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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(50.7)
Value(35.8)
Avg. bench(44.7)
Capacity(966)
Write(75.9)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(58)
Price(104)
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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) $45
Samples 152k
105
100th
60.8
80th
95.3
64 ↔ 115
99th
1TB
82nd
148
96th
3.57
100th
28
97th
$45
80th
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85
Samples 25k
84
100th
99.6
100th
98.3
70 ↔ 116
99th
3TB
93rd
140
93rd
0.41
97th
28
97th
$85
48th
3
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45
Samples 872k
82
100th
52.8
72nd
82.5
51 ↔ 108
93rd
1TB
82nd
140
93rd
11.3
100th
79
2nd
$45
80th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59
Samples 128k
80
100th
96.4
99th
98.8
61 ↔ 117
99th
2TB
90th
142
94th
2.84
99th
28
97th
$59
68th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $40
Samples 537k
76
100th
61.5
80th
85.8
45 ↔ 114
95th
1TB
82nd
132
91st
6
100th
86
1st
$40
84th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $70
Samples 82k
74
99th
33.7
59th
82.1
51 ↔ 107
93rd
1TB
82nd
139
93rd
0.93
98th
63
4th
$70
59th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $125
Samples 10k
72
99th
79.7
92nd
86.7
57 ↔ 106
96th
4TB
96th
131
91st
0.11
88th
28
97th
$125
29th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $115
Samples 38k
70
99th
43.8
66th
87.8
57 ↔ 112
96th
2TB
90th
158
98th
0.55
97th
63
4th
$115
34th
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 2.3k
68
99th
96.9
67 ↔ 122
99th
6TB
98th
201
100th
0.02
68th
43
93rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $97
Samples 80k
67
99th
79.8
92nd
89.9
57 ↔ 113
97th
3TB
93rd
131
91st
0.86
98th
88
1st
$97
40th
11
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2.4k
65
99th
94.4
67 ↔ 117
99th
1TB
82nd
160
98th
0.03
74th
81
1st
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $83
Samples 14k
65
99th
95.7
99th
91.9
59 ↔ 111
98th
3TB
93rd
159
98th
0.28
94th
39
95th
$83
50th
13
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $95
Samples 33k
63
99th
52.1
72nd
86.2
54 ↔ 111
95th
2TB
90th
146
95th
0.58
97th
28
97th
$95
41st
14
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $77
Samples 18k
63
99th
68.9
85th
92.3
59 ↔ 111
98th
2TB
90th
163
99th
0.41
96th
39
95th
$77
54th
15
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $68
Samples 18k
63
99th
34.8
60th
82.5
45 ↔ 110
93rd
1TB
82nd
147
96th
0.28
95th
28
97th
$68
61st
16
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $55
Samples 38k
63
99th
42.8
65th
81.9
40 ↔ 111
93rd
1TB
82nd
142
94th
0.48
97th
65
3rd
$55
71st
17
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $110
Samples 33k
63
99th
43.8
66th
83.9
48 ↔ 112
94th
2TB
90th
137
93rd
0.34
96th
65
3rd
$110
35th
18
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $110
Samples 34k
62
98th
66.4
83rd
84.8
54 ↔ 108
95th
3TB
93rd
148
96th
0.42
97th
72
2nd
$110
35th
19
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $69
Samples 293k
62
98th
72.9
88th
87.7
49 ↔ 114
96th
2TB
90th
132
91st
3.14
100th
88
1st
$69
60th
20
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $119
Samples 3.4k
62
98th
82.3
94th
85.4
56 ↔ 105
95th
4TB
96th
145
95th
0.04
79th
50
92nd
$119
32nd
21
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB
Samples 2.5k
61
98th
70.8
47 ↔ 91
88th
4TB
96th
125
89th
0.03
74th
61
15th
22
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $119
Samples 4k
61
98th
85.1
95th
88.2
60 ↔ 106
96th
4TB
96th
150
97th
0.07
84th
39
95th
$119
32nd
23
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $46
Samples 42k
61
98th
53.9
73rd
86.4
51 ↔ 108
95th
1TB
82nd
151
97th
1.18
99th
39
95th
$46
78th
24
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $293
Samples 3.4k
60
98th
37.4
62nd
95.3
67 ↔ 114
99th
4TB
96th
172
99th
0.06
83rd
31
96th
$293
5th
25
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $40
Samples 235k
60
98th
56.8
77th
79.2
38 ↔ 107
92nd
1TB
82nd
138
93rd
3.2
100th
72
2nd
$40
84th
26
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $65
Samples 96k
60
98th
76.5
