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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(35.1)
Avg. bench(45.7)
Capacity(966)
Write(78.2)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(52)
Price(102)
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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 89k
103
100th
61.1
78th
92.9
58 ↔ 115
98th
1TB
82nd
146
95th
2.93
99th
23
97th
$44
78th
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80
Samples 18k
82
100th
107
100th
99.2
67 ↔ 116
99th
3TB
93rd
145
95th
0.47
97th
23
97th
$80
49th
3
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39
Samples 607k
79
100th
60.8
77th
82.4
51 ↔ 108
93rd
1TB
82nd
140
93rd
11.2
100th
74
2nd
$39
84th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60
Samples 70k
78
100th
95.1
98th
99.5
69 ↔ 116
99th
2TB
90th
146
95th
2.54
99th
23
97th
$60
63rd
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $39
Samples 406k
76
100th
63.5
80th
86.2
44 ↔ 114
95th
1TB
82nd
137
92nd
6.24
100th
81
1st
$39
84th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $70
Samples 64k
72
99th
34.1
59th
83.5
53 ↔ 108
94th
1TB
82nd
141
93rd
1
99th
58
4th
$70
54th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $97
Samples 7.3k
72
99th
101
99th
85.6
53 ↔ 106
94th
4TB
96th
130
90th
0.15
91st
23
97th
$97
38th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $106
Samples 29k
71
99th
47
69th
87.1
60 ↔ 110
95th
2TB
90th
156
98th
0.51
97th
58
4th
$106
34th
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 1.3k
68
99th
105
70 ↔ 129
100th
6TB
98th
209
100th
0.03
75th
38
93rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $74
Samples 71k
67
99th
103
100th
88.7
55 ↔ 114
96th
3TB
93rd
132
91st
0.88
98th
83
1st
$74
52nd
11
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $75
Samples 9.5k
65
99th
102
99th
89
55 ↔ 110
96th
3TB
93rd
155
97th
0.2
93rd
34
95th
$75
51st
12
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2.5k
64
99th
98.2
77 ↔ 116
99th
1TB
82nd
165
99th
0.03
75th
76
1st
13
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $106
Samples 28k
64
99th
45
67th
82.9
45 ↔ 111
93rd
2TB
90th
138
92nd
0.37
96th
60
3rd
$106
34th
14
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $73
Samples 9.6k
63
99th
33.1
58th
83.9
49 ↔ 111
94th
1TB
82nd
150
96th
0.25
94th
23
97th
$73
53rd
15
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $94
Samples 22k
63
99th
53.5
72nd
87.5
54 ↔ 111
96th
2TB
90th
149
96th
0.54
97th
23
97th
$94
39th
16
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $115
Samples 34k
62
98th
20.1
46th
80.7
41 ↔ 108
92nd
1TB
82nd
142
94th
0.44
97th
60
3rd
$115
31st
17
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB
Samples 2.3k
62
98th
82.7
56 ↔ 103
93rd
4TB
96th
142
94th
0.04
79th
45
92nd
18
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $59
Samples 10k
62
98th
87.8
95th
91.1
55 ↔ 111
97th
2TB
90th
160
98th
0.29
95th
34
95th
$59
65th
19
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $70
Samples 25k
61
98th
106
100th
86
53 ↔ 110
95th
3TB
93rd
150
96th
0.41
97th
67
2nd
$70
55th
20
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $40
Samples 163k
61
98th
56.2
74th
78.1
34 ↔ 106
90th
1TB
82nd
139
93rd
3.4
100th
67
2nd
$40
83rd
21
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $207
Samples 2.2k
61
98th
41.4
64th
74.9
50 ↔ 94
89th
4TB
96th
129
90th
0.02
70th
56
15th
$207
12th
22
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $111
Samples 2.2k
61
98th
91.1
97th
88
59 ↔ 106
96th
4TB
96th
152
97th
0.06
83rd
34
95th
$111
32nd
23
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $64
Samples 20k
60
98th
21.8
48th
48.2
19 ↔ 64
64th
1TB
82nd
88.3
70th
0.36
96th
65
3rd
$64
60th
24
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $50
Samples 75k
60
98th
99.4
99th
85.8
52 ↔ 110
94th
2TB
90th
153
97th
1.43
99th
67
2nd
$50
73rd
25
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 135
60
98th
86
63 ↔ 107
95th
4TB
96th
142
94th
0
41st
49
89th
26
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 6.2k
60
