UserBenchmark

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
Brand
Seller
User rating(50.2)
Value(33)
Avg. bench(43.9)
Capacity(990)
Write(73.9)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(120)
Price(99.3)
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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) $39
Samples 1.1M
68
100th
47.3
83rd
92.3
60 - 113
99th
1TB
81st
144
96th
7.08
100th
91
97th
$39
84th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35
Samples 3.1M
64
100th
47.7
83rd
83.4
52 - 109
94th
1TB
81st
140
95th
13.2
100th
142
2nd
$35
87th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $51
Samples 462k
60
100th
71.9
94th
91.6
63 - 114
99th
2TB
89th
130
91st
1.7
99th
91
97th
$51
69th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 112k
59
100th
92.1
60 - 114
99th
3TB
93rd
131
92nd
0.2
97th
91
97th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $28
Samples 1.5M
58
100th
63.7
91st
89.2
55 - 112
97th
1TB
81st
133
92nd
3.95
100th
149
1st
$28
94th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $48
Samples 240k
58
100th
34.2
72nd
82.3
50 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
136
94th
0.61
98th
126
4th
$48
74th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $159
Samples 34k
57
99th
41.5
79th
82.4
52 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
126
90th
0.14
93rd
91
97th
$159
16th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $48
Samples 144k
57
99th
73.5
95th
88.5
60 - 112
97th
2TB
89th
161
99th
0.75
96th
126
4th
$48
74th
9
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 8.1k
55
99th
94.6
67 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
159
98th
0.03
71st
144
1st
10
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)
Samples 133k
55
99th
84.5
53 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
135
93rd
0.54
97th
91
97th
11
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $63
Samples 235k
55
99th
84.1
96th
88.3
56 - 113
97th
3TB
93rd
127
90th
0.27
98th
151
1st
$63
60th
12
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $296
Samples 5.4k
55
99th
37.1
75th
91.6
61 - 118
98th
6TB
98th
197
100th
0.02
71st
106
93rd
$296
3rd
13
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $149
Samples 10k
54
99th
43.9
81st
81.8
55 - 104
93rd
4TB
96th
140
95th
0.07
83rd
113
92nd
$149
19th
14
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $146
Samples 23k
54
99th
46
82nd
84
57 - 104
94th
4TB
96th
146
96th
0.14
86th
102
94th
$146
20th
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $75
Samples 94k
54
99th
44.3
81st
83
43 - 108
94th
2TB
89th
129
91st
0.27
94th
128
3rd
$75
53rd
16
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $68
Samples 105k
54
99th
24.5
64th
83.2
48 - 112
94th
1TB
81st
134
93rd
0.07
96th
128
3rd
$68
57th
17
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $50
Samples 815k
54
99th
70.6
94th
88.2
51 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
130
91st
2.11
99th
151
1st
$50
71st
18
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $61
Samples 100k
54
99th
57.7
89th
87.9
58 - 108
97th
2TB
89th
155
98th
0.54
98th
102
94th
$61
61st
19
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $67
Samples 318k
54
99th
25.1
65th
84.1
52 - 107
95th
1TB
81st
143
96th
1.84
99th
102
94th
$67
58th
20
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $100
Samples 74k
54
99th
52.1
86th
86.6
56 - 108
96th
3TB
93rd
151
97th
0.34
95th
102
94th
$100
35th
21
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $80
Samples 26k
53
98th
89.6
97th
89.6
62 - 108
98th
4TB
96th
153
98th
0.14
96th
91
97th
$80
48th
22
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 66k
53
98th
81.8
39 - 111
93rd
1TB
81st
134
93rd
0.34
92nd
91
97th
23
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016)
Samples 9.8k
53
98th
92.4
68 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
165
99th
0.05
87th
94
95th
24
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $240
Samples 1.2k
53
98th
113
99th
113
72 - 138
100th
12TB
100th
197
100th
0.01
71st
76+
99th
$240
7th
25
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $50
Samples 695k
53
98th
69.5
93rd
86.9
53 - 106
96th
2TB
89th
142
96th
6.4
100th
72+
100th
$50
70th
26
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $40
Samples 344k
53
98th
85.7
97th
85.7
49 - 108
96th
2TB
