Real World Speed
Performance profile from 123,364 user samples
123,364 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 1GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
87.7 % -7% 93.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
159 MB/s -5% 166 MB/s +5%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
147 MB/s -9% 160 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+9%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.62 MB/s -82% 1.13 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+82%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.41 MB/s -31% 1.85 MB/s Much faster random write.
+31%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
135 MB/s -6% 142 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+6%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.24 MB/s -8% 0.26 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+8%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
198 MB/s -1% 199 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
184 MB/s -4% 191 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.96 MB/s -77% 1.7 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+77%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.71 MB/s -33% 2.27 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+33%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
174 MB/s -0% 174 MB/s +0%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.37 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+10%
0.34 MB/s -10%
Market Share
Based on 5,360,412 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % -24% 74.4 % More popular.
+24%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.17 % Much higher market share.
+50%
2.77 % -50%
Price
Price (score)
$50 Much cheaper.
+70%
84.8 USD -70%
Value
Value For Money
101 % Much better value.
+30%
77.4 % -30%
Age
Newest
72 Months -98% 36.3 Months Hugely more recent.
+98%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB   —
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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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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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How it works

  • - 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.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $325Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $119
Intel Core i5-7600K $230Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
HDDRAMUSB
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 $57HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $144SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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