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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(37.4)
Avg. bench(46.2)
Capacity(923)
Write(79.1)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(51)
Price(104)
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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 67k
103
100th
59.8
78th
92.7
72 ↔ 108
98th
1TB
82nd
155
97th
2.94
99th
21
98th
$44
81st
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80
Samples 16k
83
100th
102
99th
95.2
74 ↔ 109
99th
3TB
94th
157
98th
0.51
97th
21
98th
$80
50th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59
Samples 63k
79
100th
92.8
98th
95.4
73 ↔ 109
99th
2TB
90th
158
98th
2.27
99th
21
98th
$59
67th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $56
Samples 368k
78
100th
45.8
68th
89.4
64 ↔ 108
97th
1TB
82nd
151
96th
6.21
100th
79
1st
$56
69th
5
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40
Samples 580k
77
100th
63.8
81st
88.9
67 ↔ 106
97th
1TB
82nd
148
96th
11.5
100th
72
2nd
$40
84th
6
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $83
Samples 6.9k
72
99th
116
100th
83.5
59 ↔ 101
93rd
4TB
97th
142
93rd
0.16
91st
21
98th
$83
47th
7
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $72
Samples 63k
71
99th
34.3
59th
86.1
61 ↔ 105
95th
1TB
82nd
143
94th
1.05
99th
56
4th
$72
55th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $115
Samples 28k
70
99th
45.8
68th
91.7
64 ↔ 112
98th
2TB
90th
161
99th
0.51
97th
56
4th
$115
31st
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 906
68
99th
109
85 ↔ 129
100th
6TB
99th
210
100th
0.01
70th
36
94th
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $79
Samples 73k
67
99th
95.2
98th
87.7
59 ↔ 107
96th
3TB
94th
148
96th
0.84
98th
81
1st
$79
51st
11
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2.2k
64
99th
99.1
78 ↔ 118
100th
1TB
82nd
166
99th
0.04
78th
74
1st
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $75
Samples 7.8k
64
99th
107
100th
93.3
65 ↔ 112
98th
3TB
94th
159
98th
0.21
93rd
32
96th
$75
53rd
13
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $118
Samples 27k
64
99th
41.4
65th
84.7
63 ↔ 106
94th
2TB
90th
158
98th
0.35
95th
58
3rd
$118
30th
14
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $98
Samples 16k
63
99th
49.6
71st
84.8
65 ↔ 106
94th
2TB
90th
162
99th
0.48
97th
21
98th
$98
38th
15
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $60
Samples 10k
62
99th
90.3
97th
94.4
66 ↔ 112
98th
2TB
90th
162
99th
0.28
95th
32
96th
$60
65th
16
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $73
Samples 9.4k
62
99th
33.6
59th
85.5
68 ↔ 106
95th
1TB
82nd
163
99th
0.26
94th
21
98th
$73
55th
17
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $100
Samples 31k
62
99th
24.3
51st
84.7
66 ↔ 104
94th
1TB
82nd
158
98th
0.48
96th
58
3rd
$100
36th
18
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $95
Samples 1.9k
62
99th
98.8
99th
81.3
56 ↔ 99
92nd
4TB
97th
140
93rd
0.02
70th
43
93rd
$95
39th
19
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $120
Samples 1.5k
61
98th
82.2
93rd
85.9
63 ↔ 101
95th
4TB
97th
148
96th
0.05
78th
32
96th
$120
28th
20
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $41
Samples 153k
61
98th
59.2
78th
84.5
61 ↔ 104
94th
1TB
82nd
146
95th
3.51
100th
65
2nd
$41
83rd
21
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $79
Samples 21k
61
98th
98.4
99th
90.3
61 ↔ 111
97th
3TB
94th
154
97th
0.46
96th
65
2nd
$79
51st
22
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $143
Samples 2.1k
60
98th
60.8
79th
75.6
53 ↔ 95
90th
4TB
97th
129
90th
0.02
60th
54
15th
$143
21st
23
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 6.3k
60
98th
74.8
56 ↔ 93
89th
4TB
97th
140
93rd
0.05
83rd
58
3rd
24
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 126
60
98th
86.9
66 ↔ 107
96th
4TB
97th
144
95th
0
34th
47
90th
25
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $55
Samples 69k
60
98th
96.7
98th
92.6
64 ↔ 112
98th
2TB
90th
159
98th
1.43
99th
65
2nd
$55
70th
26
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $65
Samples 214k
60
98th
77.5
90th
88.1
62 ↔ 107
96th
2TB
