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Speed test your HDD in less than a minute.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs.[HDrivePro]

1,015 HDDs
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User rating(50.2)
Value(24.6)
Avg. bench(44.1)
Capacity(990)
Write(74)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(94)
Price(102)
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FAQ

What is effective Hard Drive speed?

A measure of how well a Hard Drive responds to typical consumer access patterns. Toshiba P300 ≈ 100%... more

What is the Hard Drive value for money rating?

A measure of real world Hard Drive performance and capacity per unit cost... more

What does MBps mean?

MBps and MB/s refer to megabytes per second which are units of data transfer speed... more

How big is 16GB?

Approximately enough space to hold 3,200 mp3 audio files... more

What is AS SSD real world copy speed?

The speed at which files can be copied from from one directory to another on the same drive... more

What is 4K random read speed?

A measure of how quickly multiple small files can be read from a device... more

What is 4K random write speed?

A measure of how quickly multiple small files can be written to a device... more

What is queue depth?

The number of simultaneous requests on a drive's request queue... more

What is incompressible data?

Data that cannot be compressed e.g. most music, video and image file formats... more

What is sequential read speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be read from a device... more

What is sequential write speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be written to a device... more

What’s the difference between NAND and V-NAND?

NAND and V-NAND are both types of flash memory which is a class of non-volatile memory that retains data even in the absence of an electrical current... more

What’s the difference between SATA, PCIe and NVMe?

NVMe, AHCI and IDE are transfer protocols (languages). They run on top of transfer interfaces such as PCIe or SATA (spoken, written)... more

What is 3D XPoint and how fast is it?

3D XPoint is the name given by Intel and Micron to their jointly developed, revolutionary storage technology as employed in Intel’s Optane memory... more

What’s the difference between SLC, MLC and TLC?

In terms or write performance, durability and price SLC > MLC > TLC... more

What is sustained sequential write speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be written to a device... more

