Real World Speed
Performance profile from 105,743 user samples
105,743 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 447GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 26% 423GB free (System drive)
Poor: 26% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 260th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
55.8 % 91 % Much faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
102 MB/s 160 MB/s Much faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
97.7 MB/s 150 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.61 MB/s 1.2 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.34 MB/s 2.08 MB/s Much faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
51.8 MB/s 88.5 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.7 MB/s 0.79 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
92.5 MB/s 152 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
137 MB/s 200 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
133 MB/s 192 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 1.75 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.65 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
2.51 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
68 MB/s 113 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.02 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
133 MB/s 196 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 10,132,054 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 78.2 % Much more popular.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2 % 2.8 % Much higher market share.
Price (score)
$24 Hugely cheaper.
112 USD
Value For Money
33.3 % 67.9 % Hugely better value.
55 Months 43.6 Months More recent.
500GB   —
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 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]


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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