Real World Speed
Performance profile from 33,720 user samples
499 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 131% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 87% 961GB free
Poor: 87% Great: 131%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 984
33,221 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 62% 2GB free
Poor: 62% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
114 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
90.3 % -26%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
177 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+10%
161 MB/s -10%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
218 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+42%
154 MB/s -42%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.27 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+427%
0.81 MB/s -427%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.67 MB/s Much faster random write.
+53%
1.74 MB/s -53%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
168 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+17%
144 MB/s -17%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+50%
0.2 MB/s -50%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
218 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+11%
196 MB/s -11%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
247 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+29%
191 MB/s -29%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.25 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+530%
1.15 MB/s -530%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.3 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+49%
2.21 MB/s -49%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
208 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+16%
179 MB/s -16%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.38 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+58%
0.24 MB/s -58%
Market Share
Based on 4,959,954 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % -3,500% 1.44 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,500%
Value
Value For Money
70.1 % -18% 82.8 % Better value.
+18%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % More popular.
+25%
56 % -25%
Price
Price (score)
$279 -78% $63 Much cheaper.
+78%
Age
Newest
26 Months Much more recent.
+53%
55 Months -53%
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 2TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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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