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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(22.7)
Avg. bench(44.2)
Capacity(990)
Write(74.4)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(85)
Price(97.1)
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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) $30
Samples 843k
68
100th
61.8
96th
92.8
57 - 115
99th
1TB
81st
145
96th
5.89
100th
56
97th
$30
92nd
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30
Samples 2.5M
62
100th
54
92nd
82.3
49 - 107
93rd
1TB
81st
138
94th
11.1
100th
107
2nd
$30
92nd
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $179
Samples 87k
60
100th
31.2
72nd
93
56 - 114
99th
3TB
93rd
132
91st
0.32
96th
56
97th
$179
15th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80
Samples 450k
60
100th
46.6
86th
93.3
64 - 114
99th
2TB
89th
134
92nd
1.54
99th
56
97th
$80
47th
5
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $79
Samples 182k
58
100th
21.3
63rd
84.1
56 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
139
94th
0.69
98th
91
4th
$79
49th
6
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $35
Samples 1.2M
58
100th
50.9
90th
89
50 - 114
97th
1TB
81st
131
91st
4.75
100th
114
1st
$35
88th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $176
Samples 28k
57
99th
38.3
79th
84.5
54 - 105
95th
4TB
96th
126
90th
0.13
91st
56
97th
$176
15th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $99
Samples 108k
56
99th
35.8
76th
88.5
61 - 112
96th
2TB
89th
162
98th
0.41
96th
91
4th
$99
36th
9
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 5.4k
55
99th
95.2
72 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
160
98th
0.03
63rd
109
1st
10
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)
Samples 109k
55
99th
83.9
52 - 110
94th
2TB
89th
136
93rd
0.39
98th
56
97th
11
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $296
Samples 3.4k
55
99th
38.5
79th
94.9
65 - 122
99th
6TB
98th
200
100th
0.01
63rd
71
92nd
$296
5th
12
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $90
Samples 178k
55
99th
59.4
95th
89.5
52 - 114
97th
3TB
93rd
127
90th
0.61
98th
116
1st
$90
40th
13
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $79
Samples 70k
54
99th
64.2
97th
84.9
56 - 107
95th
3TB
93rd
148
97th
0.28
94th
100
2nd
$79
48th
14
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $153
Samples 8k
54
99th
44.2
85th
84.4
59 - 106
95th
4TB
96th
147
96th
0.03
76th
78
92nd
$153
18th
15
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $69
Samples 692k
54
99th
51.9
91st
89.5
56 - 115
97th
2TB
89th
131
91st
2.29
99th
116
1st
$69
55th
16
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 50k
54
99th
81.4
45 - 112
93rd
1TB
81st
136
93rd
0.15
92nd
56
97th
17
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB
Samples 95k
54
99th
81.9
43 - 111
93rd
1TB
81st
134
92nd
0.32
95th
93
3rd
18
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $120
Samples 73k
54
99th
27.6
68th
82.9
47 - 111
94th
2TB
89th
130
91st
0.24
95th
93
3rd
$120
28th
19
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB
Samples 58k
54
99th
86.9
57 - 108
96th
3TB
93rd
150
97th
0.28
95th
67
94th
20
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $79
Samples 72k
54
99th
45.8
86th
90.4
63 - 109
98th
2TB
89th
159
98th
0.42
97th
67
94th
$79
49th
21
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB
Samples 239k
54
99th
84.2
48 - 106
94th
1TB
81st
145
96th
1.65
99th
67
94th
22
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $158
Samples 5.4k
53
98th
35.9
76th
70.9
48 - 90
88th
4TB
96th
124
89th
0.02
63rd
89
15th
$158
17th
23
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $61
Samples 50k
53
98th
15.8
57th
48.3
20 - 65
67th
1TB
81st
85.1
69th
0.21
95th
98
3rd
$61
59th
24
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $240
Samples 7.4k
53
98th
30.8
71st
92.4
64 - 114
98th
4TB
96th
164
99th
0.05
80th
59
95th
$240
9th
25
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $104
Samples 12k
53
98th
72.8
98th
94.5
64 - 111
99th
4TB
96th
160
98th
0.17
93rd
56
97th
$104
34th
26
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $210
