Real World Speed
Performance profile from 6,819 user samples
5,854 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 39% 112GB free
Poor: 39% Great: 65%
SPEED RANK: 270th / 983
965 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 72% 583GB free
Poor: 72% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 983
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
52.8 % -73% 91.5 % Much faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
89.9 MB/s -80% 162 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
93 MB/s -69% 157 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.55 MB/s -16% 0.64 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.29 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
1.82 MB/s -136%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
83.9 MB/s -55% 130 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.46 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
0.25 MB/s -84%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
116 MB/s -59% 185 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
113 MB/s -61% 182 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.73 MB/s -3% 0.75 MB/s +3%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
5.66 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
2.18 MB/s -160%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
108 MB/s -44% 156 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.76 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
0.29 MB/s -162%
Market Share
Based on 4,384,365 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.32 % Much higher market share.
0.21 % -52%
Value For Money
15.8 % -505% 95.5 % Hugely better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % -41% 72 % Much more popular.
Price (score)
$48 Much cheaper.
$110 -56%
51 Months -82% 9 Months Hugely more recent.
500GB 4TB

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]


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
Intel Core i5-7600K $225AMD RX 480 $608Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $278Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $239Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $160
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