Real World Speed
Performance profile from 4,344 user samples
3,584 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 713GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 979
760 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 70% 583GB free
Poor: 70% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
90.9 % -0% 91.2 % +0%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
163 MB/s +1% 162 MB/s -1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
154 MB/s -1% 156 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.77 MB/s Faster random read.
+20%
0.64 MB/s -20%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.65 MB/s -11% 1.83 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+11%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
139 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+7%
130 MB/s -7%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.19 MB/s -32% 0.25 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+32%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
195 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
184 MB/s -6%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
188 MB/s +4% 181 MB/s -4%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.07 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+43%
0.75 MB/s -43%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.05 MB/s -6% 2.18 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
173 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+13%
153 MB/s -13%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.23 MB/s -26% 0.29 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+26%
Market Share
Based on 4,071,872 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.52 % Hugely higher market share.
+160%
0.2 % -160%
Value
Value For Money
50.9 % -106% 105 % Hugely better value.
+106%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % -29% 72 % More popular.
+29%
Price
Price (score)
$51 Much cheaper.
+49%
$100 -49%
Age
Newest
19 Months -58% 8 Months Much more recent.
+58%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 4TB
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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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.
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Intel Core i7-7700K $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
Intel Core i5-7600K $229AMD RX 480 $248Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $300Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $165
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair 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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