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1
Compare Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43
Samples 1M
68
100th
42.9
84th
91.9
59 - 113
99th
1TB
81st
144
96th
6.27
100th
64
97th
$43
78th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39
Samples 2.9M
63
100th
42.7
84th
83.7
52 - 109
94th
1TB
81st
139
94th
11.9
100th
115
2nd
$39
83rd
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 91k
60
100th
94.6
62 - 115
99th
3TB
93rd
133
92nd
0.37
96th
64
97th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71
Samples 487k
60
100th
52
91st
92.4
62 - 115
99th
2TB
89th
132
92nd
1.68
99th
64
97th
$71
55th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $41
Samples 1.4M
58
100th
42.9
84th
88.9
51 - 113
97th
1TB
81st
131
91st
4.98
100th
122
1st
$41
80th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $73
Samples 221k
58
100th
22.7
64th
83
53 - 109
94th
1TB
81st
137
94th
0.73
98th
99
4th
$73
54th
7
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $80
Samples 112k
57
99th
43.8
85th
87.5
58 - 112
96th
2TB
89th
160
98th
0.48
97th
99
4th
$80
49th
8
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $105
Samples 31k
57
99th
63.6
96th
83.4
51 - 108
94th
4TB
96th
124
89th
0.11
91st
64
97th
$105
33rd
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $296
Samples 4.7k
56
99th
36.9
78th
91.1
62 - 117
98th
6TB
98th
198
100th
0.02
74th
79
93rd
$296
6th
10
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 7k
55
99th
95.1
70 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
161
99th
0.02
74th
117
1st
11
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $90
Samples 231k
55
99th
59.9
94th
89.9
57 - 115
98th
3TB
93rd
128
91st
0.62
98th
124
1st
$90
42nd
12
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)
Samples 121k
55
99th
85.1
53 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
135
93rd
0.41
97th
64
97th
13
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $165
Samples 9.8k
54
99th
39.2
80th
80.7
53 - 104
93rd
4TB
96th
139
94th
0.04
82nd
86
92nd
$165
16th
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB
Samples 106k
54
99th
83.8
49 - 112
94th
1TB
81st
135
93rd
0.37
96th
101
3rd
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $108
Samples 88k
54
99th
31.6
73rd
85.3
54 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
133
92nd
0.26
95th
101
3rd
$108
31st
16
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $106
Samples 88k
54
99th
47.7
87th
84.1
52 - 107
94th
3TB
93rd
146
96th
0.3
96th
108
2nd
$106
32nd
17
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $64
Samples 785k
54
99th
56.5
92nd
89.7
57 - 115
97th
2TB
89th
130
91st
2.46
99th
124
1st
$64
60th
18
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $80
Samples 98k
54
99th
44.3
86th
88.7
60 - 109
97th
2TB
89th
156
98th
0.49
98th
75
94th
$80
49th
19
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $105
Samples 21k
54
99th
64.7
96th
84.9
58 - 103
95th
4TB
96th
146
96th
0.12
91st
75
94th
$105
33rd
20
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $159
Samples 278k
54
99th
10.6
49th
84.4
55 - 106
95th
1TB
81st
144
96th
1.75
99th
75
94th
$159
17th
21
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $179
Samples 68k
54
99th
29.5
70th
88
61 - 109
97th
3TB
93rd
153
97th
0.38
96th
75
94th
$179
14th
22
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 56k
54
99th
80.1
47 - 108
92nd
1TB
81st
134
93rd
0.19
93rd
64
97th
23
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016)
Samples 10k
53
98th
93.5
64 - 114
99th
4TB
96th
167
99th
0.05
83rd
67
95th
24
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 20k
53
98th
71.6
45 - 95
88th
4TB
96th
111
84th
0.05
83rd
101
3rd
25
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $99
Samples 62k
53
98th
9.74
47th
48.4
18 - 65
67th
1TB
81st
84
69th
0.17
93rd
106
3rd
$99
36th
26
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $284
Samples 588
53
98th
23.8
64th
84.4
57 - 102
95th
4TB
96th
141
95th
0.01
66th
90
89th
$284
7th
27
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $100
Samples 47k
53
98th
60.4
94th
75.5
47 - 100
90th
4TB
96th
125
90th
0.22
94th
100
3rd
$100
35th
28
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $75
Samples 308k
53
98th
46.9
87th
88
55 - 109
97th
2TB
89th
155
98th
1.23
99th
108
2nd
$75
52nd
29
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $85
Samples 126k
53
98th
76.1
98th
80.9
55 - 101
93rd
4TB
96th
132
92nd
0.56
98th
77
93rd
$85
46th
30
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $39
Samples 749k
53
98th
43.1
84th
84
51 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
142
95th
3.33
100th
108
2nd
$39
84th
31
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $190
Samples 7.8k
53
98th
29.9
71st
70.7
49 - 91
88th
4TB
96th
123
89th
0.02
74th
97
15th
$190
13th
32
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $75
Samples 18k
53
98th
97.6
99th
91.4
57 - 110
98th
4TB
96th
156
98th
0.23
94th
64
97th
$75
52nd
33
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $301
Samples 1k
53
98th
89.5
99th
112
74 - 138
100th
12TB
100th
197
100th
0.01
66th
49+
99th
$301
5th
34
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $45
Samples 534k
53
98th
78.5
99th
88.3
56 - 107
97th
2TB
89th
144
96th
5.26
100th
46+
100th
$45
76th
35
Compare HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
Samples 495k
52
97th
59.4
34 - 76
81st
1TB
81st
102
81st
1.63
99th
97+
17th
36
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $270
Samples 5.8k
52
97th
44.3
86th
99.6
70 - 122
100th
6TB
98th
178
99th
0.03
78th
61
97th
$270
7th
37
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Samples 151k
52
97th
59.1
32 - 76
81st
1TB
81st
83
68th
0.35
96th
147
0th
38
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $85
Samples 11k
52
97th
41.9
83rd
89.1
56 - 116
97th
2TB
89th
152
97th
0.06
83rd
121
1st
$85
46th
39
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $60
Samples 69k
52
97th
67.3
97th
67.3
43 - 89
86th
3TB
93rd
111
84th
0.24
95th
114
2nd
$60
61st
40
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $139
Samples 98k
52
97th
27.4
68th
63.5
41 - 85
83rd
3TB
93rd
104
81st
0.27
95th
129
1st
$139
23rd
41
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $22
Samples 509k
52
97th
26.9
67th
59.1
26 - 87
81st
500GB
61st
97.8
78th
2.03
99th
97+
10th
$22
99th
42
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $90
Samples 61k
52
97th
29.3
70th
65.9
44 - 86
84th
2TB
89th
110
84th
0.25
95th
114
2nd
$90
42nd
43
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $88
Samples 16k
52
97th
30.6
72nd
67.3
41 - 87
86th
2TB
89th
115
86th
0.06
86th
90
89th
$88
44th
44
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $115
Samples 65k
52
97th
37.8
79th
72.5
48 - 94
88th
3TB
93rd
119
87th
0.25
95th
77
93rd
$115
29th
45
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $100
Samples 241k
52
97th
27
68th
67.4
44 - 86
86th
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.84
99th
77
93rd
$100
36th
46
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $100
Samples 205k
52
97th
20.5
61st
51.2
33 - 68
72nd
2TB
89th
85.4
70th
0.47
97th
129
1st
$100
35th
47
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $644
Samples 3.5k
52
97th
9.18
45th
73.9
50 - 92
89th
4TB
96th
124
89th
0.01
66th
110
2nd
$644
0th
48
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $80
Samples 240k
52
97th
14.4
55th
57.4
37 - 77
78th
1TB
81st
95.7
76th
0.53
98th
143
0th
$80
50th
49
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB
Samples 6.2k
52
97th
85.7
60 - 108
96th
6TB
98th
147
97th
0.03
78th
75
94th
50
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 13k
52
97th
89.2
65 - 110
97th
5TB
97th
148
97th
0.05
83rd
75
94th
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Intel Core i5-12600K $289Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $48
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Intel Core i5-11600K $250Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $200
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $470SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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