Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,490 user samples
834 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 127% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 80% 4TB free
Poor: 80% Great: 127%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 984
656 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 132% 5.5TB free
Worst Bench: 87% 100GB free
Poor: 87% Great: 132%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
107 % -6% 113 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
160 MB/s -10% 176 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+10%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
212 MB/s -2% 217 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
3.56 MB/s -12% 3.98 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+12%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.64 MB/s -1% 2.67 MB/s +1%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
160 MB/s -4% 167 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.3 MB/s 0% 0.3 MB/s 0%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
201 MB/s -9% 220 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
248 MB/s +0% 247 MB/s -0%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
6.8 MB/s -6% 7.21 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+6%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.22 MB/s -2% 3.3 MB/s +2%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
198 MB/s -7% 212 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.39 MB/s +3% 0.38 MB/s -3%
Market Share
Based on 6,255,543 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % Much higher market share.
+50%
0.02 % -50%
Value
Value For Money
61.4 % -9% 67.1 % Slightly better value.
+9%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % -35% 70 % Much more popular.
+35%
Price
Price (score)
$250 Slightly cheaper.
+14%
$290 -14%
Age
Newest
29 Months 0% 29 Months 0%
Capacity
Capacity
5TB 6TB
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 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 $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $250AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
Intel Core i5-7600K $180Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $192SanDisk Extreme 64GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $17
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