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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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Seller
User rating(50.2)
Value(23.6)
Avg. bench(44.1)
Capacity(990)
Write(74)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(91)
Price(103)
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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 968k
68
100th
43.3
85th
93.1
61 - 114
99th
1TB
81st
144
96th
6.01
100th
61
97th
$43
77th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38
Samples 2.8M
62
100th
44.5
86th
84.5
56 - 108
95th
1TB
81st
140
95th
11.3
100th
112
2nd
$38
84th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80
Samples 477k
60
100th
46.7
88th
93.4
63 - 114
99th
2TB
89th
134
92nd
1.75
99th
61
97th
$80
49th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 95k
59
100th
94.2
64 - 115
99th
3TB
93rd
133
92nd
0.36
96th
61
97th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $32
Samples 1.4M
58
100th
56.1
93rd
88.3
48 - 114
97th
1TB
81st
130
91st
4.89
100th
119
1st
$32
91st
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $73
Samples 223k
58
100th
22.7
63rd
82.9
56 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
138
94th
0.68
98th
96
4th
$73
54th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $150
Samples 31k
57
99th
45.2
87th
84.7
52 - 106
95th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.1
91st
61
97th
$150
20th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $85
Samples 131k
57
99th
41
83rd
87
58 - 113
96th
2TB
89th
160
98th
0.48
97th
96
4th
$85
45th
9
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 6.4k
55
99th
96.3
72 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
162
98th
0.02
78th
114
1st
10
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $100
Samples 118k
55
99th
33.8
76th
84.5
52 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
134
92nd
0.41
97th
61
97th
$100
35th
11
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $296
Samples 4.5k
55
99th
37.2
79th
91.8
63 - 118
98th
6TB
98th
197
100th
0.02
74th
76
93rd
$296
6th
12
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $90
Samples 179k
55
99th
60.4
96th
90.5
58 - 114
98th
3TB
93rd
128
90th
0.64
98th
121
1st
$90
42nd
13
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $106
Samples 89k
54
99th
47.2
88th
83.4
55 - 106
94th
3TB
93rd
146
96th
0.28
96th
105
2nd
$106
33rd
14
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $165
Samples 9.5k
54
99th
39.9
82nd
82.2
53 - 105
93rd
4TB
96th
141
95th
0.04
82nd
83
92nd
$165
17th
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $60
Samples 102k
54
99th
27.9
68th
83.6
49 - 111
94th
1TB
81st
132
92nd
0.33
96th
98
3rd
$60
61st
16
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $64
Samples 731k
54
99th
57.2
94th
90.9
55 - 114
98th
2TB
89th
132
92nd
2.36
99th
121
1st
$64
60th
17
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $116
Samples 74k
54
99th
29.2
70th
84.6
51 - 111
95th
2TB
89th
129
91st
0.26
94th
98
3rd
$116
29th
18
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $95
Samples 20k
54
99th
71.3
98th
84.6
55 - 104
95th
4TB
96th
146
96th
0.14
91st
72
94th
$95
38th
19
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 63k
54
99th
81.9
49 - 110
93rd
1TB
81st
136
93rd
0.2
93rd
61
97th
20
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $123
Samples 66k
54
99th
42.8
85th
87.6
59 - 108
96th
3TB
93rd
154
97th
0.38
97th
72
94th
$123
27th
21
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $80
Samples 97k
54
99th
44
86th
87.9
60 - 109
97th
2TB
89th
155
98th
0.5
98th
72
94th
$80
49th
22
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB
Samples 264k
54
99th
83.9
52 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
144
96th
1.68
99th
72
94th
23
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $400
Samples 556
53
98th
16.9
58th
84.3
56 - 102
94th
4TB
96th
141
95th
0
46th
87
89th
$400
2nd
24
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $119
Samples 45k
53
98th
51.1
91st
75.7
49 - 99
90th
4TB
96th
126
90th
0.19
93rd
97
3rd
$119
28th
25
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $93
