Real World Speed
Performance profile from 256,418 user samples
1,531 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 53% 817GB free
Poor: 53% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 85th / 984
254,887 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 897GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 826GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 31st / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
76.3 % -16% 88.9 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
135 MB/s -19% 160 MB/s Faster read speed.
+19%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
131 MB/s -15% 150 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+15%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.85 MB/s Faster random read.
+29%
0.66 MB/s -29%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.86 MB/s Faster random write.
+18%
1.58 MB/s -18%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
121 MB/s -11% 134 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+11%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.21 MB/s -24% 0.26 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+24%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
170 MB/s -14% 194 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+14%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
161 MB/s -14% 184 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+14%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.13 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+11%
1.02 MB/s -11%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.24 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+12%
2 MB/s -12%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
159 MB/s -8% 172 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+8%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.24 MB/s -58% 0.38 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+58%
Market Share
Based on 6,184,986 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % -17,250% 6.94 % Insanely higher market share.
+17,250%
Value
Value For Money
67.6 % Much better value.
+45%
46.7 % -45%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % -25% 75 % More popular.
+25%
Price
Price (score)
$130 -58% $55 Much cheaper.
+58%
Age
Newest
47 Months Much more recent.
+35%
72 Months -35%
Capacity
Capacity
4TB 1TB
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The HGST Deskstar NAS is one of the few NAS drives to feature a 7,200 RPM rotational speed. This relatively high rotational speed helps the 4TB Deskstar NAS achieve a 4k read/write speed of 1.14/2.2 MB/s. 1.14 MB/s is actually the highest 4K read speed I have seen to date on a 4TB drive. In terms of sequential read/write speeds the Deskstar NAS clocked in at 161/144 MB/s which are also a reasonable set of scores. Overall the Deskstar NAS scored an effective speed of 116 MB/s which despite being 14% below the group leaders, is still second place for a 4TB capacity drive. With 4TB of capacity and an above average performance profile the HGST Deskstar NAS represents very good value for money. [Mar '14 HDrivePro]

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The 1TB Barracuda 7200.14 boasts impressive peak sequential read/write Lab speeds of 195/193 MB/s. These best case burst speeds indicate what the Barracuda is capable of under Lab perfect test conditions. Our real world benchmarks have been sourced from hundreds of users and give a better sense of how well this drive actually performs on a day to day basis. The 1TB 7200.14 has an average UBM sequential read/write speed of 147 MB/s, which is a superb result, especially for a budget drive. With 4K random read/write speeds of 0.77/1.53 MB/s small file performance is also respectable making the 1TB Barracuda a very good all round performer. In terms of value for money the relatively small 1TB drive is not as good value as its larger 3TB sibling but in the 1 TB category this is one of the best value for money drives available. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 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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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
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  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
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Intel Core i7-7700K $288Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
Intel Core i5-7600K $200Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $189SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $195SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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