Real World Speed
Performance profile from 238,619 user samples
1,556 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 128% 5.5TB free
Worst Bench: 68% 197GB free
Poor: 68% Great: 128%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 1010
237,063 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 53% 608GB free
Poor: 53% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
102 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
87.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
167 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
155 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
206 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+53%
135 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.22 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+512%
0.69 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.84 MB/s Much faster random write.
+75%
1.62 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
128 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+75%
73.1 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.69 MB/s 0.72 MB/s +4%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
170 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+14%
149 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
217 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
204 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
247 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+31%
189 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+733%
0.9 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.49 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+84%
1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
197 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+128%
86.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+22%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
218 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+9%
200 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 11,255,620 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 3.03 % Insanely higher market share.
+15,050%
Value
Value For Money
37.2 % 85.6 % Hugely better value.
+130%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
60 %
Price
Price (score)
$474 $58 Hugely cheaper.
+88%
Age
Newest
39 Months Much more recent.
+54%
84 Months
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 2TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
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Intel Core i7-8700K $360Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $899SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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