Real World Speed
Performance profile from 416,727 user samples
28,805 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 1.5TB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 45% 405GB free (System drive)
Poor: 45% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 69th / 1010
387,922 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 664GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 356GB free (System drive)
Poor: 40% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
82.9 % 85.6 % +3%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
137 MB/s 155 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+13%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
138 MB/s +3% 134 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.18 MB/s Much faster random read.
+53%
0.77 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.79 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+189%
1.66 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
42.3 MB/s 74.5 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+76%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.94 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+152%
0.77 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
151 MB/s +5% 144 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
194 MB/s 203 MB/s +5%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
197 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+5%
187 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.6 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+60%
1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
5.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+162%
2.1 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
80.2 MB/s 89.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+12%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
2.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+150%
1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
202 MB/s +2% 199 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 10,578,611 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.37 % 6.22 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,581%
Value
Value For Money
52.9 % 63.2 % Better value.
+19%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 76 % More popular.
+19%
Price
Price (score)
$90 $39 Much cheaper.
+57%
Age
Newest
60 Months More recent.
+26%
81 Months
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 1TB
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The Seagate Desktop SSHD is a Solid State Hard Drive (SSHD). The 8GBs of MLC NAND flash built into this model help facilitate better performance than a purely mechanical drive. Peak sequential read/write speeds are above average at 190 MB/s. The 2TB SSHD has consistently demonstrated class leading 4k random write speeds in the region of 5.0 MB/s. 4K read speeds are in the region of 0.7-0.9 MB/s which is well above average, but not record breaking. Overall the performance increases attributable to the NAND flash are very noticeable in the area of small file 4K performance where the SSHD dominates the competition. In terms of sequential speeds, the Seagate also offers better average sequential performance than most mechanical 2TB hard drives. From a value for money perspective, the 2TB SSHD is well above average, it has a brilliant 4k performance profile, strong sequential speeds and only a slightly above average price. [Dec '13 HDrivePro]

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The 1TB Barracuda 7200.14 boasts impressive peak sequential read/write Lab speeds of 195/193 MB/s. These best case burst speeds indicate what the Barracuda is capable of under Lab perfect test conditions. Our real world benchmarks have been sourced from hundreds of users and give a better sense of how well this drive actually performs on a day to day basis. The 1TB 7200.14 has an average UBM sequential read/write speed of 147 MB/s, which is a superb result, especially for a budget drive. With 4K random read/write speeds of 0.77/1.53 MB/s small file performance is also respectable making the 1TB Barracuda a very good all round performer. In terms of value for money the relatively small 1TB drive is not as good value as its larger 3TB sibling but in the 1 TB category this is one of the best value for money drives available. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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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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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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