Real World Speed
Performance profile from 26,896 user samples
26,896 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 64% 61GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
88.9 % -6% 94.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
160 MB/s -5% 168 MB/s +5%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
150 MB/s -7% 161 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+7%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.67 MB/s -74% 1.17 MB/s Much faster random read.
+74%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.54 MB/s -22% 1.88 MB/s Faster random write.
+22%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
135 MB/s -6% 143 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+6%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.25 MB/s -4% 0.26 MB/s +4%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
199 MB/s -0% 199 MB/s +0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
184 MB/s -4% 191 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.02 MB/s -68% 1.71 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+68%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.81 MB/s -25% 2.26 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+25%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
175 MB/s +1% 174 MB/s -1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.39 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+15%
0.34 MB/s -15%
Market Share
Based on 3,470,598 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % -13% 72.1 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.5 % -66% 2.49 % Much higher market share.
+66%
Price
Price (score)
$81 Cheaper.
+18%
95.7 USD -18%
Value
Value For Money
94.5 % Much better value.
+37%
68.9 % -37%
Age
Newest
66 Months -118% 30.3 Months Hugely more recent.
+118%
Capacity
Capacity
3TB   —
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 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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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $310AMD RX 480 $205Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $328Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $160
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $113SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $430SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $125SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $9
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