Real World Speed
Performance profile from 11,047 user samples
11,047 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 50% 2TB free
Poor: 50% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 82nd / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
80.7 % 90.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
144 MB/s 160 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+11%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
135 MB/s 148 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+10%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.91 MB/s 1.24 MB/s Much faster random read.
+36%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.5 MB/s Faster random write.
+19%
2.09 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
84.9 MB/s +1% 83.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.97 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+15%
0.84 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
137 MB/s 153 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+11%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
180 MB/s 202 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+12%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
168 MB/s 192 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+14%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.1 MB/s 1.77 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+61%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+19%
2.52 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
108 MB/s +2% 106 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+8%
1.02 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
173 MB/s 196 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+13%
Market Share
Based on 11,292,318 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 78.1 % Much more popular.
+37%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.3 % 2.68 % Hugely higher market share.
+795%
Price
Price (score)
$88 Cheaper.
+29%
113 USD
Value
Value For Money
105 % Much better value.
+60%
65.8 %
Age
Newest
37 Months More recent.
+23%
45.6 Months
Capacity
Capacity
4TB   —
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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]

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  • 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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Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $114
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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