98th
74.1
47 ↔ 95
89th
4TB
96th
121
87th
0.08
87th
60
3rd
27
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $65
Samples 225k
60
98th
78.1
90th
88.4
46 ↔ 114
96th
2TB
90th
133
91st
3.15
100th
83
1st
$65
58th
28
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $43
Samples 28k
60
98th
55.3
73rd
83.8
43 ↔ 107
94th
1TB
82nd
148
96th
0.81
98th
34
95th
$43
79th
29
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $60
Samples 36k
58
97th
65.3
81st
68.3
45 ↔ 86
86th
2TB
90th
115
85th
0.82
98th
36
94th
$60
63rd
30
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $120
Samples 989
58
97th
84.1
93rd
88
60 ↔ 106
96th
4TB
96th
151
96th
0.03
75th
23
97th
$120
29th
31
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $180
Samples 2.9k
58
97th
62.7
79th
98.3
76 ↔ 115
99th
4TB
96th
172
99th
0.08
87th
26
96th
$180
16th
32
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $72
Samples 3.5k
57
97th
52.8
72nd
66.2
43 ↔ 84
84th
2TB
90th
116
85th
0.07
84th
49
89th
$72
53rd
33
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $70
Samples 91k
57
97th
23
49th
56.1
35 ↔ 75
76th
1TB
82nd
95.5
75th
0.84
98th
102
0th
$70
55th
34
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $115
Samples 7.5k
57
97th
74.7
87th
74.8
46 ↔ 98
89th
4TB
96th
125
88th
0.12
89th
59
3rd
$115
31st
35
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $90
Samples 12k
57
97th
69.6
84th
72.7
44 ↔ 97
88th
3TB
93rd
121
87th
0.19
92nd
36
94th
$90
42nd
36
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.2k
56
96th
62.9
36 ↔ 81
82nd
1TB
82nd
82.9
64th
0.02
70th
61
3rd
37
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $92
Samples 16k
56
96th
63.3
80th
67.6
43 ↔ 87
85th
3TB
93rd
114
84th
0.2
92nd
73
2nd
$92
40th
38
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $136
Samples 3.3k
56
96th
36.6
61st
86.7
55 ↔ 110
95th
2TB
90th
147
95th
0.04
79th
80
1st
$136
25th
39
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $45
Samples 9.8k
56
96th
42.8
66th
67.1
41 ↔ 88
85th
1TB
82nd
116
85th
0.22
94th
39
93rd
$45
77th
40
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $90
Samples 11k
56
96th
100
99th
78.8
49 ↔ 100
91st
4TB
96th
131
90th
0.26
95th
36
94th
$90
42nd
41
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $262
Samples 1.4k
56
96th
32.9
57th
75.2
56 ↔ 90
89th
4TB
96th
128
89th
0.01
70th
69
2nd
$262
7th
42
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $34
Samples 1.2k
56
96th
36.8
61st
88.4
59 ↔ 111
96th
500GB
61st
143
94th
0.06
80th
25
96th
$34
87th
43
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $92
Samples 49k
55
96th
18.9
45th
60.5
37 ↔ 77
80th
1TB
82nd
84.4
66th
0.52
97th
106
0th
$92
40th
44
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $84
Samples 28k
55
96th
65
81st
63.8
42 ↔ 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
106
81st
0.29
95th
88
1st
$84
46th
45
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $74
Samples 14k
55
96th
51.7
71st
66.6
44 ↔ 87
85th
2TB
90th
112
84th
0.19
93rd
73
2nd
$74
52nd
46
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $132
Samples 1.7k
55
96th
98.6
99th
90.7
63 ↔ 110
97th
5TB
97th
153
97th
0.05
80th
34
95th
$132
26th
47
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $166
Samples 759
55
96th
91.7
98th
88.4
64 ↔ 109
96th
6TB
98th
153
97th
0.02
70th
34
95th
$166
19th
48
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $295
Samples 88
55
96th
94.9
98th
97.5
67 ↔ 119
98th
10TB
100th
163
98th
0
41st
23
97th
$295
6th
49
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $260
Samples 1.3k
55
96th
70.3
84th
106
81 ↔ 122
100th
6TB
98th
183
99th
0.04
79th
20
98th
$260
8th
50
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010)
Samples 3.8k
54
95th
57.2
34 ↔ 75
77th
1TB
82nd
95
75th
0.04
79th
102
0th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 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 $172SanDisk 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 $195SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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