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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(50.8)
Value(25.4)
Avg. bench(44.6)
Capacity(990)
Write(75.6)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(64)
Price(99.1)
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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) $40
Samples 260k
108
100th
47.2
83rd
94.4
59 - 116
99th
1TB
81st
143
95th
4.09
100th
35
97th
$40
79th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42
Samples 1.1M
85
100th
39.9
76th
83.6
53 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
143
95th
11.2
100th
86
2nd
$42
77th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80
Samples 44k
84
100th
72.8
98th
97
60 - 116
99th
3TB
93rd
138
93rd
0.59
97th
35
97th
$80
47th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $68
Samples 196k
80
100th
57.5
90th
97.2
69 - 115
99th
2TB
89th
140
94th
2.24
99th
35
97th
$68
56th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $39
Samples 682k
78
100th
45
81st
87.7
53 - 115
96th
1TB
81st
133
91st
5.59
100th
93
1st
$39
83rd
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $65
Samples 105k
75
99th
25.3
62nd
82.3
53 - 108
93rd
1TB
81st
139
93rd
0.96
99th
70
4th
$65
59th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $120
Samples 13k
72
99th
55.5
89th
83.2
51 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.12
90th
35
97th
$120
28th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $100
Samples 57k
71
99th
35
72nd
87.6
61 - 112
96th
2TB
89th
158
98th
0.54
97th
70
4th
$100
35th
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $252
Samples 2.8k
68
99th
46.3
82nd
97.3
71 - 122
99th
6TB
98th
202
100th
0.02
71st
50
93rd
$252
6th
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $59
Samples 115k
68
99th
91.7
100th
90.1
58 - 114
97th
3TB
93rd
133
91st
0.83
98th
95
1st
$59
64th
11
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $80
Samples 47k
67
99th
43
80th
86.1
54 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
141
94th
0.61
98th
35
97th
$80
47th
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $90
Samples 23k
66
99th
60.2
93rd
90.3
60 - 109
97th
3TB
93rd
158
98th
0.33
95th
46
94th
$90
41st
13
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 3.1k
65
99th
96.2
70 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
163
98th
0.04
80th
88
1st
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $120
Samples 44k
64
99th
27.6
65th
82.6
40 - 112
93rd
2TB
89th
134
92nd
0.35
96th
72
3rd
$120
28th
15
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $101
Samples 43k
63
99th
50.4
85th
85.2
53 - 108
95th
3TB
93rd
149
96th
0.35
96th
79
2nd
$101
34th
16
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $46
Samples 53k
63
99th
35.8
73rd
82.3
48 - 110
93rd
1TB
81st
140
94th
0.43
97th
72
3rd
$46
73rd
17
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $77
Samples 31k
63
99th
47.2
83rd
90.9
60 - 110
97th
2TB
89th
160
98th
0.38
96th
46
94th
$77
50th
18
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $65
Samples 23k
62
98th
25.8
63rd
83.8
52 - 111
94th
1TB
81st
145
95th
0.24
94th
35
97th
$65
59th
19
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $149
Samples 4.5k
62
98th
45.9
82nd
85.4
60 - 105
95th
4TB
96th
145
95th
0.06
81st
57
92nd
$149
20th
20
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $103
Samples 5.9k
62
98th
69.2
97th
88.9
61 - 106
96th
4TB
96th
151
97th
0.11
89th
46
94th
$103
33rd
21
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $48
Samples 404k
62
98th
75.6
99th
90.7
58 - 115
97th
2TB
89th
136
93rd
3
100th
95
1st
$48
71st
22
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $70
Samples 36k
61
98th
14
48th
49.1
21 - 64
68th
1TB
81st
88.9
72nd
0.3
95th
77
3rd
$70
53rd
23
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $90
Samples 3.8k
61
98th
64.3
95th
72.3
47 - 91
88th
4TB
96th
128
89th
0.03
71st
68
15th
$90
41st
24
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $56
Samples 78k
61
98th
30
67th
83.7
48 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
147
96th
1.15
99th
46
94th
$56
65th
25
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $468
Samples 259
60
98th
14.1
48th
82.6
56 - 101
93rd
4TB
96th
138
93rd
0
41st
61
89th
$468
