Real World Speed
Performance profile from 39,383 user samples
351 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 131% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 90% 961GB free
Poor: 90% Great: 131%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 979
39,032 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 0GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
113 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
90 % -26%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
177 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
162 MB/s -9%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
216 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+42%
152 MB/s -42%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.3 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+552%
0.66 MB/s -552%
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
168 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+23%
137 MB/s -23%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.3 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+20%
0.25 MB/s -20%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
217 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
199 MB/s -9%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
248 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+35%
184 MB/s -35%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.39 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+646%
0.99 MB/s -646%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.28 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+76%
1.86 MB/s -76%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
207 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+20%
173 MB/s -20%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.4 MB/s +3% 0.39 MB/s -3%
Market Share
Based on 4,345,881 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % -2,000% 1.26 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,000%
Value
Value For Money
33.9 % -190% 98.3 % Hugely better value.
+190%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % +4% 67 % -4%
Price
Price (score)
$574 -86% $79 Hugely cheaper.
+86%
Age
Newest
24 Months Much more recent.
+65%
69 Months -65%
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 3TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 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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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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  • - 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 $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $366Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $297AMD RX 480 $608Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
Intel Core i5-7600K $233Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $243Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $169
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $696SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $144SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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