Real World Speed
Performance profile from 846 user samples
846 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 466GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 433GB free
Poor: 69% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 1002
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
90.9 % 92.7 % +2%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
163 MB/s 164 MB/s +1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
154 MB/s 159 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.58 MB/s 1.08 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+86%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.5 MB/s 1.96 MB/s Much faster random write.
+31%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
131 MB/s 143 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+9%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.26 MB/s 0.27 MB/s +3%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
193 MB/s 198 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
186 MB/s 192 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.81 MB/s 1.71 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+111%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.01 MB/s 2.41 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+20%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
171 MB/s 175 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.33 MB/s 0.35 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 8,824,406 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 77.2 % Much more popular.
+38%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 2.71 % Insanely higher market share.
+6,672%
Price
Price (score)
$34 Hugely cheaper.
+223%
111 USD
Value
Value For Money
37.8 % 65.8 % Much better value.
+74%
Age
Newest
21 Months Hugely more recent.
+93%
40.6 Months
Capacity
Capacity
500GB   —
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 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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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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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - 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.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
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Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $290Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $137
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $176AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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