Real World Speed
Performance profile from 197,083 user samples
2,804 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 59% 2GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 1002
194,279 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 64% 69GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 1002
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
85.1 % 89.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
153 MB/s 163 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+7%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
144 MB/s 149 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.65 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+7%
0.61 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.19 MB/s 1.43 MB/s Faster random write.
+20%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
126 MB/s 140 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+11%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.19 MB/s 0.24 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+26%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
193 MB/s 200 MB/s +4%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
186 MB/s +2% 182 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.95 MB/s +1% 0.94 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.62 MB/s 1.74 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
175 MB/s +1% 174 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.24 MB/s 0.37 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+54%
Market Share
Based on 8,710,265 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 2.99 % Insanely higher market share.
+7,375%
Value
Value For Money
61.1 % 89.2 % Much better value.
+46%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 60 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$80 $58 Cheaper.
+28%
Age
Newest
76 Months +4% 79 Months
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 2TB
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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]

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If you are specifically looking for a 2TB Hard Drive, the Barracuda is both a solid performer and offers reasonable value for money. That said, It probably makes more sense to go for the 3TB version which, thanks to economies of scale, represents significantly better value for money. With the 3TB Barracuda you get 50% more storage and approximately the same performance for just 20% more money. [Sep '13 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 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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  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Fastest effective speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance, price and capacity.
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