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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(35.4)
Avg. bench(45.7)
Capacity(966)
Write(78.1)
Mkt. share(0.11)
Age months(53)
Price(103)
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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) $44
Samples 93k
101
100th
62
79th
94.2
60 ↔ 115
98th
1TB
82nd
146
95th
2.91
99th
23
97th
$44
79th
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80
Samples 18k
82
100th
106
100th
98.3
65 ↔ 116
99th
3TB
93rd
143
94th
0.39
96th
23
97th
$80
49th
3
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39
Samples 611k
79
100th
61.1
77th
82.8
53 ↔ 109
93rd
1TB
82nd
140
93rd
11.1
100th
74
2nd
$39
84th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60
Samples 75k
78
100th
95.3
98th
99.7
68 ↔ 117
99th
2TB
90th
145
95th
2.43
99th
23
97th
$60
63rd
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $40
Samples 417k
76
100th
61.3
78th
85.4
44 ↔ 112
94th
1TB
82nd
134
91st
5.82
100th
81
1st
$40
82nd
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $70
Samples 68k
72
99th
33.6
58th
82.1
52 ↔ 108
93rd
1TB
82nd
139
92nd
0.94
98th
58
4th
$70
54th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $97
Samples 8k
72
99th
102
99th
86.3
56 ↔ 106
95th
4TB
96th
131
90th
0.14
89th
23
97th
$97
38th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $99
Samples 30k
71
99th
50
70th
86.3
57 ↔ 110
95th
2TB
90th
154
97th
0.47
95th
58
4th
$99
37th
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 1.3k
68
99th
105
70 ↔ 128
100th
6TB
98th
209
100th
0.01
58th
38
93rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $74
Samples 75k
67
99th
103
100th
88.5
54 ↔ 113
96th
3TB
93rd
130
90th
0.94
98th
83
1st
$74
52nd
11
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $75
Samples 9.4k
65
99th
103
100th
89.5
58 ↔ 111
97th
3TB
93rd
156
98th
0.25
94th
34
95th
$75
51st
12
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2.6k
64
99th
97.6
75 ↔ 114
98th
1TB
82nd
164
99th
0.03
68th
76
1st
13
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $106
Samples 28k
64
99th
45.7
68th
84.2
49 ↔ 110
94th
2TB
90th
141
93rd
0.34
96th
60
3rd
$106
34th
14
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $95
Samples 19k
63
99th
53.3
72nd
88.2
55 ↔ 110
96th
2TB
90th
147
95th
0.52
97th
23
97th
$95
39th
15
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $73
Samples 9.6k
63
99th
32.6
58th
82.7
47 ↔ 110
93rd
1TB
82nd
148
96th
0.23
94th
23
97th
$73
53rd
16
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $123
Samples 33k
62
98th
18.7
45th
79.9
36 ↔ 110
91st
1TB
82nd
142
94th
0.43
97th
60
3rd
$123
28th
17
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB
Samples 2.3k
62
98th
83.1
57 ↔ 103
93rd
4TB
96th
143
94th
0.03
68th
45
92nd
18
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $54
Samples 10k
62
98th
97.2
99th
92.3
59 ↔ 111
97th
2TB
90th
162
98th
0.3
95th
34
95th
$54
68th
19
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $70
Samples 23k
61
98th
105
100th
85.1
53 ↔ 109
94th
3TB
93rd
150
96th
0.46
97th
67
2nd
$70
55th
20
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $48
Samples 145k
61
98th
47.3
69th
79.2
33 ↔ 106
91st
1TB
82nd
141
93rd
3.21
100th
67
2nd
$48
75th
21
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $221
Samples 2.2k
61
98th
38.9
63rd
74.9
50 ↔ 94
89th
4TB
96th
129
90th
0.04
68th
56
15th
$221
11th
22
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $105
Samples 2.3k
61
98th
96.3
98th
88.1
59 ↔ 106
96th
4TB
96th
152
97th
0.08
86th
34
95th
$105
35th
23
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $64
Samples 20k
60
98th
21.5
48th
47.5
18 ↔ 64
62nd
1TB
82nd
87.6
69th
0.42
95th
65
3rd
$64
60th
24
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $56
Samples 77k
60
98th
89.5
96th
86.6
46 ↔ 110
95th
2TB
90th
154
97th
1.41
99th
67
2nd
$56
67th
25
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 136
60
98th
86
63 ↔ 107
95th
4TB
96th
142
94th
