Real World Speed
Performance profile from 16,233 user samples
537 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 131% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 85% 961GB free
Poor: 85% Great: 131%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 984
15,696 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% 845GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 174GB free
Poor: 41% Great: 66%
SPEED RANK: 243rd / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
113 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+103%
55.5 % -103%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
175 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+84%
95.3 MB/s -84%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
217 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+123%
97.1 MB/s -123%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.25 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+673%
0.55 MB/s -673%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.66 MB/s -72% 4.57 MB/s Much faster random write.
+72%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
166 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+85%
89.7 MB/s -85%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.3 MB/s -67% 0.5 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+67%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
217 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+82%
119 MB/s -82%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
247 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+115%
115 MB/s -115%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.26 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+868%
0.75 MB/s -868%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.33 MB/s -71% 5.71 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+71%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
210 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+89%
111 MB/s -89%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.38 MB/s -108% 0.79 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+108%
Market Share
Based on 5,360,412 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % -1,225% 0.53 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,225%
Value
Value For Money
77.7 % Hugely better value.
+266%
21.2 % -266%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % More popular.
+15%
60 % -15%
Price
Price (score)
$250 -70% $75 Much cheaper.
+70%
Age
Newest
27 Months Much more recent.
+50%
54 Months -50%
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 1TB
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The Laptop (9.5mm) SSHD from Seagate has a 64MB Cache and like its younger sibling (Laptop Thin) comes equipped with 8GB of MLC NAND Flash. Apart from capacity and dimensions the specs for the two siblings are identical. At less than a year old the Laptop SSHD is relatively new, but like its smaller sibling its performance is unbalanced and favours small file IO. With average sequential speeds of 95 MB/s the Laptop SSHD lags the group leaders by over 50% at sequential IO. Small file 4K performance averages around 2 MB/s which is far better. Overall the Seagate Laptop SSHDs performance profile is skewed strongly towards small file IO. This, the 9.5mm 1TB version does represent better value for money than its smaller capacity 500GB sibling but neither of the drives are particularly strong sequential performers. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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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  • - 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 userbenchmark.com.
  • - 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.
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Intel Core i7-7700K $325Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $119
Intel Core i5-7600K $230Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $724SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $152SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $57HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $144SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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