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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(57.1)
Avg. bench(45.3)
Capacity(966)
Write(77.5)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(54)
Price(147)
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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) $45
Samples 99k
103
100th
59.3
77th
92.9
55 ↔ 115
98th
1TB
81st
145
95th
2.95
99th
24
97th
$45
77th
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 19k
82
100th
97.7
61 ↔ 116
99th
3TB
93rd
142
94th
0.44
96th
24
97th
3
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45
Samples 664k
79
100th
52.6
71st
82.4
51 ↔ 107
93rd
1TB
81st
140
93rd
10.7
100th
75
2nd
$45
77th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60
Samples 82k
79
100th
94.2
98th
98.4
66 ↔ 117
99th
2TB
90th
145
95th
2.45
99th
24
97th
$60
62nd
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB
Samples 440k
76
100th
85
44 ↔ 113
94th
1TB
81st
135
92nd
5.87
100th
82
1st
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $80
Samples 68k
73
99th
29.6
55th
82.5
53 ↔ 107
93rd
1TB
81st
138
92nd
0.93
99th
59
4th
$80
49th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)
Samples 8.4k
72
99th
84.4
50 ↔ 106
94th
4TB
96th
127
89th
0.13
90th
24
97th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $113
Samples 34k
71
99th
43.7
67th
86
58 ↔ 111
95th
2TB
90th
155
98th
0.53
97th
59
4th
$113
33rd
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 1.5k
68
99th
102
68 ↔ 128
99th
6TB
98th
206
100th
0.02
68th
39
93rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $128
Samples 71k
67
99th
59.2
77th
88.1
54 ↔ 114
96th
3TB
93rd
129
90th
0.84
98th
84
1st
$128
27th
11
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2.6k
65
99th
96.8
74 ↔ 115
99th
1TB
81st
163
99th
0.01
74th
77
1st
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB
Samples 10k
65
99th
90.3
58 ↔ 110
97th
3TB
93rd
157
98th
0.21
93rd
35
95th
13
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $96
Samples 22k
63
99th
52.8
72nd
88.2
58 ↔ 112
96th
2TB
90th
149
96th
0.47
97th
24
97th
$96
39th
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $109
Samples 27k
63
99th
44.4
67th
84.2
47 ↔ 111
94th
2TB
90th
139
92nd
0.39
96th
61
3rd
$109
33rd
15
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $73
Samples 10k
63
99th
33
58th
83.8
45 ↔ 110
94th
1TB
81st
149
96th
0.28
94th
24
97th
$73
53rd
16
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB
Samples 2.6k
62
98th
84.1
57 ↔ 104
94th
4TB
96th
145
95th
0.04
78th
46
92nd
17
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $134
Samples 32k
62
98th
17.6
44th
82
45 ↔ 110
93rd
1TB
81st
143
94th
0.42
95th
61
3rd
$134
26th
18
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $65
Samples 12k
62
98th
81
92nd
91.6
61 ↔ 110
97th
2TB
90th
162
98th
0.37
96th
35
95th
$65
59th
19
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
Samples 24k
61
98th
85.7
56 ↔ 108
95th
3TB
93rd
150
97th
0.41
96th
68
2nd
20
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB
Samples 2.3k
61
98th
73.4
50 ↔ 93
88th
4TB
96th
127
89th
0.02
68th
57
15th
21
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB
Samples 170k
61
98th
79.8
38 ↔ 106
91st
1TB
81st
141
94th
3.28
100th
68
2nd
22
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $49
Samples 29k
61
98th
50
70th
85.3
47 ↔ 108
94th
1TB
81st
149
96th
0.88
98th
35
95th
$49
74th
23
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB
Samples 2.6k
61
98th
87.6
61 ↔ 106
96th
4TB
96th
149
96th
0.07
86th
35
95th
24
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 144
60
98th
85.4
61 ↔ 107
94th
4TB
96th
142
94th
0
36th
50
89th
25
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $140
Samples 26k
60
98th
9.63
31st
46.9
17 ↔ 64
62nd
1TB
81st
87.1
70th
0.37
97th
66
3rd
$140
24th
26
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 5.7k
