Real World Speed
Performance profile from 46,954 user samples
199 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 407GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 4.5TB free
Poor: 55% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 71st / 984
46,755 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 3TB free
Poor: 61% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
79.5 % -11% 88.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
147 MB/s -9% 160 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
130 MB/s -15% 149 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+15%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+8%
0.65 MB/s -8%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.24 MB/s Much faster random write.
+53%
1.46 MB/s -53%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
122 MB/s -11% 135 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+11%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.24 MB/s 0% 0.24 MB/s 0%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
198 MB/s -1% 200 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
165 MB/s -12% 185 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+12%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.99 MB/s +2% 0.97 MB/s -2%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.85 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+64%
1.74 MB/s -64%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
158 MB/s -11% 175 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+11%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.31 MB/s -19% 0.37 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+19%
Market Share
Based on 6,255,543 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % -11,400% 1.15 % Insanely higher market share.
+11,400%
Value
Value For Money
45.6 % -179% 127 % Hugely better value.
+179%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % -26% 68 % More popular.
+26%
Price
Price (score)
$250 -76% $60 Much cheaper.
+76%
Age
Newest
41 Months Much more recent.
+45%
74 Months -45%
Capacity
Capacity
5TB 3TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 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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  • - 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.
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  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
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Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $250AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
Intel Core i5-7600K $180Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $192SanDisk Extreme 64GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $17
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $52Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $204SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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