Real World Speed
Performance profile from 238,830 user samples
107 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 69% 794GB free
Poor: 69% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 983
238,723 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 334GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 596GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 983
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
81.6 % -7% 87 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
145 MB/s -9% 158 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
139 MB/s -4% 145 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.73 MB/s -25% 0.91 MB/s Faster random read.
+25%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.91 MB/s Much faster random write.
+32%
2.2 MB/s -32%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
134 MB/s -1% 136 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.52 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+86%
0.28 MB/s -86%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
173 MB/s -15% 199 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+15%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
166 MB/s -7% 178 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+7%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.93 MB/s -41% 1.31 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+41%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.53 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+26%
2.81 MB/s -26%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
159 MB/s -4% 165 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+89%
0.37 MB/s -89%
Market Share
Based on 4,384,365 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % -∞% 11 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
38.4 % -30% 49.9 % Much better value.
+30%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
48 % -46% 70 % Much more popular.
+46%
Price
Price (score)
$183 -73% $50 Much cheaper.
+73%
Age
Newest
61 Months -2% 60 Months +2%
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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This is the latest version of Western Digital's mid-range Blue drive. At only one year of age this drive is relatively new and the performance figures reflect this. With maximum sequential speeds of 180 MB/s (both read and write) the Blue is amongst the faster drives currently available and in terms of real world performance it beats its predecessor the 2010 Blue (WD10EALS) by around 18%. The 2012 Blue has a single 1TB platter which combined with its 7200 rotation speed allow for above average performance across the board. In terms of value for money a larger capacity drive will nearly always be a better choice but within the 1TB category as a system drive, the 2012 Blue is a very reasonable, if not the best, option. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 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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  • - 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.
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