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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]

1,010 HDDs
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User rating(50.8)
Value(34.9)
Avg. bench(44.6)
Capacity(966)
Write(75.7)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(59)
Price(108)
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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 178k
106
100th
64.1
82nd
96
66 ↔ 116
99th
1TB
82nd
149
96th
3.59
100th
29
97th
$43
81st
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85
Samples 31k
84
100th
98.2
99th
96.9
63 ↔ 115
99th
3TB
93rd
139
93rd
0.49
97th
29
97th
$85
48th
3
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45
Samples 914k
83
100th
52
72nd
81.3
50 ↔ 106
93rd
1TB
82nd
137
93rd
11.5
100th
80
2nd
$45
81st
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60
Samples 140k
80
100th
94
98th
98.3
69 ↔ 116
99th
2TB
90th
143
94th
2.71
99th
29
97th
$60
66th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $34
Samples 552k
77
100th
73.5
88th
88.3
51 ↔ 114
96th
1TB
82nd
135
92nd
6.07
100th
87
1st
$34
89th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $75
Samples 91k
74
99th
32
58th
83.9
55 ↔ 107
94th
1TB
82nd
141
94th
0.95
98th
64
4th
$75
55th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $96
Samples 12k
72
99th
103
99th
86.5
55 ↔ 107
96th
4TB
96th
132
91st
0.15
91st
29
97th
$96
40th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $119
Samples 45k
71
99th
40.9
64th
84.9
56 ↔ 111
95th
2TB
90th
151
97th
0.54
97th
64
4th
$119
31st
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 2.2k
68
99th
96.8
66 ↔ 122
99th
6TB
98th
202
100th
0.02
75th
44
93rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $98
Samples 84k
67
99th
78.6
91st
89.2
52 ↔ 114
97th
3TB
93rd
130
90th
0.89
98th
89
1st
$98
39th
11
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2.8k
66
99th
94.2
68 ↔ 117
99th
1TB
82nd
160
98th
0.04
79th
82
1st
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $85
Samples 15k
65
99th
92.5
97th
91.3
60 ↔ 110
98th
3TB
93rd
159
98th
0.22
94th
40
95th
$85
48th
13
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $110
Samples 34k
64
99th
43.7
66th
83.6
48 ↔ 111
94th
2TB
90th
136
92nd
0.34
96th
66
3rd
$110
34th
14
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $95
Samples 38k
63
99th
52.7
73rd
87.2
56 ↔ 112
96th
2TB
90th
144
95th
0.57
97th
29
97th
$95
41st
15
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $76
Samples 16k
63
99th
69.1
85th
91.6
60 ↔ 111
98th
2TB
90th
161
99th
0.36
96th
40
95th
$76
54th
16
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $50
Samples 39k
63
99th
47.4
70th
82.6
46 ↔ 111
93rd
1TB
82nd
142
94th
0.49
97th
66
3rd
$50
75th
17
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
Samples 34k
63
99th
86.4
54 ↔ 108
96th
3TB
93rd
151
97th
0.36
96th
73
2nd
18
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $70
Samples 296k
63
99th
72.7
88th
88.7
48 ↔ 115
97th
2TB
90th
134
92nd
3.28
100th
89
1st
$70
58th
19
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $110
Samples 4.1k
62
98th
92.5
97th
88.6
62 ↔ 105
97th
4TB
96th
150
97th
0.07
84th
40
95th
$110
34th
20
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $68
Samples 17k
62
98th
34.8
60th
82.5
42 ↔ 110
93rd
1TB
82nd
143
94th
0.28
95th
29
97th
$68
61st
21
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $110
Samples 3.5k
62
98th
88.1
96th
84.4
57 ↔ 106
94th
4TB
96th
144
95th
0.04
79th
51
92nd
$110
34th
22
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $3,775
Samples 2.7k
61
98th
2.18
12th
71.5
47 ↔ 91
88th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.03
75th
62
15th
$3,775
0th
23
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $48
Samples 49k
61
98th
51
72nd
85.1
50 ↔ 109
95th
1TB
82nd
149
96th
1.04
99th
40
95th
$48
76th
24
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $45
Samples 253k
61
98th
50.8
72nd
79.6
34 ↔ 106
92nd
1TB
82nd
138
93rd
3.27
100th
73
2nd
$45
80th
25
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $310
Samples 3.6k
60
98th
35.7
61st
96.4
67 ↔ 115
99th
4TB
96th
174
99th
0.05
84th
32
96th
$310
4th
26
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $66
Samples 109k
60
98th
74.7
