Real World Speed
Performance profile from 91,766 user samples
91,766 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 35% 502GB free
Poor: 35% Great: 75%
SPEED RANK: 250th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
55.7 % 90.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+63%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
102 MB/s 160 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+57%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
94.8 MB/s 149 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+58%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.02 MB/s 1.22 MB/s Faster random read.
+20%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.12 MB/s +1% 2.09 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
78.5 MB/s 85.1 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+8%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.87 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+6%
0.82 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
91.4 MB/s 154 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+68%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
138 MB/s 201 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+46%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
125 MB/s 192 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+54%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.4 MB/s 1.77 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+27%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
2.53 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
112 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+5%
106 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s 1.02 MB/s +2%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
125 MB/s 196 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+57%
Market Share
Based on 10,624,361 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 77.8 % Much more popular.
+36%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.83 % 2.75 % Hugely higher market share.
+232%
Price
Price (score)
$70 Much cheaper.
+61%
113 USD
Value
Value For Money
22.9 % 67.2 % Hugely better value.
+194%
Age
Newest
102 Months 44.6 Months Hugely more recent.
+129%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB   —
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The WD Black (2010) is not a great performer, at least not in today's market. With peak sequential read/writes of 162/129 MB/s the Black lags particularly at writing. In terms of small file random 4K performance things are a little better with peak read/writes of 1.21/2.7 MB/s but these figures still lag the current group leaders and place the 2010 version of the WD Black well below average. A direct comparison to the 2012 WD Blue shows that the newer Blue not only outperforms on nearly every single benchmark but also costs less. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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]

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Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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Intel Core i7-8700K $325Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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