Real World Speed
Performance profile from 8,298 user samples
1,512 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 58% 367GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 47th / 979
6,786 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 75% 1.5TB free
Poor: 75% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
85.4 % -14% 97.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
153 MB/s -16% 178 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
145 MB/s -12% 163 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.66 MB/s 0% 0.66 MB/s 0%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.21 MB/s -26% 1.53 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
125 MB/s -24% 155 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.19 MB/s -11% 0.21 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
196 MB/s -4% 204 MB/s +4%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
187 MB/s -1% 189 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.86 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
0.8 MB/s -8%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.66 MB/s -10% 1.82 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
175 MB/s -3% 181 MB/s +3%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.25 MB/s 0% 0.25 MB/s 0%
Market Share
Based on 4,352,294 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % -1,783% 1.13 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
69 % -21% 83.7 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % -29% 71 % More popular.
Price (score)
$71 -6% $67 Slightly cheaper.
66 Months -86% 9 Months Hugely more recent.

In terms of specs, price and age the Video SV35.6 appears to be identical to its 2TB Barracuda 7200.14 sibling. We have only seen nine user samples for the SV35.6 so far so we don't have enough data to formulate a strong opinion as yet but based on the samples we have seen, this drive appears to underperform the barracuda. Peak sequential speeds are similar but random 4k speeds lag by around 15%. It's possible that these are just statistical discrepancies that will iron themselves out as we see more samples but in the mean time we would recommend the barracuda 7200.14 over this drive. [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
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
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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