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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]

984 HDDs
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User rating(50.7)
Value(30.5)
Avg. bench(45.5)
Capacity(848)
Write(77.9)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(48)
Price(94.6)
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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) $45
Samples 48k
100
100th
59.5
83rd
93
72 ↔ 108
98th
1TB
84th
155
98th
2.32
99th
17
99th
$45
79th
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $79
Samples 9.1k
82
100th
105
100th
96.3
69 ↔ 110
99th
3TB
95th
160
99th
0.45
96th
17
99th
$79
47th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $42
Samples 324k
77
100th
60.2
83rd
88.2
64 ↔ 107
97th
1TB
84th
149
96th
6.08
100th
75
1st
$42
81st
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60
Samples 38k
77
100th
92.3
98th
96.5
76 ↔ 109
99th
2TB
91st
160
99th
1.89
99th
17
99th
$60
61st
5
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $46
Samples 435k
76
100th
54.1
79th
87.2
63 ↔ 105
96th
1TB
84th
146
96th
10.4
100th
68
2nd
$46
75th
6
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $99
Samples 4.8k
70
99th
98.1
99th
85.1
58 ↔ 101
95th
4TB
97th
145
95th
0.12
89th
17
99th
$99
33rd
7
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $69
Samples 46k
70
99th
36.1
67th
86.6
61 ↔ 106
96th
1TB
84th
144
95th
0.96
98th
52
4th
$69
55th
8
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 667
68
99th
110
84 ↔ 131
100th
6TB
99th
212
100th
0.01
57th
32
95th
9
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $79
Samples 65k
67
99th
95
99th
87.1
59 ↔ 107
96th
3TB
95th
146
96th
0.91
98th
77
1st
$79
48th
10
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $115
Samples 21k
67
99th
45.1
73rd
90.3
64 ↔ 112
97th
2TB
91st
159
98th
0.45
97th
52
4th
$115
27th
11
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $80
Samples 5k
64
99th
101
100th
93.5
64 ↔ 113
98th
3TB
95th
160
99th
0.21
92nd
28
97th
$80
47th
12
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2k
63
99th
99.1
78 ↔ 117
99th
1TB
84th
165
99th
0.04
76th
70
2nd
13
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $98
Samples 21k
63
99th
49.1
76th
83.8
62 ↔ 104
94th
2TB
91st
157
98th
0.37
95th
54
3rd
$98
34th
14
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $140
Samples 2k
62
99th
67.5
87th
82.3
59 ↔ 100
94th
4TB
97th
142
94th
0.03
66th
39
95th
$140
20th
15
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $85
Samples 11k
62
99th
59.2
83rd
87.6
70 ↔ 107
96th
2TB
91st
169
99th
0.47
97th
17
99th
$85
42nd
16
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $70
Samples 26k
62
99th
34.4
65th
83.9
63 ↔ 104
94th
1TB
84th
156
98th
0.46
97th
54
3rd
$70
53rd
17
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $73
Samples 6.8k
62
99th
33.8
65th
86.3
68 ↔ 106
96th
1TB
84th
165
99th
0.26
93rd
17
99th
$73
52nd
18
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $75
Samples 17k
61
98th
103
100th
89.9
61 ↔ 111
97th
3TB
95th
154
97th
0.42
96th
61
2nd
$75
50th
19
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $38
Samples 113k
61
98th
63.7
85th
84.3
62 ↔ 103
95th
1TB
84th
146
96th
3.13
100th
61
2nd
$38
85th
20
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $61
Samples 6.8k
61
98th
88.7
98th
94.3
66 ↔ 112
99th
2TB
91st
162
99th
0.3
95th
28
97th
$61
60th
21
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $200
Samples 103
60
98th
50.3
76th
87.6
65 ↔ 107
96th
4TB
97th
145
95th
0
36th
43
92nd
$200
10th
22
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $117
Samples 1.8k
60
98th
74.1
91st
75.7
53 ↔ 94
91st
4TB
97th
130
91st
0.05
77th
50
16th
$117
26th
23
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $68
Samples 21k
60
98th
22.8
53rd
54
39 ↔ 66
73rd
1TB
84th
94.2
75th
0.41
96th
59
3rd
$68
56th
24
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB $200
Samples 4.7k
60
98th
42.9
71st
74.7
53 ↔ 92
90th
4TB
97th
138
93rd
0.06
81st
54
3rd
$200
10th
25
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $115
Samples 1.1k
60
98th
86.4
97th
86.5
62 ↔ 102
96th
4TB
97th
149
96th
0.04
76th
28
97th
$115
27th
26
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $55
