.2
66 ↔ 107
96th
4TB
97th
144
94th
0
37th
45
90th
26
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $58
Samples 23k
60
98th
27
53rd
54.5
39 ↔ 66
72nd
1TB
82nd
94.9
74th
0.43
96th
61
3rd
$58
65th
27
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $65
Samples 187k
60
98th
78.5
91st
89.3
63 ↔ 108
97th
2TB
90th
149
96th
3.18
100th
79
1st
$65
57th
28
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $63
Samples 62k
59
97th
82.7
93rd
90.8
63 ↔ 110
97th
2TB
90th
156
98th
1.39
99th
63
2nd
$63
59th
29
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $180
Samples 2.2k
58
97th
62.5
81st
98
72 ↔ 115
99th
4TB
97th
166
99th
0.1
88th
22
96th
$180
15th
30
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $119
Samples 657
57
97th
84.3
94th
87.4
66 ↔ 102
96th
4TB
97th
150
96th
0.03
73rd
19
98th
$119
28th
31
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $46
Samples 7.4k
57
97th
45.8
69th
73.4
52 ↔ 88
89th
1TB
82nd
123
88th
0.21
93rd
35
94th
$46
75th
32
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $60
Samples 27k
57
97th
68.7
83rd
71.8
51 ↔ 87
88th
2TB
90th
123
88th
0.8
98th
32
94th
$60
61st
33
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $92
Samples 11k
57
97th
70.4
85th
75.2
51 ↔ 97
89th
3TB
94th
128
89th
0.23
93rd
32
94th
$92
38th
34
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $70
Samples 81k
57
97th
24.9
51st
60.6
42 ↔ 78
80th
1TB
82nd
97.6
76th
0.92
98th
98
0th
$70
53rd
35
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $96
Samples 6.4k
57
97th
91.8
98th
76.7
51 ↔ 97
90th
4TB
97th
130
90th
0.12
89th
55
3rd
$96
36th
36
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.1k
56
96th
64.2
39 ↔ 82
83rd
1TB
82nd
83.5
63rd
0.01
58th
57
3rd
37
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $99
Samples 7k
56
96th
94.6
98th
81.5
54 ↔ 99
92nd
4TB
97th
140
93rd
0.23
94th
32
94th
$99
34th
38
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $240
Samples 1.2k
56
96th
35.6
61st
74.4
55 ↔ 89
89th
4TB
97th
126
89th
0.01
58th
65
2nd
$240
7th
39
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $34
Samples 846
56
96th
37.8
63rd
90.8
69 ↔ 108
97th
500GB
62nd
154
97th
0.04
77th
21
96th
$34
88th
40
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $100
Samples 15k
56
96th
59.6
79th
69.2
45 ↔ 88
86th
3TB
94th
115
85th
0.22
93rd
69
2nd
$100
34th
41
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $126
Samples 2.8k
56
96th
38.8
63rd
85.2
59 ↔ 108
95th
2TB
90th
144
94th
0.05
78th
76
1st
$126
25th
42
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $79
Samples 10k
56
96th
51.3
72nd
70.6
49 ↔ 86
87th
2TB
90th
117
86th
0.24
94th
69
2nd
$79
47th
43
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $60
Samples 2.8k
56
96th
62.4
81st
65.2
44 ↔ 82
84th
2TB
90th
116
85th
0.05
78th
45
90th
$60
61st
44
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $89
Samples 45k
55
96th
21.7
48th
67.4
48 ↔ 83
85th
1TB
82nd
126
89th
0.59
97th
102
0th
$89
41st
45
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $176
Samples 532
55
96th
87.1
96th
89.1
65 ↔ 109
97th
6TB
99th
153
97th
0.02
68th
30
96th
$176
16th
46
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $130
Samples 1k
55
96th
97.4
99th
88.3
64 ↔ 108
96th
5TB
97th
152
97th
0.03
73rd
30
96th
$130
24th
47
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $350
Samples 65
55
96th
83
93rd
101
77 ↔ 119
100th
10TB
100th
167
99th
0
37th
19
98th
$350
2nd
48
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $120
Samples 30k
55
96th
45.3
69th
63.2
44 ↔ 83
82nd
3TB
94th
106
81st
0.32
95th
84
1st
$120
28th
49
Compare WD Red 5TB (2014)
Samples 258
54
95th
79.2
54 ↔ 100
91st
5TB
97th
129
90th
0
58th
46
86th
50
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010) $68
Samples 3.2k
54
95th
25.2
51st
59.8
40 ↔ 76
79th
1TB
82nd
99.3
77th
0.05
78th
98
0th
$68
55th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $290Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $137
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $176AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $183SanDisk Extreme 64GB $70
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $957SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $193SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
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