90th
148
96th
3.23
100th
81
1st
$65
60th
27
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $65
Samples 24k
60
98th
23.8
50th
53.8
39 ↔ 66
72nd
1TB
82nd
94
74th
0.37
96th
63
3rd
$65
60th
28
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $43
Samples 24k
59
97th
60.2
78th
91.2
68 ↔ 109
98th
1TB
82nd
155
97th
0.68
98th
32
96th
$43
82nd
29
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $60
Samples 34k
58
97th
68.2
84th
71.3
50 ↔ 86
88th
2TB
90th
122
88th
0.84
98th
34
95th
$60
65th
30
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $184
Samples 2.5k
58
97th
61.4
79th
98.6
78 ↔ 114
99th
4TB
97th
168
99th
0.07
83rd
24
96th
$184
14th
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $120
Samples 804
57
97th
82.8
94th
86.6
62 ↔ 102
96th
4TB
97th
149
96th
0.03
74th
21
98th
$120
28th
32
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $44
Samples 8.9k
57
97th
46.7
69th
71.6
49 ↔ 87
88th
1TB
82nd
121
87th
0.22
94th
37
94th
$44
81st
33
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $92
Samples 12k
57
97th
70
85th
74.7
50 ↔ 97
89th
3TB
94th
128
89th
0.18
92nd
34
95th
$92
41st
34
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $55
Samples 80k
57
97th
31.6
57th
60.5
43 ↔ 78
80th
1TB
82nd
98.2
76th
0.85
98th
100
0th
$55
70th
35
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $54
Samples 3.1k
57
97th
69.5
85th
65.4
45 ↔ 83
84th
2TB
90th
116
85th
0.07
83rd
47
90th
$54
72nd
36
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $125
Samples 7.5k
57
97th
69.8
85th
76
50 ↔ 98
90th
4TB
97th
129
90th
0.13
90th
57
3rd
$125
27th
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.1k
56
96th
64.4
39 ↔ 82
83rd
1TB
82nd
83.9
63rd
0.02
70th
59
3rd
38
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $180
Samples 1.2k
56
96th
48
70th
75.2
55 ↔ 90
89th
4TB
97th
128
89th
0.01
70th
67
2nd
$180
15th
39
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $93
Samples 8k
56
96th
101
99th
81.5
57 ↔ 100
92nd
4TB
97th
140
93rd
0.26
94th
34
95th
$93
40th
40
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $33
Samples 1k
56
96th
39
63rd
89.8
68 ↔ 107
97th
500GB
62nd
152
96th
0.05
83rd
23
96th
$33
90th
41
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $90
Samples 17k
56
96th
67.5
83rd
70.6
47 ↔ 89
87th
3TB
94th
118
86th
0.18
91st
71
2nd
$90
42nd
42
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $85
Samples 3.1k
56
96th
57.9
76th
85.8
59 ↔ 109
95th
2TB
90th
146
95th
0.06
83rd
78
1st
$85
46th
43
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $70
Samples 49k
55
96th
28.3
54th
69.1
51 ↔ 83
86th
1TB
82nd
129
90th
0.59
97th
104
0th
$70
57th
44
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $175
Samples 621
55
96th
87
96th
88.4
64 ↔ 109
96th
6TB
99th
153
97th
0.01
60th
32
96th
$175
16th
45
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $140
Samples 1.2k
55
96th
91.1
98th
88.9
64 ↔ 107
97th
5TB
97th
153
97th
0.05
79th
32
96th
$140
23rd
46
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $319
Samples 91
55
96th
88.3
97th
98.2
68 ↔ 118
99th
10TB
100th
163
99th
0
34th
21
98th
$319
3rd
47
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $229
Samples 1.1k
55
96th
79.8
92nd
106
82 ↔ 122
100th
6TB
99th
181
100th
0.03
78th
18
98th
$229
9th
48
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $84
Samples 29k
55
96th
66.1
82nd
64.9
45 ↔ 83
83rd
3TB
94th
110
83rd
0.32
95th
86
1st
$84
46th
49
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $77
Samples 14k
55
96th
52
72nd
69.7
49 ↔ 86
86th
2TB
90th
116
85th
0.25
94th
71
2nd
$77
52nd
50
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010)
Samples 3.7k
54
95th
60.3
42 ↔ 76
79th
1TB
82nd
99.6
77th
0.05
78th
100
0th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $413Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $160Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $125
Intel Core i5-8600K $222AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $177SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $951SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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