Real World Speed
Performance profile from 43,321 user samples
33,828 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 75% 1TB free
Poor: 75% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 984
9,493 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 4TB free
Worst Bench: 73% 2.5TB free
Poor: 73% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
97.2 % +1% 96 % -1%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
177 MB/s +1% 176 MB/s -1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
162 MB/s +2% 159 MB/s -2%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.66 MB/s 0% 0.66 MB/s 0%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.52 MB/s -1% 1.53 MB/s +1%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
156 MB/s +1% 154 MB/s -1%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.2 MB/s -5% 0.21 MB/s +5%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
202 MB/s -0% 203 MB/s +0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
186 MB/s 0% 186 MB/s 0%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s -1% 0.81 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.8 MB/s -2% 1.83 MB/s +2%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
180 MB/s +1% 179 MB/s -1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.25 MB/s 0% 0.25 MB/s 0%
Market Share
Based on 7,260,298 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.94 % Hugely higher market share.
+266%
0.53 % -266%
Value
Value For Money
92.9 % -11% 103 % Slightly better value.
+11%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
76 % -7% 81 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$60 Cheaper.
+25%
$80 -25%
Age
Newest
16 Months 0% 16 Months 0%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 3TB
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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 $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $275Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
Intel Core i5-7600K $210AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $205SanDisk Extreme 64GB $50
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $931SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $53Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $220SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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