Samples 40k
53
98th
29.7
70th
78
50 - 100
91st
4TB
96th
129
91st
0.18
93rd
92
3rd
$210
11th
27
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $90
Samples 18k
53
98th
77
99th
86.6
59 - 105
96th
4TB
96th
149
97th
0.13
90th
67
94th
$90
40th
28
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 502
53
98th
84
57 - 102
94th
4TB
96th
140
95th
0
43rd
82
89th
29
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $47
Samples 658k
53
98th
34.8
76th
81.5
42 - 108
93rd
1TB
81st
138
94th
3.03
100th
100
2nd
$47
72nd
30
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $68
Samples 242k
53
98th
51.6
91st
87.8
56 - 110
96th
2TB
89th
153
97th
1.2
99th
100
2nd
$68
55th
31
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 17k
53
98th
72.6
44 - 96
88th
4TB
96th
110
83rd
0.06
85th
93
3rd
32
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $85
Samples 92k
53
98th
76.8
99th
81.6
50 - 102
93rd
4TB
96th
133
91st
0.57
97th
69
93rd
$85
44th
33
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $57
Samples 345k
53
98th
62.8
96th
89.4
54 - 108
97th
2TB
89th
145
96th
3.78
100th
37+
100th
$57
64th
34
Compare HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
Samples 516k
52
97th
60.4
36 - 76
81st
1TB
81st
103
81st
1.9
99th
89+
17th
35
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $25
Samples 430k
52
97th
23.3
65th
58.3
23 - 78
79th
500GB
61st
98.9
78th
2.14
99th
89+
10th
$25
97th
36
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $80
Samples 127k
52
97th
14.9
56th
59.7
37 - 76
81st
1TB
81st
82.8
67th
0.33
96th
139
0th
$80
47th
37
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $130
Samples 10k
52
97th
68
98th
88.4
61 - 110
96th
5TB
97th
148
97th
0.04
80th
67
94th
$130
25th
38
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $180
Samples 4.2k
52
97th
57.1
94th
85.6
57 - 110
95th
6TB
98th
147
96th
0.02
72nd
67
94th
$180
14th
39
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $278
Samples 5k
52
97th
42.8
84th
99.3
67 - 121
100th
6TB
98th
177
99th
0.03
76th
53
97th
$278
6th
40
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $85
Samples 9.1k
52
97th
42.2
83rd
89.6
58 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
153
97th
0.06
85th
113
1st
$85
44th
41
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $39
Samples 208
52
97th
363
100th
70.8
20 - 124
88th
10TB
100th
122
88th
0
43rd
56
97th
$39
84th
42
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $500
Samples 657
52
97th
53.4
92nd
111
73 - 138
100th
12TB
100th
197
100th
0.01
63rd
41+
99th
$500
1st
43
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $100
Samples 169k
52
97th
20.3
63rd
50.7
31 - 67
71st
2TB
89th
84.2
68th
0.4
96th
121
1st
$100
35th
44
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $94
Samples 48k
52
97th
29
69th
68.1
44 - 88
86th
2TB
89th
114
85th
0.23
94th
106
2nd
$94
38th
45
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $120
Samples 3.3k
52
97th
48.8
88th
72.9
47 - 93
89th
4TB
96th
123
89th
0.01
63rd
102
2nd
$120
28th
46
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $81
Samples 227k
52
97th
14.2
55th
57.3
38 - 76
78th
1TB
81st
96.4
77th
0.49
97th
135
0th
$81
46th
47
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $88
Samples 55k
52
97th
46
86th
67.4
45 - 88
85th
3TB
93rd
112
84th
0.18
93rd
106
2nd
$88
42nd
48
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $70
Samples 12k
52
97th
38
79th
66.5
41 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
114
85th
0.08
88th
82
89th
$70
53rd
49
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $45
Samples 42k
52
97th
30.4
71st
68.3
43 - 89
86th
1TB
81st
115
85th
0.23
95th
72
92nd
$45
75th
50
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $58
Samples 188k
52
97th
45.6
86th
66.1
40 - 86
84th
2TB
89th
110
83rd
0.8
98th
69
93rd
$58
63rd
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Intel Core i7-11700K $385Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $40
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $102SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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