Real World Speed
Performance profile from 5,363 user samples
683 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 128% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 77% 1TB free
Poor: 77% Great: 128%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 984
4,680 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 76% 50GB free
Poor: 76% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
109 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
97.5 % -12%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
165 MB/s -8% 178 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
213 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+31%
162 MB/s -31%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
3.79 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+449%
0.69 MB/s -449%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.67 MB/s Much faster random write.
+70%
1.57 MB/s -70%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
161 MB/s +5% 154 MB/s -5%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+43%
0.21 MB/s -43%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
203 MB/s 0% 203 MB/s 0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
248 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+31%
189 MB/s -31%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
6.76 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+735%
0.81 MB/s -735%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.23 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+73%
1.87 MB/s -73%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
196 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+9%
179 MB/s -9%
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 5,419,101 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % -640% 0.37 % Hugely higher market share.
+640%
Value
Value For Money
65 % -68% 109 % Much better value.
+68%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % -56% 81 % Much more popular.
+56%
Price
Price (score)
$240 -68% $77 Much cheaper.
+68%
Age
Newest
27 Months -56% 12 Months Much more recent.
+56%
Capacity
Capacity
5TB 3TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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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Intel Core i7-7700K $295Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $210Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $95Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $724SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $152SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $56HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $141SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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