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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(50.8)
Value(35.4)
Avg. bench(44.6)
Capacity(990)
Write(75.6)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(63)
Price(96.2)
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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) $40
Samples 243k
107
100th
67.3
83rd
93.9
62 - 115
99th
1TB
81st
145
95th
3.96
100th
34
97th
$40
80th
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80
Samples 40k
85
100th
106
98th
98.7
71 - 116
99th
3TB
93rd
140
94th
0.59
97th
34
97th
$80
48th
3
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $41
Samples 1M
84
100th
58.7
78th
84.1
54 - 109
94th
1TB
81st
142
94th
11.8
100th
85
2nd
$41
78th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $70
Samples 200k
80
100th
78.6
89th
95.9
64 - 116
99th
2TB
89th
138
93rd
2.68
99th
34
97th
$70
54th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $41
Samples 692k
78
100th
60.8
79th
87.7
53 - 112
96th
1TB
81st
134
91st
5.79
100th
92
1st
$41
78th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $49
Samples 105k
75
99th
49.2
72nd
84.6
53 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
140
94th
1
98th
69
4th
$49
71st
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $72
Samples 14k
71
99th
133
100th
83.5
50 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
127
89th
0.15
92nd
34
97th
$72
53rd
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $100
Samples 56k
71
99th
49.9
72nd
87
59 - 111
96th
2TB
89th
157
98th
0.62
98th
69
4th
$100
35th
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $300
Samples 2.6k
68
99th
56.1
76th
97.7
68 - 122
99th
6TB
98th
203
100th
0.02
72nd
49
93rd
$300
4th
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $65
Samples 107k
68
99th
118
99th
89.3
57 - 114
97th
3TB
93rd
130
90th
0.9
98th
94
1st
$65
59th
11
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $80
Samples 44k
66
99th
61.5
80th
85.7
54 - 111
95th
2TB
89th
142
94th
0.61
98th
34
97th
$80
48th
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $90
Samples 19k
66
99th
86.1
94th
89.9
60 - 110
97th
3TB
93rd
157
98th
0.36
96th
45
94th
$90
41st
13
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 3.4k
65
99th
95.3
68 - 116
99th
1TB
81st
161
98th
0.04
79th
87
1st
14
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $77
Samples 29k
64
99th
67.7
83rd
90.8
56 - 111
98th
2TB
89th
161
98th
0.44
96th
45
94th
$77
51st
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $120
Samples 41k
64
99th
39.7
64th
82.9
46 - 112
93rd
2TB
89th
134
91st
0.36
96th
71
3rd
$120
29th
16
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $46
Samples 47k
63
98th
51.8
73rd
83.1
46 - 111
93rd
1TB
81st
140
94th
0.44
96th
71
3rd
$46
73rd
17
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $102
Samples 41k
63
98th
71.7
86th
85
56 - 108
95th
3TB
93rd
147
96th
0.42
96th
78
2nd
$102
34th
18
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $149
Samples 4k
62
98th
65.9
82nd
85.5
60 - 105
95th
4TB
96th
144
95th
0.04
79th
56
92nd
$149
20th
19
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $69
Samples 23k
62
98th
34.2
60th
82.7
47 - 111
93rd
1TB
81st
145
95th
0.25
94th
34
97th
$69
55th
20
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $98
Samples 5.4k
62
98th
103
98th
88.3
62 - 106
96th
4TB
96th
151
97th
0.1
89th
45
94th
$98
37th
21
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $58
Samples 363k
62
98th
89.2
95th
90.9
57 - 115
98th
2TB
89th
135
92nd
3.22
100th
94
1st
$58
64th
22
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $90
Samples 3.6k
61
98th
92.5
96th
72.5
47 - 91
88th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.04
79th
67
15th
$90
41st
23
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $52
Samples 73k
61
98th
48.7
72nd
87.5
53 - 109
96th
1TB
81st
151
97th
1.14
99th
45
94th
$52
68th
24
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $60
Samples 33k
61
98th
23.8
53rd
49.8
24 - 65
69th
1TB
81st
89.2
72nd
0.25
94th
76
3rd
$60
62nd
25
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $266
Samples 5.6k
60
98th
40.7
65th
94.3
68 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
169
99th
0.07
85th
37
95th
$266
6th
26
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $55
Samples 85k
60
98th
71.1
85th
68.2
43 - 87
