Real World Speed
Performance profile from 71,300 user samples
35,532 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 45% 146GB free
Poor: 45% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 134th / 984
35,768 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 875GB free
Poor: 73% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
66.9 % -38% 92.6 % Much faster effective speed.
+38%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
119 MB/s -42% 169 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+42%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
114 MB/s -35% 154 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+35%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.67 MB/s -21% 0.81 MB/s Faster random read.
+21%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.99 MB/s Much faster random write.
+31%
1.52 MB/s -31%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
106 MB/s -27% 135 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+27%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.22 MB/s -23% 0.27 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+23%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
154 MB/s -27% 196 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+27%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
145 MB/s -26% 183 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+26%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.92 MB/s -13% 1.04 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+13%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.46 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+39%
1.77 MB/s -39%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
137 MB/s -22% 167 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+22%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.29 MB/s -17% 0.34 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+17%
Market Share
Based on 7,213,438 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.61 % -318% 2.55 % Hugely higher market share.
+318%
Value
Value For Money
48.6 % -22% 59.2 % Better value.
+22%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % -85% 98 % Hugely more popular.
+85%
Price
Price (score)
$79 -43% $45 Much cheaper.
+43%
Age
Newest
65 Months -75% 16 Months Much more recent.
+75%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 1TB
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The (WD20EZRX) is Western Digital's latest green drive. I don't see what's green about it considering that it draws 5.5 watts even when idle, which is about average nowadays. With peak sequential lab read/write speeds of 150 MB/s the performance profile is approximately 20% below average for recent Hard drive. It's not all bad news as the WD Green is priced aggressively so despite its relatively weak performance it still represents reasonable value for money, at least within the 2TB category. Due to economies of scale, larger capacity drives nearly always yield better value for money. Compared to the 3GB 7200.14 Barracuda, performance is very similar but the barracuda offers 50% more capacity for 36% more money. [Dec '13 HDrivePro]

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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST1000DM010) has an impressive performance profile. With Sequential read/writes averaging 173 and 159 MBps respectively, the Barracuda can make short work of even moderately large backups. The small file (4K) performance profile is less impressive but still adequate with average read/writes coming in at 0.87 and 1.53 MBps respectively. For use as OS drives, rotational disks are quickly loosing market share to SSDs which offer orders of magnitude faster 4k read/write speeds. On the other hand cheap TLC based SSDs often have slower sustained write speeds than their rotational counterparts. Reasonably good overall performance can be achieved by using a TLC SSD to host the OS and a larger rotational drive such as the Barracuda for backups and media files. Larger capacity variants of this drive offer both better performance and better value for money. [Feb '17 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2018 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 $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $275Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
Intel Core i5-7600K $210AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $205SanDisk Extreme 64GB $65
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $931SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $51Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $220SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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