Real World Speed
Performance profile from 11,400 user samples
11,400 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 51% 3TB free
Poor: 51% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 118th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
73.8 % 90.8 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
133 MB/s 160 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
124 MB/s 150 MB/s Faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.87 MB/s 1.2 MB/s Much faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.31 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
2.07 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
85.6 MB/s 88.4 MB/s +3%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.84 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
0.79 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
123 MB/s 152 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
175 MB/s 200 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
164 MB/s 192 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.1 MB/s 1.75 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
2.51 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
131 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
113 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
1.02 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
169 MB/s 196 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 10,114,673 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 78.3 % Much more popular.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.13 % 2.77 % Insanely higher market share.
Price (score)
$90 Cheaper.
112 USD
Value For Money
70.6 % Slightly better value.
67.1 %
35 Months More recent.
43.6 Months
3TB   —
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2018 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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