Real World Speed
Performance profile from 6,659 user samples
1,794 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 53% 3.5TB free
Poor: 53% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 91st / 984
4,865 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 58% 63GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 49th / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
75.5 % 85.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
133 MB/s 152 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+14%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
130 MB/s 145 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+12%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.84 MB/s Much faster random read.
+38%
0.61 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.84 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+5%
1.75 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
120 MB/s 123 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.21 MB/s 0.24 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+14%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
169 MB/s 182 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
160 MB/s 176 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+10%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.15 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+55%
0.74 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.23 MB/s +5% 2.13 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
160 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+5%
152 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.24 MB/s 0.29 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+21%
Market Share
Based on 7,805,494 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 0.13 % Hugely higher market share.
+160%
Value
Value For Money
73.9 % 98.3 % Much better value.
+33%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 70 % More popular.
+17%
Price
Price (score)
$117 $99 Cheaper.
+15%
Age
Newest
50 Months 17 Months Much more recent.
+66%
Capacity
Capacity
4TB 4TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 2018 HDD Rankings.

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]

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  • Fastest effective speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance, price and capacity.
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