Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,783 user samples
1,064 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 55% 120GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 74th / 979
719 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 69% 583GB free
Poor: 69% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
78.9 % -16% 91.2 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
139 MB/s -17% 162 MB/s Faster read speed.
+17%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
136 MB/s -15% 156 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+15%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.88 MB/s Much faster random read.
+35%
0.65 MB/s -35%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.89 MB/s +3% 1.84 MB/s -3%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
123 MB/s -6% 130 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+6%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.21 MB/s -19% 0.25 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+19%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
169 MB/s -9% 184 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
165 MB/s -10% 181 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+10%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.15 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+53%
0.75 MB/s -53%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.25 MB/s +3% 2.18 MB/s -3%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
161 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+5%
153 MB/s -5%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.24 MB/s -21% 0.29 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+21%
Market Share
Based on 4,027,536 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % -75% 0.14 % Much higher market share.
+75%
Value
Value For Money
60.8 % -54% 93.6 % Much better value.
+54%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % -22% 72 % More popular.
+22%
Price
Price (score)
$149 -25% $112 Cheaper.
+25%
Age
Newest
41 Months -80% 8 Months Hugely more recent.
+80%
Capacity
Capacity
4TB 4TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2017 HDD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer Hard Drive comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by cost per GB to yield value for money. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. Share your opinion by voting. [HDrivePro]

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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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Intel Core i7-7700K $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $368Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $102
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $300Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $167
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
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