Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,536 user samples
999 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 62% 33GB free
Poor: 62% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 62nd / 984
537 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 131% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 85% 961GB free
Poor: 85% Great: 131%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
82.2 % -37% 113 % Much faster effective speed.
+37%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
144 MB/s -22% 175 MB/s Faster read speed.
+22%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
142 MB/s -53% 217 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+53%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
2.19 MB/s -94% 4.25 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+94%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.99 MB/s -34% 2.66 MB/s Much faster random write.
+34%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
131 MB/s -27% 166 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+27%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.28 MB/s -7% 0.3 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+7%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
177 MB/s -23% 217 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+23%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
178 MB/s -39% 247 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+39%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
4.51 MB/s -61% 7.26 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+61%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.3 MB/s -45% 3.33 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+45%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
168 MB/s -25% 210 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+25%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.35 MB/s -9% 0.38 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+9%
Market Share
Based on 5,361,396 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % Higher market share.
+25%
0.04 % -25%
Value
Value For Money
67.4 % -15% 77.7 % Better value.
+15%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % -11% 69 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
Price
Price (score)
$140 Much cheaper.
+44%
$250 -44%
Age
Newest
34 Months -21% 27 Months More recent.
+21%
Capacity
Capacity
4TB 6TB
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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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How it works

  • - 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.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $325Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $80
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $119
Intel Core i5-7600K $230Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $724SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $152SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $57HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $144SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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