Real World Speed
Performance profile from 37,021 user samples
365 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 1TB free
Worst Bench: 60% 801GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 62nd / 983
36,656 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 62% 15GB free
Poor: 62% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 39th / 983
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
82.1 % -8% 88.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
145 MB/s -10% 159 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+10%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
141 MB/s -6% 149 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+6%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.79 MB/s Faster random read.
+22%
0.65 MB/s -22%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.33 MB/s Much faster random write.
+55%
1.5 MB/s -55%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
131 MB/s -5% 137 MB/s +5%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.26 MB/s +4% 0.25 MB/s -4%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
185 MB/s -8% 200 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
171 MB/s -8% 184 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+8%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.98 MB/s -1% 0.99 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.88 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+58%
1.82 MB/s -58%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
158 MB/s -12% 177 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+12%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.31 MB/s -23% 0.38 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+23%
Market Share
Based on 4,673,200 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % -2,500% 1.3 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,500%
Value
Value For Money
94.2 % -2% 96.4 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % -26% 67 % More popular.
+26%
Price
Price (score)
$150 -47% $79 Much cheaper.
+47%
Age
Newest
23 Months Much more recent.
+67%
70 Months -67%
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 3TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 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 $295Nvidia GTX 1070 $56Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $268AMD RX 480 $410Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $235Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $30Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $137SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $714SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $44HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $128SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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