Samples 185k
59
97th
92.1
98th
88.3
61 ↔ 108
97th
2TB
91st
148
96th
3.36
100th
77
1st
$55
67th
27
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $62
Samples 56k
59
97th
84.1
96th
91.6
64 ↔ 110
98th
2TB
91st
158
98th
1.39
99th
61
2nd
$62
60th
28
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $45
Samples 15k
59
97th
57
81st
90.3
64 ↔ 109
98th
1TB
84th
153
97th
0.59
97th
28
97th
$45
77th
29
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $185
Samples 1.7k
58
97th
61.4
84th
99
76 ↔ 114
99th
4TB
97th
168
99th
0.08
85th
20
98th
$185
12th
30
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $123
Samples 441
57
97th
82.6
94th
88.5
66 ↔ 102
97th
4TB
97th
152
97th
0.03
71st
17
99th
$123
25th
31
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $50
Samples 77k
57
97th
34.7
66th
60.5
42 ↔ 78
81st
1TB
84th
97.9
77th
1
98th
96
0th
$50
70th
32
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $125
Samples 5.8k
57
97th
68.7
87th
74.8
47 ↔ 97
90th
4TB
97th
126
90th
0.11
88th
53
3rd
$125
24th
33
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $46
Samples 6.5k
57
97th
45.1
73rd
72.4
53 ↔ 88
90th
1TB
84th
122
89th
0.22
92nd
33
95th
$46
76th
34
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $81
Samples 8.2k
57
97th
79.3
93rd
74.6
50 ↔ 97
90th
3TB
95th
128
91st
0.25
93rd
30
96th
$81
45th
35
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1k
56
96th
64.1
38 ↔ 82
84th
1TB
84th
83.5
64th
0.02
57th
55
3rd
36
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $129
Samples 2.6k
56
96th
37.3
68th
83.9
57 ↔ 106
95th
2TB
91st
142
94th
0.05
76th
74
1st
$129
23rd
37
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $84
Samples 11k
56
96th
47.1
75th
69.3
48 ↔ 88
88th
2TB
91st
115
86th
0.22
93rd
67
2nd
$84
44th
38
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $98
Samples 12k
56
96th
61.4
84th
69.9
46 ↔ 89
88th
3TB
95th
116
87th
0.21
93rd
67
2nd
$98
34th
39
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $60
Samples 24k
56
96th
68.9
88th
72.1
53 ↔ 86
89th
2TB
91st
123
89th
0.7
98th
30
96th
$60
61st
40
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $42
Samples 598
56
96th
31.4
63rd
91.8
70 ↔ 109
98th
500GB
63rd
156
98th
0.06
81st
19
98th
$42
81st
41
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $96
Samples 41k
55
96th
20
50th
67.1
48 ↔ 83
86th
1TB
84th
125
90th
0.59
97th
100
0th
$96
35th
42
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $158
Samples 26k
55
96th
34.5
65th
63.3
44 ↔ 82
84th
3TB
95th
107
83rd
0.31
96th
82
1st
$158
15th
43
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $259
Samples 1k
55
96th
32.9
64th
74.3
53 ↔ 90
90th
4TB
97th
125
90th
0.01
57th
63
2nd
$259
5th
44
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $78
Samples 2.5k
55
96th
48.5
76th
65.6
45 ↔ 82
85th
2TB
91st
117
88th
0.07
81st
43
92nd
$78
49th
45
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $100
Samples 6.7k
55
96th
93.4
98th
81.4
53 ↔ 100
93rd
4TB
97th
140
93rd
0.2
92nd
30
96th
$100
33rd
46
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $176
Samples 487
55
96th
86.7
97th
88.6
66 ↔ 108
97th
6TB
99th
153
97th
0
36th
28
97th
$176
13th
47
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $145
Samples 821
55
96th
88.2
97th
89.1
64 ↔ 109
97th
5TB
98th
153
97th
0.05
81st
28
97th
$145
18th
48
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $343
Samples 45
55
96th
85.6
96th
102
77 ↔ 122
100th
10TB
100th
168
99th
0
36th
17
99th
$343
3rd
49
Compare WD Red 5TB (2014)
Samples 240
54
95th
79.5
54 ↔ 100
92nd
5TB
98th
129
91st
0.01
57th
44
88th
50
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" (32GB NAND) 1TB $68
Samples 156
54
95th
23.9
55th
56.5
41 ↔ 68
76th
1TB
84th
97.8
77th
0
36th
24
98th
$68
56th
The Best.
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Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $285Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $185SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $79G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $975SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $206SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
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