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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(34.7)
Avg. bench(46.2)
Capacity(923)
Write(79.1)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(50)
Price(96.9)
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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 70k
102
100th
60.3
79th
93
72 ↔ 107
98th
1TB
82nd
155
97th
2.73
99th
20
98th
$44
78th
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85
Samples 14k
83
100th
96.5
99th
95.3
72 ↔ 109
99th
3TB
94th
158
98th
0.49
97th
20
98th
$85
44th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60
Samples 52k
79
100th
91.2
98th
95.1
73 ↔ 109
99th
2TB
90th
158
98th
2.2
99th
20
98th
$60
62nd
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $56
Samples 367k
78
100th
46.1
68th
90
67 ↔ 108
97th
1TB
82nd
151
96th
6.38
100th
78
1st
$56
65th
5
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $44
Samples 515k
77
100th
57.7
76th
88.5
65 ↔ 105
96th
1TB
82nd
148
96th
11.4
100th
71
2nd
$44
78th
6
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $90
Samples 6.4k
72
99th
108
100th
84.4
57 ↔ 101
94th
4TB
97th
143
94th
0.17
92nd
20
98th
$90
40th
7
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $70
Samples 56k
70
99th
35.5
61st
86.9
66 ↔ 104
96th
1TB
82nd
145
95th
0.92
98th
55
4th
$70
52nd
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $109
Samples 26k
69
99th
48.1
70th
91.4
66 ↔ 113
98th
2TB
90th
161
99th
0.64
98th
55
4th
$109
31st
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 831
68
99th
108
85 ↔ 129
100th
6TB
99th
208
100th
0.02
66th
35
94th
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $85
Samples 73k
66
99th
90
97th
88.8
64 ↔ 107
97th
3TB
94th
150
96th
0.91
98th
80
1st
$85
44th
11
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2.3k
64
99th
99.6
81 ↔ 118
99th
1TB
82nd
166
99th
0.04
77th
73
1st
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $77
Samples 7.7k
64
99th
104
99th
92.9
66 ↔ 112
98th
3TB
94th
158
98th
0.27
94th
31
96th
$77
49th
13
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $98
Samples 23k
63
99th
49.8
71st
85.2
66 ↔ 107
94th
2TB
90th
157
98th
0.41
96th
57
3rd
$98
36th
14
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $98
Samples 15k
63
99th
50.5
72nd
86.3
67 ↔ 107
95th
2TB
90th
167
99th
0.5
97th
20
98th
$98
36th
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $89
Samples 29k
62
99th
27.4
54th
85.1
65 ↔ 105
94th
1TB
82nd
158
98th
0.5
97th
57
3rd
$89
42nd
16
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $125
Samples 1.8k
62
99th
74.8
87th
81.5
58 ↔ 99
92nd
4TB
97th
140
92nd
0.03
74th
42
93rd
$125
25th
17
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $72
Samples 6.2k
62
99th
34
60th
85.2
65 ↔ 105
95th
1TB
82nd
163
99th
0.24
94th
20
98th
$72
52nd
18
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $60
Samples 8.8k
62
99th
90.1
97th
94.2
70 ↔ 112
98th
2TB
90th
162
99th
0.26
95th
31
96th
$60
61st
19
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $80
Samples 22k
61
98th
96.6
99th
89.7
61 ↔ 110
97th
3TB
94th
153
97th
0.45
97th
64
2nd
$80
47th
20
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $41
Samples 126k
61
98th
59.5
78th
85
61 ↔ 104
94th
1TB
82nd
147
95th
3.24
100th
64
2nd
$41
80th
21
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $120
Samples 1.5k
61
98th
81.8
92nd
85.5
62 ↔ 102
95th
4TB
97th
148
96th
0.05
79th
31
96th
$120
28th
22
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $66
Samples 23k
60
98th
24
51st
55.1
41 ↔ 66
73rd
1TB
82nd
96
75th
0.34
95th
62
3rd
$66
56th
23
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $63
Samples 67k
60
98th
83.1
93rd
91.2
62 ↔ 110
97th
2TB
90th
157
98th
1.56
99th
64
2nd
$63
59th
24
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 117
60
98th
87.1
66 ↔ 107
96th
4TB
97th
144
94th
0
35th
46
90th
25
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 5.7k
60
98th
75.1
56 ↔ 93
89th
4TB
97th
140
92nd
0.09
85th
57
3rd
26
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $55
Samples 207k
60
98th
92.2
98th
88.3
60 ↔ 107
96th
2TB
90th
148
96th
3.24
100th
80