1st
26
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 10k
60
98th
72.4
45 - 95
88th
4TB
96th
111
84th
0.1
88th
72
3rd
27
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $174
Samples 5.4k
60
98th
43.1
80th
93.7
69 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
167
99th
0.07
87th
38
95th
$174
16th
28
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $79
Samples 128k
60
98th
44.2
81st
87.3
56 - 109
96th
2TB
89th
156
98th
1.31
99th
79
2nd
$79
49th
29
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $37
Samples 302k
59
97th
43.8
80th
81
40 - 106
93rd
1TB
81st
141
94th
3.2
100th
79
2nd
$37
84th
30
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $55
Samples 86k
59
97th
50.3
85th
69.2
46 - 86
87th
2TB
89th
116
85th
0.94
98th
48
93rd
$55
66th
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $100
Samples 2.9k
59
97th
70.9
97th
88.6
59 - 109
96th
4TB
96th
153
97th
0.06
85th
35
97th
$100
35th
32
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $82
Samples 23k
58
97th
53.5
87th
73
45 - 97
88th
3TB
93rd
121
87th
0.26
95th
48
93rd
$82
46th
33
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $26
Samples 3.2k
58
97th
32.6
71st
84.7
37 - 115
94th
500GB
61st
128
89th
0.08
88th
37
95th
$26
94th
34
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $106
Samples 16k
57
97th
58.2
91st
77.1
47 - 101
90th
4TB
96th
128
89th
0.2
92nd
71
3rd
$106
32nd
35
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $70
Samples 130k
57
97th
16.1
52nd
56.5
36 - 76
77th
1TB
81st
96.1
76th
0.79
98th
114
0th
$70
53rd
36
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $87
Samples 27k
57
97th
75.2
99th
82.2
51 - 103
93rd
4TB
96th
136
93rd
0.46
97th
48
93rd
$87
43rd
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.6k
56
96th
54.7
16 - 75
75th
1TB
81st
75.4
59th
0.01
62nd
73
3rd
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $70
Samples 79k
56
96th
17.4
53rd
60.9
38 - 77
82nd
1TB
81st
86.8
71st
0.53
97th
118
0th
$70
53rd
39
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $90
Samples 5.3k
56
96th
39.6
76th
89
57 - 114
96th
2TB
89th
155
98th
0.05
81st
92
1st
$90
41st
40
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $79
Samples 23k
56
96th
32.8
71st
64.8
41 - 85
83rd
2TB
89th
110
83rd
0.26
95th
85
2nd
$79
49th
41
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $226
Samples 1.9k
56
96th
25.9
63rd
73.4
48 - 90
88th
4TB
96th
125
88th
0.02
71st
81
2nd
$226
9th
42
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $96
Samples 29k
56
96th
42.6
79th
67.7
44 - 88
85th
3TB
93rd
113
84th
0.22
94th
85
2nd
$96
37th
43
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $67
Samples 6k
56
96th
39.2
76th
65.5
44 - 85
84th
2TB
89th
114
85th
0.06
84th
61
89th
$67
57th
44
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $172
Samples 1.5k
56
96th
62.5
94th
89.8
61 - 112
97th
6TB
98th
154
97th
0.02
71st
46
94th
$172
16th
45
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $250
Samples 67
56
96th
65.3
96th
81.6
27 - 117
93rd
10TB
100th
136
93rd
0
41st
35
97th
$250
7th
46
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $110
Samples 3.9k
55
95th
83.1
99th
91.4
60 - 111
98th
5TB
97th
153
97th
0.05
84th
46
94th
$110
31st
47
Compare Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) $78
Samples 30k
55
95th
79.7
99th
77.2
50 - 97
90th
4TB
96th
111
84th
0.21
94th
78
2nd
$78
50th
48
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $98
Samples 54k
55
95th
38.8
75th
63.3
40 - 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
106
82nd
0.32
95th
100
1st
$98
37th
49
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $46
Samples 20k
55
95th
30
67th
68.4
46 - 88
86th
1TB
81st
116
85th
0.22
94th
51
92nd
$46
74th
50
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $300
Samples 2.7k
55
95th
40.1
77th
100
61 - 122
99th
6TB
98th
177
99th
0.03
71st
32
97th
$300
3rd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $198Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $269Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $102
Intel Core i5-9600K $219AMD RX 5700 XT $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $695SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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