0
36th
49
89th
26
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 5.9k
60
98th
72.9
43 ↔ 96
88th
4TB
96th
116
86th
0.09
86th
60
3rd
27
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $65
Samples 239k
60
98th
77.7
90th
87.9
38 ↔ 115
96th
2TB
90th
132
91st
3.18
99th
83
1st
$65
59th
28
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $40
Samples 27k
60
98th
60.3
77th
84
50 ↔ 107
94th
1TB
82nd
147
95th
0.79
98th
34
95th
$40
82nd
29
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $60
Samples 37k
58
97th
67
82nd
70
47 ↔ 86
87th
2TB
90th
118
86th
0.99
98th
36
94th
$60
63rd
30
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $120
Samples 1k
58
97th
84.2
93rd
88.2
60 ↔ 106
96th
4TB
96th
151
96th
0.02
68th
23
97th
$120
29th
31
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $200
Samples 2.9k
58
97th
56.5
74th
98.5
75 ↔ 115
99th
4TB
96th
173
99th
0.05
82nd
26
96th
$200
13th
32
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $72
Samples 3.4k
57
97th
52.7
71st
66.1
43 ↔ 84
84th
2TB
90th
116
86th
0.03
78th
49
89th
$72
54th
33
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $70
Samples 91k
57
97th
22.9
49th
55.7
35 ↔ 75
75th
1TB
82nd
94.8
75th
0.85
98th
102
0th
$70
55th
34
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $110
Samples 7.6k
57
97th
77.7
90th
74.4
47 ↔ 98
89th
4TB
96th
125
88th
0.17
90th
59
3rd
$110
32nd
35
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $89
Samples 12k
57
97th
71.7
85th
74.2
50 ↔ 98
89th
3TB
93rd
124
88th
0.21
92nd
36
94th
$89
44th
36
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.2k
56
96th
62.7
35 ↔ 81
82nd
1TB
82nd
82.7
64th
0.03
68th
61
3rd
37
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $94
Samples 17k
56
96th
61.3
78th
67.3
44 ↔ 89
85th
3TB
93rd
113
84th
0.21
94th
73
2nd
$94
40th
38
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $136
Samples 3.3k
56
96th
36.4
60th
86.2
55 ↔ 110
95th
2TB
90th
147
95th
0.05
82nd
80
1st
$136
25th
39
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $46
Samples 9.6k
56
96th
42
65th
67.3
42 ↔ 88
85th
1TB
82nd
116
86th
0.13
90th
39
93rd
$46
76th
40
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $90
Samples 11k
56
96th
101
99th
79
50 ↔ 101
91st
4TB
96th
131
90th
0.27
95th
36
94th
$90
43rd
41
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $262
Samples 1.4k
56
96th
32.9
58th
75.2
57 ↔ 90
89th
4TB
96th
128
89th
0.04
73rd
69
2nd
$262
7th
42
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $34
Samples 1.1k
56
96th
37.7
62nd
88.6
56 ↔ 111
96th
500GB
62nd
142
94th
0.05
79th
25
96th
$34
88th
43
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $92
Samples 50k
55
96th
18.5
45th
59.5
35 ↔ 77
79th
1TB
82nd
83.8
66th
0.58
97th
106
0th
$92
41st
44
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $84
Samples 32k
55
96th
62.9
80th
61.8
39 ↔ 82
81st
3TB
93rd
103
80th
0.36
96th
88
1st
$84
47th
45
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $74
Samples 14k
55
96th
51.7
71st
66.6
44 ↔ 86
85th
2TB
90th
113
84th
0.25
93rd
73
2nd
$74
52nd
46
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $132
Samples 1.8k
55
96th
98.5
99th
90.6
61 ↔ 111
97th
5TB
97th
152
97th
0.06
82nd
34
95th
$132
26th
47
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $165
Samples 780
55
96th
91.8
97th
88
64 ↔ 110
96th
6TB
98th
152
97th
0.02
68th
34
95th
$165
19th
48
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $299
Samples 90
55
96th
93.9
98th
97.8
67 ↔ 119
99th
10TB
100th
164
99th
0
36th
23
97th
$299
6th
49
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $209
Samples 1.3k
55
96th
87.6
95th
106
81 ↔ 122
100th
6TB
98th
183
99th
0.04
79th
20
98th
$209
12th
50
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010)
Samples 3.8k
54
95th
57
33 ↔ 75
77th
1TB
82nd
95.1
75th
0.03
73rd
102
0th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $73
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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