Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,591 user samples
7 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% 5TB free
Worst Bench: 82% 2.5TB free
Poor: 82% Great: 121%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 984
1,584 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 68% 424GB free
Poor: 68% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
97 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
89.5 % -8%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
180 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+12%
160 MB/s -12%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
157 MB/s +3% 152 MB/s -3%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
3.61 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+464%
0.64 MB/s -464%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.09 MB/s Much faster random write.
+71%
1.81 MB/s -71%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
155 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+21%
128 MB/s -21%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.3 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+20%
0.25 MB/s -20%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
217 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+18%
184 MB/s -18%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
204 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+14%
179 MB/s -14%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
4.38 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+492%
0.74 MB/s -492%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
4.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+107%
2.17 MB/s -107%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
192 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+25%
154 MB/s -25%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.41 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+41%
0.29 MB/s -41%
Market Share
Based on 4,980,624 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % -1,150% 0.25 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,150%
Value
Value For Money
72.6 % -29% 93.4 % Better value.
+29%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % -38% 72 % Much more popular.
+38%
Price
Price (score)
$230 -52% $110 Much cheaper.
+52%
Age
Newest
11 Months 0% 11 Months 0%
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 4TB
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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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Intel Core i7-7700K $298Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $390Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $126
Intel Core i5-7600K $212Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $285Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $154
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $718SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $57HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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