89th
151
97th
1.57
99th
135
2nd
$40
82nd
27
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 679
53
98th
84.1
59 - 101
95th
4TB
96th
140
95th
0.01
71st
117
89th
28
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 19k
53
98th
72.5
44 - 94
88th
4TB
96th
107
83rd
0.07
71st
128
3rd
29
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $41
Samples 64k
53
98th
23.6
63rd
48.5
19 - 65
68th
1TB
81st
83.7
68th
0.07
94th
133
3rd
$41
80th
30
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $80
Samples 85k
53
98th
63.8
91st
84.7
51 - 107
95th
3TB
93rd
148
96th
0.14
97th
135
2nd
$80
49th
31
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $30
Samples 763k
53
98th
56
88th
84
47 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
142
96th
3.13
100th
135
2nd
$30
92nd
32
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $85
Samples 124k
53
98th
75.5
95th
80.2
49 - 101
92nd
4TB
96th
130
91st
0.54
98th
104
93rd
$85
45th
33
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013)
Samples 55k
53
98th
74.9
46 - 100
89th
4TB
96th
125
90th
0.27
94th
127
3rd
34
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $60
Samples 7.9k
53
98th
97.3
98th
73
47 - 92
89th
4TB
96th
128
91st
0.03
71st
124
15th
$60
62nd
35
Compare HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
Samples 546k
52
97th
59.1
35 - 75
81st
1TB
81st
102
80th
1.5
99th
124+
17th
36
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 12k
52
97th
88.2
63 - 109
97th
5TB
97th
148
96th
0.04
87th
102
94th
37
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB
Samples 5.5k
52
97th
86.8
58 - 109
96th
6TB
98th
149
97th
0.03
83rd
102
94th
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Samples 138k
52
97th
59.2
39 - 75
81st
1TB
81st
86.2
71st
0.2
94th
174
0th
39
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $235
Samples 6.4k
52
97th
49.9
84th
97.8
64 - 121
99th
6TB
98th
173
99th
0.01
80th
88
97th
$235
7th
40
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $32
Samples 16k
52
97th
25.3
65th
80.9
35 - 114
93rd
500GB
61st
118
87th
0.2
91st
93
95th
$32
91st
41
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $138
Samples 396
52
97th
116
99th
80.2
47 - 111
92nd
10TB
100th
124
89th
0
47th
91
97th
$138
23rd
42
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $60
Samples 112k
52
97th
62.4
91st
62.3
40 - 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
102
80th
0.34
95th
156
1st
$60
62nd
43
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $148
Samples 68k
52
97th
27.3
67th
67.3
42 - 88
86th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.41
95th
141
2nd
$148
19th
44
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $121
Samples 12k
52
97th
29.4
68th
89
56 - 113
97th
2TB
89th
153
98th
0.14
71st
148
1st
$121
27th
45
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $67
Samples 19k
52
97th
39.5
77th
66.2
39 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
115
86th
0.2
91st
117
89th
$67
58th
46
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $83
Samples 64k
52
97th
32
71st
66.4
45 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.34
94th
141
2nd
$83
46th
47
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $23
Samples 574k
52
97th
25.5
66th
58.4
27 - 88
80th
500GB
61st
99.3
79th
1.91
99th
124+
10th
$23
98th
48
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $80
Samples 75k
52
97th
52.9
86th
70.6
46 - 96
88th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.14
94th
104
93rd
$80
48th
49
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $78
Samples 253k
52
97th
33.2
72nd
64.8
40 - 84
84th
2TB
89th
107
83rd
0.68
98th
104
93rd
$78
51st
50
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $323
Samples 4.1k
52
97th
18.3
58th
74.1
49 - 93
89th
4TB
96th
124
89th
0
71st
137
2nd
$323
2nd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-13600K $279Nvidia RTX 4060 $300Crucial MX500 250GB $40
Intel Core i5-12400F $134Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-12600K $184Nvidia RTX 4070 $409Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $40SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $43SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $51G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $351SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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