Real World Speed
Performance profile from 6,688 user samples
6,688 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 68% 1TB free
Poor: 68% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
94.6 % +2% 92.5 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
168 MB/s +3% 164 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
162 MB/s +2% 159 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.86 MB/s 1.07 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.8 MB/s 1.96 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
146 MB/s +3% 142 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.2 MB/s 0.26 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
204 MB/s +3% 198 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
194 MB/s +1% 192 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.15 MB/s 1.69 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.26 MB/s 2.39 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
181 MB/s +3% 175 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.25 MB/s 0.35 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 7,810,270 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 76.3 % More popular.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.3 % 2.53 % Hugely higher market share.
Price (score)
$61 Hugely cheaper.
135 USD
Value For Money
89 % Much better value.
64.2 %
28 Months Much more recent.
38.6 Months
2TB   —
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 2018 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Fastest effective speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance, price and capacity.
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