86th
2TB
89th
115
85th
1.07
99th
47
93rd
$55
65th
27
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 10k
60
98th
72
44 - 95
88th
4TB
96th
111
83rd
0.07
85th
71
3rd
28
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $416
Samples 245
60
98th
23
52nd
83.4
57 - 101
93rd
4TB
96th
138
93rd
0
43rd
60
89th
$416
1st
29
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $30
Samples 296k
60
98th
75.9
88th
79.4
41 - 106
92nd
1TB
81st
139
93rd
3.12
100th
78
2nd
$30
89th
30
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $76
Samples 123k
60
98th
64.7
81st
85.6
52 - 109
95th
2TB
89th
153
97th
1.24
99th
78
2nd
$76
51st
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $100
Samples 2.8k
59
97th
102
98th
88.8
55 - 108
96th
4TB
96th
153
97th
0.06
80th
34
97th
$100
35th
32
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $26
Samples 3.4k
58
97th
46.3
71st
84
32 - 115
94th
500GB
61st
126
89th
0.06
84th
36
95th
$26
94th
33
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $81
Samples 23k
58
97th
77.8
89th
73.1
47 - 96
88th
3TB
93rd
122
88th
0.26
94th
47
93rd
$81
47th
34
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $68
Samples 27k
57
97th
142
100th
84.2
52 - 103
94th
4TB
96th
140
94th
0.55
97th
47
93rd
$68
56th
35
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $110
Samples 14k
57
97th
79.8
90th
76.7
47 - 100
90th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.22
93rd
70
3rd
$110
32nd
36
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $70
Samples 133k
57
97th
22.9
51st
55.9
36 - 76
77th
1TB
81st
94.3
75th
0.79
98th
113
0th
$70
54th
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.6k
56
96th
54.8
16 - 74
75th
1TB
81st
75.6
59th
0.02
72nd
72
3rd
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $70
Samples 71k
56
96th
25.2
53rd
61.6
41 - 77
82nd
1TB
81st
87
71st
0.5
97th
117
0th
$70
54th
39
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $188
Samples 1.8k
56
96th
44.9
69th
73.5
48 - 92
88th
4TB
96th
125
88th
0.02
72nd
80
2nd
$188
14th
40
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $259
Samples 80
56
96th
84.7
93rd
76.5
11 - 117
90th
10TB
100th
126
89th
0
43rd
34
97th
$259
6th
41
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $143
Samples 1.7k
56
96th
106
98th
87.9
59 - 111
96th
6TB
98th
151
97th
0.03
79th
45
94th
$143
22nd
42
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $83
Samples 25k
56
96th
47.3
71st
68.4
46 - 87
86th
2TB
89th
116
86th
0.24
94th
84
2nd
$83
46th
43
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $70
Samples 6k
56
96th
52.8
74th
64.3
37 - 86
83rd
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.07
85th
60
89th
$70
54th
44
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $97
Samples 28k
56
96th
60.8
79th
68.2
44 - 89
86th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.3
95th
84
2nd
$97
38th
45
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $80
Samples 5.1k
56
96th
63.3
80th
88.2
55 - 115
96th
2TB
89th
154
97th
0.06
80th
91
1st
$80
48th
46
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $300
Samples 2.6k
55
95th
58.2
77th
101
66 - 124
99th
6TB
98th
180
99th
0.04
80th
31
97th
$300
4th
47
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $110
Samples 3.5k
55
95th
117
99th
89.8
65 - 110
97th
5TB
97th
151
97th
0.06
84th
45
94th
$110
32nd
48
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $42
Samples 18k
55
95th
46.4
71st
67.7
41 - 88
86th
1TB
81st
115
85th
0.24
94th
50
92nd
$42
78th
49
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $103
Samples 50k
55
95th
51.5
73rd
61.5
38 - 83
82nd
3TB
93rd
105
82nd
0.35
96th
99
1st
$103
34th
50
Compare Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) $70
Samples 28k
55
95th
128
99th
78.3
51 - 100
91st
4TB
96th
111
83rd
0.25
94th
77
2nd
$70
54th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $199Nvidia GTX 1070 $391Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $251Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
Intel Core i9-9900K $485Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $750Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $728SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $41Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $78SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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