1st
$55
66th
27
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $124
Samples 2k
60
98th
70.1
84th
75.7
53 ↔ 94
90th
4TB
97th
130
90th
0.03
74th
53
15th
$124
26th
28
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $43
Samples 23k
60
98th
60
78th
91
66 ↔ 108
97th
1TB
82nd
154
97th
0.74
98th
31
96th
$43
79th
29
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $170
Samples 2.6k
58
97th
66.4
82nd
98.4
72 ↔ 114
99th
4TB
97th
167
99th
0.1
87th
23
96th
$170
16th
30
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $48
Samples 2.9k
57
97th
78.2
91st
65.4
43 ↔ 83
84th
2TB
90th
116
85th
0.07
85th
46
90th
$48
73rd
31
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $70
Samples 76k
57
97th
24.8
51st
60.4
42 ↔ 78
80th
1TB
82nd
98.5
77th
0.92
98th
99
0th
$70
53rd
32
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $122
Samples 6.5k
57
97th
72.4
86th
77
52 ↔ 97
90th
4TB
97th
130
90th
0.13
87th
56
3rd
$122
26th
33
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $46
Samples 8.1k
57
97th
46
68th
73.2
54 ↔ 89
89th
1TB
82nd
123
88th
0.25
93rd
36
94th
$46
75th
34
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $92
Samples 10k
57
97th
69.7
84th
74.5
50 ↔ 97
89th
3TB
94th
128
89th
0.22
92nd
33
95th
$92
39th
35
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $62
Samples 29k
57
97th
66.3
82nd
71.7
52 ↔ 86
88th
2TB
90th
123
88th
0.9
98th
33
95th
$62
59th
36
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $121
Samples 695
57
97th
82.9
93rd
87
65 ↔ 102
96th
4TB
97th
149
96th
0.03
66th
20
98th
$121
27th
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.1k
56
96th
64.2
38 ↔ 82
83rd
1TB
82nd
83.5
62nd
0.01
58th
58
3rd
38
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $95
Samples 15k
56
96th
64.1
81st
70.8
48 ↔ 90
87th
3TB
94th
118
86th
0.22
93rd
70
2nd
$95
37th
39
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $126
Samples 3k
56
96th
39
63rd
85.7
59 ↔ 107
95th
2TB
90th
145
95th
0.04
79th
77
1st
$126
25th
40
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $75
Samples 12k
56
96th
53.9
73rd
70.4
48 ↔ 87
87th
2TB
90th
117
86th
0.23
93rd
70
2nd
$75
50th
41
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $76
Samples 8.5k
56
96th
124
100th
82
55 ↔ 99
93rd
4TB
97th
141
93rd
0.27
94th
33
95th
$76
49th
42
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $230
Samples 1.2k
56
96th
37.5
62nd
75
55 ↔ 90
89th
4TB
97th
127
89th
0.01
58th
66
2nd
$230
9th
43
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $34
Samples 943
56
96th
37.6
62nd
90.3
68 ↔ 108
97th
500GB
62nd
153
97th
0.04
79th
22
96th
$34
87th
44
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $92
Samples 49k
55
96th
21.2
48th
68
49 ↔ 83
85th
1TB
82nd
127
89th
0.63
97th
103
0th
$92
39th
45
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $105
Samples 30k
55
96th
53.6
73rd
65.4
45 ↔ 84
84th
3TB
94th
111
83rd
0.26
95th
85
1st
$105
32nd
46
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $330
Samples 80
55
96th
86.3
95th
99.3
76 ↔ 118
99th
10TB
100th
165
99th
0.01
58th
20
98th
$330
3rd
47
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $159
Samples 574
55
96th
97
99th
89.7
65 ↔ 110
97th
6TB
99th
154
97th
0.01
58th
31
96th
$159
17th
48
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $130
Samples 1.1k
55
96th
97.3
99th
88.1
62 ↔ 107
96th
5TB
97th
152
97th
0.05
82nd
31
96th
$130
24th
49
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010)
Samples 3.4k
54
95th
60
41 ↔ 76
79th
1TB
82nd
99
77th
0.05
77th
99
0th
50
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $239
Samples 1k
54
95th
77.2
90th
107
86 ↔ 121
100th
6TB
99th
183
100th
0.06
83rd
17
98th
$239
8th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $172Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $280Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $139
Intel Core i7-7700K $285AMD RX 480 $300Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $180SanDisk Extreme 64GB $41
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $961SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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