Real World Speed
Performance profile from 207,253 user samples
127 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 794GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 67th / 984
207,126 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 384GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 29GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
81 % -10% 88.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
144 MB/s -11% 160 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+11%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
138 MB/s -9% 150 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+9%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.73 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+11%
0.66 MB/s -11%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.91 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+83%
1.59 MB/s -83%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
133 MB/s -1% 134 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.53 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+104%
0.26 MB/s -104%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
174 MB/s -13% 197 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+13%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
164 MB/s -11% 182 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+11%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.93 MB/s -5% 0.98 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+5%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.53 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+76%
2.01 MB/s -76%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
159 MB/s -9% 174 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+9%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+84%
0.38 MB/s -84%
Market Share
Based on 4,992,177 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % -76,900% 7.7 % Insanely higher market share.
+76,900%
Value
Value For Money
44 % -2% 44.7 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
48 % -54% 74 % Much more popular.
+54%
Price
Price (score)
$159 -64% $57 Much cheaper.
+64%
Age
Newest
63 Months Slightly more recent.
+9%
69 Months -9%
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 1TB
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The WD Re is an enterprise grade Hard Drive which is able to handle up to 550 TB of data transfers per year. The Re drive has a solid performance profile but it only matches its significantly cheaper WD Black desktop counterpart. Both the Black and the Re have five year warranties and both drives are available in capacities up to 4TB. Comparing the 2013 2TB WD Black and the 3TB Re shows that the two drives have a similar performance profiles with effective speeds of around 130 MBps. Considering that the equivalent capacity black is around 15% cheaper there is, unsurprisingly, little incentive for most consumers to consider the enterprise Re. [Oct '14 HDrivePro]

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The 1TB Barracuda 7200.14 boasts impressive peak sequential read/write Lab speeds of 195/193 MB/s. These best case burst speeds indicate what the Barracuda is capable of under Lab perfect test conditions. Our real world benchmarks have been sourced from hundreds of users and give a better sense of how well this drive actually performs on a day to day basis. The 1TB 7200.14 has an average UBM sequential read/write speed of 147 MB/s, which is a superb result, especially for a budget drive. With 4K random read/write speeds of 0.77/1.53 MB/s small file performance is also respectable making the 1TB Barracuda a very good all round performer. In terms of value for money the relatively small 1TB drive is not as good value as its larger 3TB sibling but in the 1 TB category this is one of the best value for money drives available. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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 $290Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $390Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $212Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $280Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $165
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $718SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $57HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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