Real World Speed
Performance profile from 36,117 user samples
36,117 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 57% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 463GB free
Poor: 34% Great: 57%
SPEED RANK: 404th / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
46.5 % 92.1 % Hugely faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
81.6 MB/s 163 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
80.6 MB/s 158 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.36 MB/s 1.07 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.22 MB/s 1.97 MB/s Much faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
74.3 MB/s 142 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.16 MB/s 0.27 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
99.4 MB/s 197 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
99.7 MB/s 192 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.52 MB/s 1.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.53 MB/s 2.4 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
95.7 MB/s 174 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.19 MB/s 0.35 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 7,861,115 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 76.4 % Much more popular.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.87 % 2.53 % Hugely higher market share.
50 Months 38.6 Months More recent.
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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]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • 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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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - 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.
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