Real World Speed
Performance profile from 7,803 user samples
739 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 131% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 85% 5TB free
Poor: 85% Great: 131%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 995
7,064 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 887GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 777GB free
Poor: 67% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 47th / 995
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
109 % Faster effective speed.
86.3 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
169 MB/s Faster read speed.
135 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
211 MB/s Faster write speed.
165 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
3.72 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
0.69 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.59 MB/s 4.84 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
160 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
127 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.3 MB/s 0.65 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
217 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
189 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
248 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
195 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.49 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
0.89 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.27 MB/s 5.45 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
207 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
158 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.4 MB/s 1.01 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 8,299,772 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.27 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
49 % Much better value.
35.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % Slightly more popular.
62 %
Price (score)
$384 $70 Hugely cheaper.
33 Months 18 Months Much more recent.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 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]


Group Test Results

  • 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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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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How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - 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
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.

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