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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(35.9)
Avg. bench(46.1)
Capacity(966)
Write(79)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(52)
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 84k
103
100th
60.4
77th
91.8
53 ↔ 115
97th
1TB
82nd
144
94th
2.51
99th
22
97th
$44
79th
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80
Samples 17k
84
100th
106
100th
98.2
65 ↔ 117
99th
3TB
93rd
142
94th
0.56
97th
22
97th
$80
48th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59
Samples 63k
79
100th
96.3
99th
99
68 ↔ 117
99th
2TB
90th
146
95th
2.59
99th
22
97th
$59
65th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $48
Samples 406k
78
100th
50.4
70th
85.2
51 ↔ 112
94th
1TB
82nd
135
91st
6.34
100th
80
1st
$48
74th
5
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $43
Samples 579k
78
100th
54.3
73rd
82.1
51 ↔ 108
92nd
1TB
82nd
141
93rd
11.4
100th
73
2nd
$43
80th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $65
Samples 65k
72
99th
36.2
59th
82.1
51 ↔ 106
92nd
1TB
82nd
139
92nd
1.01
99th
57
4th
$65
58th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $100
Samples 6.6k
72
99th
97.9
99th
85.3
56 ↔ 105
94th
4TB
96th
134
91st
0.24
94th
22
97th
$100
36th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $114
Samples 28k
71
99th
44
66th
87
60 ↔ 110
95th
2TB
90th
156
97th
0.55
97th
57
4th
$114
32nd
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 1k
68
99th
106
70 ↔ 129
100th
6TB
98th
210
100th
0.03
73rd
37
93rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $75
Samples 70k
66
99th
99.5
99th
86.5
47 ↔ 112
95th
3TB
93rd
127
89th
0.96
98th
82
1st
$75
51st
11
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2.4k
64
99th
98.5
77 ↔ 117
99th
1TB
82nd
165
99th
0.03
76th
75
1st
12
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $73
Samples 26k
64
99th
65.8
81st
83.8
47 ↔ 111
93rd
2TB
90th
141
93rd
0.35
95th
59
3rd
$73
53rd
13
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $74
Samples 8.9k
64
99th
104
100th
89.4
55 ↔ 110
96th
3TB
93rd
156
97th
0.21
94th
33
95th
$74
52nd
14
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $95
Samples 19k
63
99th
52.9
72nd
87.6
55 ↔ 111
96th
2TB
90th
148
96th
0.66
98th
22
97th
$95
39th
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $115
Samples 29k
62
99th
20.3
46th
81.2
43 ↔ 109
92nd
1TB
82nd
143
94th
0.46
97th
59
3rd
$115
31st
16
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $105
Samples 2.1k
62
99th
89.3
96th
81.7
55 ↔ 102
92nd
4TB
96th
141
93rd
0.03
73rd
44
92nd
$105
34th
17
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $73
Samples 8.5k
62
99th
33.6
58th
85.4
47 ↔ 111
94th
1TB
82nd
152
97th
0.26
95th
22
97th
$73
53rd
18
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $57
Samples 10k
62
99th
91.5
97th
90.9
58 ↔ 111
97th
2TB
90th
159
98th
0.16
94th
33
95th
$57
66th
19
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $79
Samples 24k
61
98th
94.1
98th
86.3
55 ↔ 109
95th
3TB
93rd
150
96th
0.34
96th
66
2nd
$79
49th
20
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $40
Samples 153k
61
98th
55.9
74th
78
37 ↔ 106
90th
1TB
82nd
139
92nd
3.41
100th
66
2nd
$40
82nd
21
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $105
Samples 1.8k
61
98th
94.5
98th
86.4
59 ↔ 104
95th
4TB
96th
150
96th
0.06
85th
33
95th
$105
34th
22
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $60
Samples 20k
60
98th
23.4
49th
48.7
23 ↔ 64
63rd
1TB
82nd
89.7
71st
0.31
96th
64
3rd
$60
64th
23
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 131
60
98th
86
63 ↔ 107
95th
4TB
96th
142
94th
0
38th
48
89th
24
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $55
Samples 68k
60
98th
92
97th
88.1
55 ↔ 110
96th
2TB
90th
157
98th
1.36
99th
66
2nd
$55
67th
25
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 6.6k
60
98th
74
53 ↔ 93
89th
4TB
96th
132
90th
0.04
83rd
59
3rd
26
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $71
Samples 217k
60
98th
71.1
85th
87.6
53 ↔ 114
96th
2TB
90th
132
90th
3.15
100th
82
1st
$71
54th
27
