Real World Speed
Performance profile from 26,109 user samples
772 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 129% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 84% 5TB free
Poor: 84% Great: 129%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1002
25,337 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 62% 1.5TB free
Poor: 62% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 67th / 1002
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
109 % Much faster effective speed.
+30%
83.5 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
168 MB/s Faster read speed.
+25%
134 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
210 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+35%
156 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
3.65 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+470%
0.64 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.58 MB/s 4.96 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+92%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
159 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+29%
123 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.3 MB/s 0.59 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+97%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
216 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+16%
187 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
248 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+30%
191 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.44 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+807%
0.82 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.27 MB/s 5.56 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+70%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
205 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+31%
156 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.4 MB/s 0.86 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+115%
Market Share
Based on 8,760,799 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 0.33 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,000%
Value
Value For Money
42.2 % 53.2 % Better value.
+26%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
63 %
Price
Price (score)
$443 $90 Much cheaper.
+80%
Age
Newest
34 Months Much more recent.
+39%
56 Months
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 2TB
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The Seagate Desktop SSHD is a Solid State Hard Drive (SSHD). The 8GBs of MLC NAND flash built into this model help facilitate better performance than a purely mechanical drive. Peak sequential read/write speeds are above average at 190 MB/s. The 2TB SSHD has consistently demonstrated class leading 4k random write speeds in the region of 5.0 MB/s. 4K read speeds are in the region of 0.7-0.9 MB/s which is well above average, but not record breaking. Overall the performance increases attributable to the NAND flash are very noticeable in the area of small file 4K performance where the SSHD dominates the competition. In terms of sequential speeds, the Seagate also offers better average sequential performance than most mechanical 2TB hard drives. From a value for money perspective, the 2TB SSHD is well above average, it has a brilliant 4k performance profile, strong sequential speeds and only a slightly above average price. [Dec '13 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 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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  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Fastest effective speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance, price and capacity.
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