Real World Speed
Performance profile from 3,439 user samples
537 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 131% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 85% 961GB free
Poor: 85% Great: 131%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 984
2,902 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 73% 51GB free
Poor: 73% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
113 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
95.8 % -18%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
175 MB/s +4% 169 MB/s -4%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
217 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+32%
165 MB/s -32%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.25 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+383%
0.88 MB/s -383%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.66 MB/s Much faster random write.
+43%
1.86 MB/s -43%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
166 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+11%
150 MB/s -11%
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
217 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
200 MB/s -8%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
247 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+27%
195 MB/s -27%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.26 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+526%
1.16 MB/s -526%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.33 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+45%
2.29 MB/s -45%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
210 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+16%
181 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 5,360,312 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % -525% 0.25 % Hugely higher market share.
+525%
Value
Value For Money
77.7 % -14% 88.7 % Slightly better value.
+14%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
61 % -13%
Price
Price (score)
$250 -75% $62 Much cheaper.
+75%
Age
Newest
27 Months -15% 23 Months Slightly more recent.
+15%
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 2TB
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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CPUGPUSSD
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 $210Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
HDDRAMUSB
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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