Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,904 user samples
763 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 59% 3.5TB free
Poor: 59% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 979
1,141 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 81% 1.5TB free
Poor: 81% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
82.2 % -20% 98.3 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
144 MB/s -24% 179 MB/s Faster read speed.
+24%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
142 MB/s -15% 164 MB/s Faster write speed.
+15%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
2.21 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+216%
0.7 MB/s -216%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.98 MB/s Faster random write.
+24%
1.6 MB/s -24%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
130 MB/s -20% 156 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+20%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.28 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+33%
0.21 MB/s -33%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
174 MB/s -16% 201 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+16%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
173 MB/s -9% 188 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+9%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
4.56 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+463%
0.81 MB/s -463%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.32 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+25%
1.85 MB/s -25%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
164 MB/s -9% 179 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+9%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.35 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+40%
0.25 MB/s -40%
Market Share
Based on 3,464,916 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % -300% 0.4 % Hugely higher market share.
+300%
Value
Value For Money
75.1 % -25% 94.1 % Better value.
+25%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % -33% 80 % Much more popular.
+33%
Price
Price (score)
$126 -28% $90 Cheaper.
+28%
Age
Newest
28 Months -79% 6 Months Much more recent.
+79%
Capacity
Capacity
4TB 3TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 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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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $310Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
Intel Core i5-7600K $215AMD RX 480 $205Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $328Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $113SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $430SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $125SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $9
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