Real World Speed
Performance profile from 29,914 user samples
29,365 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 48% 610GB free
Poor: 48% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 135th / 984
549 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 131% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 85% 961GB free
Poor: 85% Great: 131%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
67.2 % -68% 113 % Much faster effective speed.
+68%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
109 MB/s -61% 175 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+61%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
125 MB/s -74% 217 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+74%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.62 MB/s -587% 4.26 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+587%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.3 MB/s -16% 2.66 MB/s Faster random write.
+16%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
104 MB/s -61% 167 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+61%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.46 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+53%
0.3 MB/s -53%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
136 MB/s -60% 217 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+60%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
155 MB/s -59% 247 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+59%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.87 MB/s -737% 7.28 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+737%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.15 MB/s -6% 3.33 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
141 MB/s -50% 212 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+50%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.63 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+66%
0.38 MB/s -66%
Market Share
Based on 5,407,965 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.92 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,967%
0.03 % -2,967%
Value
Value For Money
23.6 % -242% 80.9 % Hugely better value.
+242%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % -25% 69 % More popular.
+25%
Price
Price (score)
$82 Much cheaper.
+66%
$240 -66%
Age
Newest
95 Months -72% 27 Months Much more recent.
+72%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 6TB
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The Samsung Spinpoint F3 is over four years old and one of the oldest drives that we have included in our group tests. The reason for its inclusion is that it was once one of the best hard drives available and we have seen more user benchmarks for this drive than any other. The price of this drive has fluctuated significantly over its epic four year life span and current prices do not reflect the great value for money that this drive once represented. In today's market the F3 struggles to keep up with the group leaders both in terms of performance and price. With an effective speed rating of 116 MB/s the F3 is one of the slowest 1TB drives in our group test. There are clearly newer and better alternatives available at this time. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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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Intel Core i7-7700K $297Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $80
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $220Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $149
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $724SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $152SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $56HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $141SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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