Real World Speed
Performance profile from 887 user samples
132 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 55% 4.5TB free
Poor: 55% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 71st / 979
755 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 69% 583GB free
Poor: 69% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
79.5 % -15% 91.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+15%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
146 MB/s -11% 162 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+11%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
131 MB/s -19% 156 MB/s Faster write speed.
+19%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.72 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+11%
0.65 MB/s -11%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.27 MB/s Faster random write.
+24%
1.83 MB/s -24%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
122 MB/s -7% 130 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+7%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.25 MB/s 0% 0.25 MB/s 0%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
197 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
185 MB/s -6%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
166 MB/s -9% 181 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+9%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+33%
0.75 MB/s -33%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.88 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+32%
2.18 MB/s -32%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
159 MB/s +4% 153 MB/s -4%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.31 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+7%
0.29 MB/s -7%
Market Share
Based on 4,067,665 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % -1,900% 0.2 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,900%
Value
Value For Money
38 % -175% 105 % Hugely better value.
+175%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % -33% 72 % Much more popular.
+33%
Price
Price (score)
$300 -67% $100 Much cheaper.
+67%
Age
Newest
35 Months -77% 8 Months Much more recent.
+77%
Capacity
Capacity
5TB 4TB
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 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 $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $368Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $99
Intel Core i5-7600K $225AMD RX 480 $248Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $132
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $300Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $155
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.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 $12
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