90th
86.4
50 ↔ 109
95th
2TB
90th
156
98th
1.38
99th
72
2nd
$65
63rd
27
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 185
60
98th
83.8
57 ↔ 102
94th
4TB
96th
139
93rd
0
38th
54
89th
28
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $65
Samples 26k
60
98th
22.1
48th
49.9
24 ↔ 64
69th
1TB
82nd
90.4
73rd
0.31
95th
70
3rd
$65
63rd
29
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 8.1k
60
98th
72.2
45 ↔ 94
88th
4TB
96th
113
85th
0.06
83rd
65
3rd
30
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $55
Samples 57k
59
97th
71.8
87th
68.8
45 ↔ 87
87th
2TB
90th
114
85th
0.91
98th
41
94th
$55
71st
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $110
Samples 1.9k
58
97th
92.9
98th
89
56 ↔ 107
97th
4TB
96th
153
97th
0.04
79th
28
97th
$110
35th
32
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $29
Samples 1.8k
57
97th
42.9
66th
86.7
37 ↔ 116
96th
500GB
62nd
130
91st
0.07
84th
30
96th
$29
94th
33
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $119
Samples 11k
57
97th
71.8
87th
74.4
43 ↔ 99
89th
4TB
96th
123
88th
0.16
91st
64
3rd
$119
32nd
34
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $90
Samples 15k
57
97th
103
100th
80.9
50 ↔ 101
92nd
4TB
96th
135
92nd
0.36
96th
41
94th
$90
44th
35
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $80
Samples 18k
57
97th
79.4
92nd
73.8
45 ↔ 99
89th
3TB
93rd
123
88th
0.28
94th
41
94th
$80
52nd
36
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $77
Samples 108k
57
97th
20.8
47th
55.7
36 ↔ 75
76th
1TB
82nd
94
75th
0.81
98th
107
0th
$77
54th
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.4k
56
96th
58.9
26 ↔ 77
80th
1TB
82nd
79.6
63rd
0.01
60th
66
3rd
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $70
Samples 63k
56
96th
24.5
50th
59.8
33 ↔ 75
81st
1TB
82nd
82.8
66th
0.49
97th
111
0th
$70
59th
39
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $98
Samples 22k
56
96th
59.9
79th
67.8
42 ↔ 91
86th
3TB
93rd
113
85th
0.28
94th
78
2nd
$98
40th
40
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB
Samples 4k
56
96th
88.4
52 ↔ 114
97th
2TB
90th
151
97th
0.06
84th
85
1st
41
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $72
Samples 4k
56
96th
51.2
71st
64.2
41 ↔ 85
84th
2TB
90th
111
84th
0.05
79th
54
89th
$72
57th
42
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $299
Samples 1.5k
56
96th
28
53rd
73.1
47 ↔ 92
89th
4TB
96th
125
89th
0.01
60th
74
2nd
$299
5th
43
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $139
Samples 2.7k
55
96th
93.1
98th
90.2
63 ↔ 110
97th
5TB
97th
151
97th
0.05
79th
39
95th
$139
26th
44
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $200
Samples 2.1k
55
96th
89.4
97th
104
72 ↔ 122
100th
6TB
98th
184
99th
0.03
79th
25
98th
$200
13th
45
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $180
Samples 1k
55
96th
86.2
96th
90.2
59 ↔ 113
97th
6TB
98th
152
97th
0.02
68th
39
95th
$180
17th
46
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $289
Samples 55
55
96th
80.9
93rd
81.5
42 ↔ 115
93rd
10TB
100th
142
94th
0
38th
28
97th
$289
6th
47
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $162
Samples 42k
55
96th
33.1
58th
62.1
40 ↔ 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
106
82nd
0.31
95th
93
1st
$162
20th
48
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $80
Samples 21k
55
96th
47.3
69th
65.9
41 ↔ 86
85th
2TB
90th
110
84th
0.25
94th
78
2nd
$80
51st
49
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010)
Samples 4.2k
54
95th
55.8
33 ↔ 75
77th
1TB
82nd
94.7
76th
0.04
79th
107
0th
50
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" (32GB NAND) 1TB $65
Samples 215
54
95th
24.7
50th
55.7
40 ↔ 67
76th
1TB
82nd
95.6
76th
0
38th
35
95th
$65
63rd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $363Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $149Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $90
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $115SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $780SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $125SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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