Real World Speed
Performance profile from 47,593 user samples
345 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 463GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 433GB free
Poor: 70% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 17th / 984
47,248 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 3TB free
Poor: 61% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
92.6 % +5% 88.3 % -5%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
167 MB/s +4% 160 MB/s -4%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
156 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+5%
148 MB/s -5%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.61 MB/s -7% 0.65 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+7%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.55 MB/s +2% 1.52 MB/s -2%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
135 MB/s +1% 134 MB/s -1%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.25 MB/s +4% 0.24 MB/s -4%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
198 MB/s 0% 198 MB/s 0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
190 MB/s +3% 185 MB/s -3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.84 MB/s -14% 0.96 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+14%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.07 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+15%
1.8 MB/s -15%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
173 MB/s -1% 175 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.33 MB/s -12% 0.37 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+12%
Market Share
Based on 6,223,049 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % -5,250% 1.07 % Insanely higher market share.
+5,250%
Value
Value For Money
28.9 % -339% 127 % Hugely better value.
+339%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % -21% 68 % More popular.
+21%
Price
Price (score)
$46 Cheaper.
+23%
$60 -23%
Age
Newest
16 Months Much more recent.
+78%
74 Months -78%
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 3TB
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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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  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
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  • - 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 $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
Intel Core i5-7600K $200Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $160SanDisk 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 $54Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $195SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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