Real World Speed
Performance profile from 13,272 user samples
5,780 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 39% 112GB free
Poor: 39% Great: 65%
SPEED RANK: 266th / 979
7,492 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 930GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 899GB free
Poor: 73% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
52.7 % -80% 94.9 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+80%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
89.7 MB/s -92% 172 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+92%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
92.9 MB/s -71% 159 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+71%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.55 MB/s -55% 0.85 MB/s Much faster random read.
+55%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.26 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+180%
1.52 MB/s -180%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
83.8 MB/s -65% 138 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+65%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.46 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+64%
0.28 MB/s -64%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
116 MB/s -71% 198 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+71%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
113 MB/s -65% 186 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+65%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.74 MB/s -42% 1.05 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+42%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
5.66 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+214%
1.8 MB/s -214%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
108 MB/s -54% 166 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+54%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.76 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+124%
0.34 MB/s -124%
Market Share
Based on 4,352,294 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.36 % -333% 1.56 % Hugely higher market share.
+333%
Value
Value For Money
15.7 % -246% 54.5 % Hugely better value.
+246%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % -75% 89 % Much more popular.
+75%
Price
Price (score)
$48 +4% $50 -4%
Age
Newest
51 Months -82% 9 Months Hugely more recent.
+82%
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 1TB
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The Laptop Thin (7mm) SSHD from Seagate has a 64MB Cache and comes equipped with 8GB of MLC NAND Flash. At less than a year old the Laptop Thin is relatively new, but its performance is unbalanced and favours small file IO. With average sequential speeds of 85 MB/s the Laptop Thin lags the group leaders by over 50% in this area. As a result regular tasks such as copying multimedia files will be relatively slow on this drive. On the other hand, thanks to its 8GB of NAND flash, small file performance is far better and average and lies in the region of 3 MB/s which is a very respectable result. Overall the Laptop Thin's performance profile is skewed heavily towards small file IO. The Thins larger capacity 1TB sibling offers considerably better value for money. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST1000DM010) has an impressive performance profile. With Sequential read/writes averaging 173 and 159 MBps respectively, the Barracuda can make short work of even moderately large backups. The small file (4K) performance profile is less impressive but still adequate with average read/writes coming in at 0.87 and 1.53 MBps respectively. For use as OS drives, rotational disks are quickly loosing market share to SSDs which offer orders of magnitude faster 4k read/write speeds. On the other hand cheap TLC based SSDs often have slower sustained write speeds than their rotational counterparts. Reasonably good overall performance can be achieved by using a TLC SSD to host the OS and a larger rotational drive such as the Barracuda for backups and media files. Larger capacity variants of this drive offer both better performance and better value for money. [Feb '17 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 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 $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $390Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $297AMD RX 480 $608Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
Intel Core i5-7600K $233Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $243Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $169
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $696SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $144SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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