Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2,748 user samples
497 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 62% 3GB free
Poor: 62% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 979
2,251 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 75% 3TB free
Poor: 75% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
86.2 % -13% 97.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
152 MB/s -18% 179 MB/s Faster read speed.
+18%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
148 MB/s -9% 161 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+9%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
2.28 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+230%
0.69 MB/s -230%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.98 MB/s Faster random write.
+27%
1.56 MB/s -27%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
133 MB/s -18% 157 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+18%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.27 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+29%
0.21 MB/s -29%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
183 MB/s -11% 203 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+11%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
179 MB/s -4% 187 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
4.54 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+460%
0.81 MB/s -460%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.3 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+24%
1.85 MB/s -24%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
167 MB/s -8% 181 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+8%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.34 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+36%
0.25 MB/s -36%
Market Share
Based on 4,067,665 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % -500% 0.36 % Hugely higher market share.
+500%
Value
Value For Money
80.4 % -23% 98.7 % Better value.
+23%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % -53% 81 % Much more popular.
+53%
Price
Price (score)
$154 -45% $85 Much cheaper.
+45%
Age
Newest
30 Months -73% 8 Months Much more recent.
+73%
Capacity
Capacity
5TB 3TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 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).
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  • - 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.
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $368Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $99
Intel Core i5-7600K $225AMD RX 480 $248Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $132
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $300Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $155
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $136SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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