Samples 59k
53
98th
10.4
48th
48.3
15 - 65
67th
1TB
81st
83.5
68th
0.19
93rd
103
3rd
$93
39th
26
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $85
Samples 113k
53
98th
76.7
99th
81.4
48 - 102
93rd
4TB
96th
133
92nd
0.62
98th
74
93rd
$85
45th
27
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $316
Samples 854
53
98th
85.3
99th
112
73 - 138
100th
12TB
100th
198
100th
0.01
64th
46+
99th
$316
5th
28
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $42
Samples 720k
53
98th
39.7
82nd
83.3
53 - 106
94th
1TB
81st
141
95th
3.12
100th
105
2nd
$42
78th
29
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $111
Samples 293k
53
98th
31
72nd
86.1
52 - 109
96th
2TB
89th
153
97th
1.17
99th
105
2nd
$111
30th
30
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 17k
53
98th
72.3
44 - 96
88th
4TB
96th
109
83rd
0.05
83rd
98
3rd
31
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $182
Samples 7.2k
53
98th
31
72nd
70.5
48 - 91
87th
4TB
96th
123
89th
0.02
74th
94
15th
$182
14th
32
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $111
Samples 16k
53
98th
66.5
97th
92.2
63 - 109
99th
4TB
96th
157
98th
0.18
93rd
61
97th
$111
30th
33
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016)
Samples 10k
53
98th
92
65 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
164
99th
0.05
83rd
64
95th
34
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $52
Samples 503k
53
98th
67.2
97th
87.4
56 - 106
96th
2TB
89th
143
95th
4.63
100th
43+
100th
$52
68th
35
Compare HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
Samples 504k
52
97th
60.8
38 - 76
82nd
1TB
81st
104
82nd
1.76
99th
94+
17th
36
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $75
Samples 220k
52
97th
34.7
77th
65.1
37 - 85
84th
2TB
89th
106
83rd
0.88
98th
74
93rd
$75
52nd
37
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $607
Samples 3.3k
52
97th
9.81
46th
74.4
50 - 93
89th
4TB
96th
125
89th
0.01
64th
107
2nd
$607
0th
38
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 12k
52
97th
87.9
59 - 109
97th
5TB
97th
144
96th
0.04
82nd
72
94th
39
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016)
Samples 5.8k
52
97th
100
71 - 122
100th
6TB
98th
179
99th
0.02
74th
58
97th
40
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $120
Samples 132k
52
97th
9.69
46th
58.2
32 - 75
80th
1TB
81st
84.2
69th
0.35
96th
144
0th
$120
28th
41
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $70
Samples 224k
52
97th
16.5
57th
57.6
37 - 77
79th
1TB
81st
96.4
77th
0.52
98th
140
0th
$70
55th
42
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $175
Samples 5.7k
52
97th
59.7
96th
87.1
63 - 109
96th
6TB
98th
149
97th
0.02
78th
72
94th
$175
15th
43
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $100
Samples 203k
52
97th
20.5
61st
51.3
33 - 68
72nd
2TB
89th
85.7
71st
0.49
97th
126
1st
$100
35th
44
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $87
Samples 61k
52
97th
30.4
71st
66.1
43 - 86
84th
2TB
89th
111
84th
0.24
95th
111
2nd
$87
43rd
45
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $85
Samples 65k
52
97th
48.2
89th
68.2
44 - 88
86th
3TB
93rd
113
85th
0.22
94th
111
2nd
$85
45th
46
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $71
Samples 16k
52
97th
36.5
79th
64.7
37 - 85
83rd
2TB
89th
110
84th
0.07
87th
87
89th
$71
55th
47
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $117
Samples 47k
52
97th
37.8
80th
73.5
48 - 97
89th
3TB
93rd
119
87th
0.25
95th
74
93rd
$117
29th
48
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $60
Samples 10k
52
97th
59
95th
88.3
54 - 113
97th
2TB
89th
151
97th
0.05
82nd
118
1st
$60
62nd
49
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $90
Samples 102k
52
97th
42.2
84th
63.3
40 - 84
83rd
3TB
93rd
102
81st
0.28
96th
126
1st
$90
41st
50
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $23
Samples 462k
52
97th
24.7
65th
56.6
25 - 82
78th
500GB
61st
94.4
76th
2.05
99th
94+
10th
$23
99th
The Best.
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Intel Core i5-11600K $260Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-11700K $350Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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