60
98th
71.4
39 ↔ 97
88th
4TB
96th
114
85th
0.07
82nd
61
3rd
27
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $78
Samples 254k
60
98th
64.4
80th
87.4
50 ↔ 115
96th
2TB
90th
133
91st
3.2
100th
84
1st
$78
50th
28
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB
Samples 70k
60
98th
87.2
56 ↔ 110
96th
2TB
90th
154
97th
1.29
99th
68
2nd
29
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $199
Samples 2.9k
58
97th
56.5
74th
98
66 ↔ 115
99th
4TB
96th
174
99th
0.07
83rd
27
96th
$199
13th
30
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $59
Samples 38k
58
97th
68.3
82nd
70.2
48 ↔ 87
87th
2TB
90th
118
86th
0.87
98th
37
94th
$59
65th
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $120
Samples 1.1k
58
97th
86.3
94th
90.3
59 ↔ 108
97th
4TB
96th
155
98th
0.07
83rd
24
97th
$120
30th
32
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010)
Samples 97k
57
97th
55.4
35 ↔ 75
75th
1TB
81st
94.6
75th
0.83
98th
103
0th
33
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $124
Samples 9.2k
57
97th
68.7
83rd
74.2
47 ↔ 99
89th
4TB
96th
125
88th
0.13
90th
60
3rd
$124
29th
34
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014)
Samples 3.3k
57
97th
65.7
40 ↔ 85
84th
2TB
90th
115
85th
0.06
82nd
50
89th
35
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $90
Samples 13k
57
97th
71.8
86th
75.1
46 ↔ 98
89th
3TB
93rd
125
88th
0.24
94th
37
94th
$90
42nd
36
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $106
Samples 11k
57
97th
87.5
95th
80.7
50 ↔ 101
92nd
4TB
96th
135
92nd
0.3
95th
37
94th
$106
34th
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.2k
56
96th
61.4
33 ↔ 80
82nd
1TB
81st
80.8
62nd
0.02
74th
62
3rd
38
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB
Samples 3.3k
56
96th
85.9
53 ↔ 112
95th
2TB
90th
148
96th
0.05
79th
81
1st
39
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012)
Samples 1.4k
56
96th
75.6
57 ↔ 91
90th
4TB
96th
129
90th
0.01
68th
70
2nd
40
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $105
Samples 18k
56
96th
54.2
73rd
66.1
42 ↔ 88
84th
3TB
93rd
112
84th
0.18
92nd
74
2nd
$105
35th
41
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $46
Samples 1.3k
56
96th
27.3
53rd
87.1
45 ↔ 112
96th
500GB
62nd
136
92nd
0.07
86th
26
96th
$46
76th
42
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Samples 52k
55
96th
59.8
33 ↔ 76
80th
1TB
81st
83.8
66th
0.55
97th
107
0th
43
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $84
Samples 16k
55
96th
45
68th
65.8
42 ↔ 86
84th
2TB
90th
112
84th
0.25
94th
74
2nd
$84
46th
44
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $168
Samples 36k
55
96th
32.1
57th
62.6
40 ↔ 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
105
82nd
0.3
95th
89
1st
$168
19th
45
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $45
Samples 10k
55
96th
42.8
65th
67.1
40 ↔ 88
85th
1TB
81st
114
85th
0.22
93rd
40
93rd
$45
77th
46
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB
Samples 865
55
96th
88.4
62 ↔ 110
96th
6TB
98th
152
97th
0.03
74th
35
95th
47
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 2k
55
96th
90
57 ↔ 110
97th
5TB
97th
151
97th
0.04
78th
35
95th
48
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $366
Samples 98
55
96th
75.8
89th
96.8
65 ↔ 119
99th
10TB
100th
163
99th
0
36th
24
97th
$366
3rd
49
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $260
Samples 1.4k
55
96th
70.4
85th
106
80 ↔ 122
100th
6TB
98th
187
99th
0.04
78th
21
98th
$260
8th
50
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010)
Samples 3.8k
54
95th
55.3
30 ↔ 74
75th
1TB
81st
93.7
75th
0.05
79th
103
0th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $114
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $898SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $167SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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