Real World Speed
Performance profile from 10,025 user samples
620 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 127% 4TB free
Worst Bench: 82% 1TB free
Poor: 82% Great: 127%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 983
9,405 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 79% 482GB free
Poor: 79% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 983
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
110 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
98.9 % -11%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
166 MB/s -9% 181 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
216 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+32%
164 MB/s -32%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.12 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+515%
0.67 MB/s -515%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.7 MB/s Much faster random write.
+75%
1.54 MB/s -75%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
162 MB/s +3% 158 MB/s -3%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+50%
0.2 MB/s -50%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
203 MB/s -1% 205 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
248 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+31%
190 MB/s -31%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.04 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+780%
0.8 MB/s -780%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.27 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+79%
1.83 MB/s -79%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
199 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+10%
181 MB/s -10%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.38 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+52%
0.25 MB/s -52%
Market Share
Based on 4,673,200 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % -900% 1.2 % Hugely higher market share.
+900%
Value
Value For Money
65.7 % -29% 84.7 % Better value.
+29%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % -40% 73 % Much more popular.
+40%
Price
Price (score)
$240 -72% $67 Much cheaper.
+72%
Age
Newest
25 Months -60% 10 Months Much more recent.
+60%
Capacity
Capacity
5TB 2TB
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 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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  • - 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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Intel Core i7-7700K $295Nvidia GTX 1070 $56Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $268AMD RX 480 $410Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $235Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $30Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $137SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $714SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $44HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $128SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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