Real World Speed
Performance profile from 247,423 user samples
14,932 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 641GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 983
232,491 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 889GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 782GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 983
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
83.5 % -5% 87.2 % +5%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
135 MB/s -17% 158 MB/s Faster read speed.
+17%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
155 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+6%
146 MB/s -6%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.61 MB/s -48% 0.9 MB/s Much faster random read.
+48%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.98 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+121%
2.25 MB/s -121%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
122 MB/s -11% 136 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+11%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.59 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+111%
0.28 MB/s -111%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
189 MB/s -6% 200 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
189 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+6%
179 MB/s -6%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.81 MB/s -62% 1.31 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+62%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
5.62 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+100%
2.81 MB/s -100%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
154 MB/s -8% 167 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+8%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.84 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+127%
0.37 MB/s -127%
Market Share
Based on 4,682,045 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.5 % -2,248% 11.7 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,248%
Value
Value For Money
53.2 % -1% 53.5 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % -11% 70 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
Price
Price (score)
$90 -48% $47 Much cheaper.
+48%
Age
Newest
47 Months More recent.
+23%
61 Months -23%
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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This is the latest version of Western Digital's mid-range Blue drive. At only one year of age this drive is relatively new and the performance figures reflect this. With maximum sequential speeds of 180 MB/s (both read and write) the Blue is amongst the faster drives currently available and in terms of real world performance it beats its predecessor the 2010 Blue (WD10EALS) by around 18%. The 2012 Blue has a single 1TB platter which combined with its 7200 rotation speed allow for above average performance across the board. In terms of value for money a larger capacity drive will nearly always be a better choice but within the 1TB category as a system drive, the 2012 Blue is a very reasonable, if not the best, option. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 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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Intel Core i7-7700K $295Nvidia GTX 1070 $390Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
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Intel Core i5-7600K $235Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $714SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
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