Real World Speed
Performance profile from 225,230 user samples
225,230 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 46% 2TB free
Poor: 46% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
88.4 % 91.1 % +3%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
156 MB/s 161 MB/s +3%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
133 MB/s 150 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+13%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.68 MB/s 1.22 MB/s Much faster random read.
+80%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.52 MB/s 2.09 MB/s Much faster random write.
+38%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
73.3 MB/s 85.3 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+16%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.72 MB/s 0.83 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+15%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
152 MB/s 154 MB/s +1%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
202 MB/s +1% 201 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
183 MB/s 192 MB/s +5%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.77 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+97%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.8 MB/s 2.51 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+39%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
87 MB/s 106 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+22%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.02 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+14%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
200 MB/s +2% 196 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 10,578,611 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 77.9 % More popular.
+30%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.15 % Slightly higher market share.
+13%
2.79 %
Price
Price (score)
$58 Hugely cheaper.
+91%
112 USD
Value
Value For Money
86.8 % Better value.
+28%
67.6 %
Age
Newest
83 Months 44.6 Months Hugely more recent.
+86%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB   —
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $172SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $196SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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