Real World Speed
Performance profile from 9,277 user samples
8,538 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 47% 1.5TB free
Poor: 47% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 106th / 995
739 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 131% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 85% 5TB free
Poor: 85% Great: 131%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 995
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
74.9 % 109 % Much faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
133 MB/s 169 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
128 MB/s 211 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.76 MB/s 3.72 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.14 MB/s 2.59 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
119 MB/s 160 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.23 MB/s 0.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
180 MB/s 217 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
167 MB/s 248 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.97 MB/s 7.49 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.67 MB/s 3.27 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
156 MB/s 207 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.29 MB/s 0.4 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 8,299,772 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.22 % Insanely higher market share.
0.01 %
Value For Money
86 % Much better value.
49 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 68 % More popular.
Price (score)
$75 Hugely cheaper.
31 Months Slightly more recent.
33 Months
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 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.
  • Fastest effective speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance, price and capacity.
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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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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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