Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,910 user samples
557 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 131% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 85% 961GB free
Poor: 85% Great: 131%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 984
1,353 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 433GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 1.5TB free
Poor: 49% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 116th / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
113 % Much faster effective speed.
70.4 % -60%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
175 MB/s Much faster read speed.
132 MB/s -33%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
217 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
113 MB/s -92%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.28 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
0.84 MB/s -410%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.66 MB/s Faster random write.
2.27 MB/s -17%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
167 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
98.9 MB/s -69%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.3 MB/s -40% 0.42 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
217 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
180 MB/s -21%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
247 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
140 MB/s -76%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.28 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
1.2 MB/s -507%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.33 MB/s Faster peak random write.
2.68 MB/s -24%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
212 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
135 MB/s -57%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.38 MB/s -39% 0.53 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 5,438,159 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % -100% 0.06 % Hugely higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % Much more popular.
50 % -38%
6TB 1.5TB
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]

How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

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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Intel Core i7-7700K $291Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $198Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
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 $155SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $56HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $141SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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