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $165
Samples 2.1k
60
98th
52.3
71st
75.1
52 ↔ 95
89th
4TB
96th
129
89th
0.01
73rd
55
15th
$165
19th
28
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $43
Samples 24k
59
97th
56.3
74th
85.3
52 ↔ 108
94th
1TB
82nd
149
96th
0.77
98th
33
95th
$43
80th
29
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $60
Samples 34k
58
97th
65.7
81st
68.6
43 ↔ 85
86th
2TB
90th
116
85th
0.76
98th
35
94th
$60
62nd
30
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $175
Samples 2.8k
58
97th
64.8
81st
98.9
78 ↔ 114
99th
4TB
96th
170
99th
0.07
85th
25
96th
$175
17th
31
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $73
Samples 3.4k
57
97th
51.9
71st
66
44 ↔ 83
84th
2TB
90th
117
86th
0.06
82nd
48
89th
$73
53rd
32
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $70
Samples 89k
57
97th
22.8
49th
55.5
34 ↔ 75
74th
1TB
82nd
95.4
75th
0.77
98th
101
0th
$70
55th
33
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $110
Samples 7.3k
57
97th
78.7
90th
75.4
49 ↔ 99
89th
4TB
96th
126
88th
0.1
90th
58
3rd
$110
32nd
34
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $45
Samples 8.1k
57
97th
43.4
65th
68.1
44 ↔ 87
85th
1TB
82nd
117
86th
0.16
93rd
38
93rd
$45
77th
35
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $95
Samples 11k
57
97th
66.9
82nd
73.8
51 ↔ 97
88th
3TB
93rd
124
88th
0.14
92nd
35
94th
$95
39th
36
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $120
Samples 910
57
97th
83.7
93rd
87.5
61 ↔ 104
96th
4TB
96th
151
96th
0.03
73rd
22
97th
$120
29th
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.2k
56
96th
63.7
37 ↔ 81
82nd
1TB
82nd
83.5
64th
0.03
73rd
60
3rd
38
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $94
Samples 17k
56
96th
63
79th
68.7
43 ↔ 89
86th
3TB
93rd
116
85th
0.2
92nd
72
2nd
$94
39th
39
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $75
Samples 3.3k
56
96th
66.2
81st
86.4
57 ↔ 110
95th
2TB
90th
147
95th
0.03
77th
79
1st
$75
51st
40
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $100
Samples 9k
56
96th
90.7
97th
79
50 ↔ 100
91st
4TB
96th
130
90th
0.26
94th
35
94th
$100
36th
41
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $180
Samples 1.3k
56
96th
48.2
69th
75.5
57 ↔ 91
89th
4TB
96th
128
89th
0.04
86th
68
2nd
$180
16th
42
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $34
Samples 1.1k
56
96th
37.3
61st
89.5
65 ↔ 109
96th
500GB
61st
148
96th
0.03
82nd
24
96th
$34
88th
43
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $92
Samples 48k
55
96th
18.5
44th
59.2
34 ↔ 77
79th
1TB
82nd
83.9
64th
0.55
97th
105
0th
$92
41st
44
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $64
Samples 33k
55
96th
84.5
93rd
62.8
40 ↔ 84
82nd
3TB
93rd
107
81st
0.24
95th
87
1st
$64
59th
45
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $74
Samples 14k
55
96th
53.4
72nd
68.9
47 ↔ 86
86th
2TB
90th
115
84th
0.19
93rd
72
2nd
$74
52nd
46
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $170
Samples 665
55
96th
90.1
97th
89
65 ↔ 109
96th
6TB
98th
154
97th
0.02
67th
33
95th
$170
18th
47
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $137
Samples 1.5k
55
96th
93.8
98th
89.8
63 ↔ 109
97th
5TB
97th
152
97th
0.03
89th
33
95th
$137
25th
48
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $235
Samples 1.2k
55
96th
77.2
89th
105
80 ↔ 122
99th
6TB
98th
181
99th
0.04
77th
19
98th
$235
10th
49
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $309
Samples 98
55
96th
90.8
97th
97.7
68 ↔ 117
98th
10TB
100th
164
98th
0
38th
22
97th
$309
4th
50
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010)
Samples 3.9k
54
95th
59.6
41 ↔ 76
79th
1TB
82nd
98.5
77th
0.02
77th
101
0th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $289Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $121
Intel Core i5-8600K $235AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $176SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $951SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $219SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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