Real World Speed
Performance profile from 18,291 user samples
524 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 1TB free
Worst Bench: 59% 738GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 984
17,767 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 75% 119GB free
Poor: 75% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
81.5 % -20% 97.7 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
145 MB/s -23% 179 MB/s Faster read speed.
+23%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
139 MB/s -17% 162 MB/s Faster write speed.
+17%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s Faster random read.
+21%
0.66 MB/s -21%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.34 MB/s Much faster random write.
+53%
1.53 MB/s -53%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
130 MB/s -19% 155 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+19%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.26 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+30%
0.2 MB/s -30%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
185 MB/s -10% 204 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+10%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
169 MB/s -11% 188 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+11%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.98 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+22%
0.8 MB/s -22%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.87 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+59%
1.81 MB/s -59%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
158 MB/s -13% 179 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+13%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.31 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+24%
0.25 MB/s -24%
Market Share
Based on 5,798,287 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % -14,900% 1.5 % Insanely higher market share.
+14,900%
Value
Value For Money
96.8 % Better value.
+16%
83.7 % -16%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % -42% 75 % Much more popular.
+42%
Price
Price (score)
$145 -54% $67 Much cheaper.
+54%
Age
Newest
26 Months -50% 13 Months Much more recent.
+50%
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 2TB
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 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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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 userbenchmark.com.
  • - 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.
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $299Nvidia GTX 1070 $386Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $508Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $126
Intel Core i5-7600K $230Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $158SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $920SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $67Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $180SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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