Real World Speed
Performance profile from 10,445 user samples
6,652 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 46% 16GB free
Poor: 46% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 130th / 984
3,793 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 3.5TB free
Poor: 61% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
67.7 % -29% 87.2 % Faster effective speed.
+29%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
121 MB/s -29% 156 MB/s Faster read speed.
+29%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
115 MB/s -29% 148 MB/s Faster write speed.
+29%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.66 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+6%
0.62 MB/s -6%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.94 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+11%
1.75 MB/s -11%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
108 MB/s -15% 124 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+15%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.22 MB/s -9% 0.24 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+9%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
155 MB/s -18% 183 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+18%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
149 MB/s -19% 178 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+19%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.91 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+21%
0.75 MB/s -21%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.44 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+13%
2.15 MB/s -13%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
142 MB/s -7% 152 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.29 MB/s 0% 0.29 MB/s 0%
Market Share
Based on 6,575,440 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % -42% 0.17 % Much higher market share.
+42%
Value
Value For Money
57.2 % -67% 95.3 % Much better value.
+67%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % -34% 71 % Much more popular.
+34%
Price
Price (score)
$136 -23% $105 Cheaper.
+23%
Age
Newest
51 Months -71% 15 Months Much more recent.
+71%
Capacity
Capacity
4TB 4TB
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 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]

How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

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.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $113
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $205SanDisk Extreme 64GB $41
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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