89th
85.9
51 ↔ 109
95th
2TB
90th
153
98th
1.41
99th
73
2nd
$66
62nd
27
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 191
60
98th
83.6
58 ↔ 101
94th
4TB
96th
138
93rd
0
39th
55
89th
28
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $63
Samples 30k
60
98th
22.4
49th
49.5
23 ↔ 65
69th
1TB
82nd
89.1
73rd
0.32
95th
71
3rd
$63
64th
29
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $62
Samples 64k
60
98th
64.4
83rd
69.4
45 ↔ 87
87th
2TB
90th
115
85th
0.93
98th
42
94th
$62
65th
30
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 8.5k
60
98th
73.5
45 ↔ 95
89th
4TB
96th
115
85th
0.08
87th
66
3rd
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $120
Samples 2.2k
58
97th
84.8
94th
88.7
58 ↔ 108
97th
4TB
96th
153
98th
0.05
80th
29
97th
$120
30th
32
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $87
Samples 19k
58
97th
73.2
88th
73.9
45 ↔ 98
89th
3TB
93rd
123
88th
0.26
94th
42
94th
$87
47th
33
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $29
Samples 2.2k
57
97th
42.8
66th
86.4
40 ↔ 116
95th
500GB
62nd
130
90th
0.07
84th
31
96th
$29
93rd
34
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $120
Samples 11k
57
97th
71.8
87th
75.1
47 ↔ 100
90th
4TB
96th
125
89th
0.15
91st
65
3rd
$120
30th
35
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $70
Samples 118k
57
97th
23
50th
56.1
34 ↔ 76
77th
1TB
82nd
95.4
76th
0.9
98th
108
0th
$70
59th
36
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $90
Samples 18k
57
97th
104
99th
81.5
50 ↔ 101
93rd
4TB
96th
137
93rd
0.4
97th
42
94th
$90
45th
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.4k
56
96th
58.1
22 ↔ 77
79th
1TB
82nd
78.4
62nd
0.02
60th
67
3rd
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $120
Samples 68k
56
96th
14.4
39th
60.1
36 ↔ 77
81st
1TB
82nd
84.8
69th
0.57
97th
112
0th
$120
30th
39
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $165
Samples 1.2k
56
96th
94.4
98th
90.4
59 ↔ 112
97th
6TB
98th
153
98th
0.01
60th
40
95th
$165
19th
40
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $95
Samples 24k
56
96th
60.9
80th
67.2
43 ↔ 90
86th
3TB
93rd
113
84th
0.19
93rd
79
2nd
$95
41st
41
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB
Samples 4.2k
56
96th
88.8
56 ↔ 114
97th
2TB
90th
152
97th
0.06
84th
86
1st
42
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $72
Samples 4.8k
56
96th
53
73rd
66.4
38 ↔ 87
85th
2TB
90th
115
85th
0.08
87th
55
89th
$72
57th
43
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012)
Samples 1.5k
56
96th
73
46 ↔ 92
89th
4TB
96th
125
89th
0.01
60th
75
2nd
44
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016)
Samples 2.3k
55
96th
104
73 ↔ 122
100th
6TB
98th
185
99th
0.04
75th
26
98th
45
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $100
Samples 2.9k
55
96th
128
100th
89.1
61 ↔ 109
97th
5TB
97th
149
96th
0.05
80th
40
95th
$100
36th
46
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $285
Samples 66
55
96th
78.6
91st
78
33 ↔ 115
91st
10TB
100th
133
91st
0
39th
29
97th
$285
6th
47
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $104
Samples 42k
55
96th
52.1
72nd
62.9
40 ↔ 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
106
82nd
0.35
96th
94
1st
$104
36th
48
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $75
Samples 22k
55
96th
50.2
71st
65.7
40 ↔ 86
84th
2TB
90th
110
83rd
0.25
94th
79
2nd
$75
56th
49
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010)
Samples 3.6k
54
95th
56.5
33 ↔ 74
77th
1TB
82nd
95.4
76th
0.03
75th
108
0th
50
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" (32GB NAND) 1TB $63
Samples 220
54
95th
25.1
51st
55.5
40 ↔ 67
76th
1TB
82nd
95.5
76th
0
39th
36
95th
$63
64th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $360Nvidia GTX 1070 $325Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $78
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $148Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $220Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $80
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $110SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $750SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $120SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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