Real World Speed
Performance profile from 15,351 user samples
419 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 131% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 90% 961GB free
Poor: 90% Great: 131%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 983
14,932 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 641GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 983
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
114 % Much faster effective speed.
83.5 % -36%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
178 MB/s Much faster read speed.
135 MB/s -32%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
217 MB/s Much faster write speed.
155 MB/s -40%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.23 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
0.61 MB/s -593%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.69 MB/s -85% 4.98 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
168 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
122 MB/s -38%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.3 MB/s -97% 0.59 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
217 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
189 MB/s -15%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
247 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
189 MB/s -31%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
0.81 MB/s -801%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.3 MB/s -70% 5.62 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
207 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
154 MB/s -34%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.38 MB/s -121% 0.84 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 4,682,045 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % -614% 0.5 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
77.9 % Much better value.
53.2 % -46%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % Slightly more popular.
63 % -10%
Price (score)
$251 -64% $90 Much cheaper.
25 Months Much more recent.
47 Months -47%

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]


Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 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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