Real World Speed
Performance profile from 10,306 user samples
9,375 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 51% 2TB free
Poor: 51% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 99th / 979
931 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 70% 583GB free
Poor: 70% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
72.9 % -25% 91.5 % Faster effective speed.
+25%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
130 MB/s -25% 162 MB/s Faster read speed.
+25%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
124 MB/s -27% 157 MB/s Faster write speed.
+27%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.74 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+14%
0.65 MB/s -14%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.1 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+15%
1.83 MB/s -15%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
117 MB/s -11% 130 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+11%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.23 MB/s -9% 0.25 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+9%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
161 MB/s -15% 185 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+15%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
149 MB/s -22% 182 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+22%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.93 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+24%
0.75 MB/s -24%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.51 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+15%
2.18 MB/s -15%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
140 MB/s -11% 156 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+11%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.29 MB/s 0% 0.29 MB/s 0%
Market Share
Based on 4,330,632 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.7 % Hugely higher market share.
+192%
0.24 % -192%
Value
Value For Money
60.8 % -57% 95.5 % Much better value.
+57%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % -24% 72 % More popular.
+24%
Price
Price (score)
$69 Much cheaper.
+37%
$110 -37%
Age
Newest
22 Months -59% 9 Months Much more recent.
+59%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 4TB
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 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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Intel Core i7-7700K $307Nvidia GTX 1070 $390Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Intel Core i5-7600K $231AMD RX 480 $608Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $253Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $160
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $696SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $40HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $133SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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