Real World Speed
Performance profile from 89,725 user samples
89,413 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 64% 394GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 34th / 979
312 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 130% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 90% 4TB free
Poor: 90% Great: 130%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
88.6 % -28% 113 % Faster effective speed.
+28%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
160 MB/s -11% 177 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+11%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
149 MB/s -45% 216 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+45%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.64 MB/s -572% 4.3 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+572%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.49 MB/s -81% 2.69 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+81%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
136 MB/s -24% 168 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+24%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.24 MB/s -25% 0.3 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+25%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
199 MB/s -9% 217 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
185 MB/s -34% 248 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+34%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.92 MB/s -716% 7.51 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+716%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.75 MB/s -87% 3.27 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+87%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
174 MB/s -18% 205 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+18%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.39 MB/s -3% 0.4 MB/s +3%
Market Share
Based on 4,071,872 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.28 % Insanely higher market share.
+4,180%
0.1 % -4,180%
Value
Value For Money
68.7 % Better value.
+18%
58 % -18%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % -13% 68 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
Price
Price (score)
$74 Much cheaper.
+78%
$336 -78%
Age
Newest
68 Months -66% 23 Months Much more recent.
+66%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 6TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 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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  • - 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 $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
Intel Core i5-7600K $229AMD RX 480 $248Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $300Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $165
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $136SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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