Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2,581 user samples
2,581 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 57% 2TB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
84.1 % 90.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
147 MB/s 159 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
145 MB/s 148 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
3.21 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
1.24 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.09 MB/s 2.09 MB/s +0%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
73 MB/s 83.8 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.95 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
0.84 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
146 MB/s 153 MB/s +5%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
184 MB/s 202 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
179 MB/s 192 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
6.99 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
1.78 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.4 MB/s 2.53 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
153 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
106 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.2 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
1.02 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
185 MB/s 197 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 11,250,268 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 78 % More popular.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 2.67 % Insanely higher market share.
Price (score)
$129 113 USD Slightly cheaper.
Value For Money
74.9 % Slightly better value.
66.8 %
46 Months 45.6 Months +1%
4TB   —
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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