Real World Speed
Performance profile from 246 user samples
246 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 53% 1TB free
Poor: 53% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 76th / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
78.1 % -20% 94.1 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
140 MB/s -19% 167 MB/s Faster read speed.
+19%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
132 MB/s -22% 161 MB/s Faster write speed.
+22%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.81 MB/s -43% 1.16 MB/s Much faster random read.
+43%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.33 MB/s Faster random write.
+24%
1.87 MB/s -24%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
121 MB/s -18% 143 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+18%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.26 MB/s +1% 0.26 MB/s -1%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
182 MB/s -10% 200 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+10%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
164 MB/s -16% 191 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+16%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.19 MB/s -45% 1.73 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+45%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.86 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+27%
2.26 MB/s -27%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
152 MB/s -15% 175 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+15%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.31 MB/s -9% 0.34 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+9%
Market Share
Based on 3,740,914 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % -42% 73.7 % Much more popular.
+42%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % -∞% 2.66 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Price
Price (score)
$175 -89% 92.5 USD Hugely cheaper.
+89%
Value
Value For Money
64 % -11% 71.3 % Slightly better value.
+11%
Age
Newest
34 Months -9% 31.3 Months Slightly more recent.
+9%
Capacity
Capacity
5TB   —
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 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 $303Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Intel Core i5-7600K $229AMD RX 480 $215Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $170
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $319Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $219Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $144
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $136SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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