Real World Speed
Performance profile from 940 user samples
455 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 2.5TB free
Poor: 61% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 979
485 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 73% 3.5TB free
Poor: 73% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
85.9 % -6% 91.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
152 MB/s -7% 162 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+7%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
147 MB/s -6% 156 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+6%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
2.34 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+260%
0.65 MB/s -260%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.99 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+8%
1.84 MB/s -8%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
131 MB/s +2% 129 MB/s -2%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.28 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+12%
0.25 MB/s -12%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
185 MB/s +1% 184 MB/s -1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
179 MB/s -1% 180 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
4.56 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+508%
0.75 MB/s -508%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.29 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+5%
2.18 MB/s -5%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
167 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+10%
152 MB/s -10%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.35 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+21%
0.29 MB/s -21%
Market Share
Based on 3,691,820 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % -∞% 0.2 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
80.1 % -31% 105 % Much better value.
+31%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % -37% 71 % Much more popular.
+37%
Price
Price (score)
$154 -35% $100 Much cheaper.
+35%
Age
Newest
29 Months -76% 7 Months Much more recent.
+76%
Capacity
Capacity
5TB 4TB
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 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]

How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

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 $310Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $106
Intel Pentium G4560 $60AMD RX 480 $220Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $140
Intel Core i5-7600K $229Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $219Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $170
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 64GB $35
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $115SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $9
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