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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(50.2)
Value(20.9)
Avg. bench(44)
Capacity(990)
Write(74.1)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(97)
Price(98.8)
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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)
Samples 1M
68
100th
92.8
60 - 115
99th
1TB
81st
144
96th
6.34
100th
68
97th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40
Samples 3M
63
100th
42.1
80th
84.2
53 - 110
95th
1TB
81st
139
94th
11.9
100th
119
2nd
$40
81st
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 103k
60
100th
93.3
62 - 115
99th
3TB
93rd
131
91st
0.37
97th
68
97th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $145
Samples 504k
60
100th
25
65th
90.5
56 - 114
98th
2TB
89th
132
92nd
1.69
99th
68
97th
$145
20th
5
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013)
Samples 244k
58
100th
83.7
55 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
138
94th
0.72
98th
103
4th
6
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $38
Samples 1.4M
58
100th
46.5
84th
88.2
50 - 114
97th
1TB
81st
133
92nd
4.67
100th
126
1st
$38
85th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $200
Samples 34k
57
99th
33
72nd
82.6
53 - 104
93rd
4TB
96th
125
90th
0.11
91st
68
97th
$200
12th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $80
Samples 129k
57
99th
44
82nd
87.8
56 - 113
97th
2TB
89th
161
99th
0.52
98th
103
4th
$80
48th
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $283
Samples 5.1k
56
99th
38.8
77th
91.6
61 - 117
98th
6TB
98th
199
100th
0.02
72nd
83
93rd
$283
5th
10
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 7.8k
55
99th
95.1
70 - 118
99th
1TB
81st
161
99th
0.01
78th
121
1st
11
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)
Samples 129k
55
99th
84.4
56 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
136
93rd
0.43
97th
68
97th
12
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $73
Samples 208k
55
99th
73.7
97th
89.6
58 - 114
97th
3TB
93rd
127
90th
0.62
98th
128
1st
$73
52nd
13
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB
Samples 9.9k
54
99th
82.4
56 - 104
93rd
4TB
96th
141
95th
0.03
82nd
90
92nd
14
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
Samples 90k
54
99th
84.3
53 - 108
95th
3TB
93rd
147
97th
0.33
96th
112
2nd
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB
Samples 98k
54
99th
85.8
52 - 113
96th
1TB
81st
138
94th
0.32
96th
105
3rd
16
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB
Samples 743k
54
99th
88.9
51 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
130
91st
2.32
99th
128
1st
17
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $108
Samples 92k
54
99th
31.7
71st
85.6
53 - 110
96th
2TB
89th
134
92nd
0.27
94th
105
3rd
$108
31st
18
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $118
Samples 72k
54
99th
43.4
82nd
85.5
58 - 108
96th
3TB
93rd
149
97th
0.35
97th
79
94th
$118
28th
19
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $76
Samples 93k
54
99th
47
84th
89.2
59 - 109
97th
2TB
89th
156
98th
0.52
98th
79
94th
$76
50th
20
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $57
Samples 290k
54
99th
29.5
68th
84
53 - 106
94th
1TB
81st
145
96th
1.66
99th
79
94th
$57
63rd
21
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 21k
53
98th
72.4
45 - 94
88th
4TB
96th
108
83rd
0.06
86th
105
3rd
22
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB
Samples 8.2k
53
98th
72.5
49 - 91
89th
4TB
96th
127
90th
0.04
82nd
101
15th
23
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB
Samples 22k
53
98th
84.8
55 - 104
95th
4TB
96th
145
96th
0.13
92nd
79
94th
24
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $90
Samples 59k
53
98th
10.6
48th
47.7
18 - 64
66th
1TB
81st
83.2
68th
0.18
93rd
110
3rd
$90
41st
25
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016)
Samples 23k
53
98th
91.7
62 - 110
99th
4TB
96th
157
98th
0.19
94th
68
97th
26
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013)
Samples 49k
53
98th
75.7
48 - 100
90th
4TB
96th
125
90th
0.21
95th
104
3rd
27
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $329
Samples 646
53
98th
20.4
60th
83.9
57 - 101
94th
4TB
96th
140
95th
0.01
64th
94
89th
$329
3rd
28
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $120
Samples 123k
53
98th
52.8
89th
79.1
49 - 101
92nd
4TB
96th
130
91st
0.71
98th
81
93rd
$120
27th
29
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $275
Samples 1.1k
53
98th
98.2
99th
113
73 - 138
100th
12TB
100th
198
100th
0.01
64th
53+
99th
$275
5th
30
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)
Samples 586k
53
98th
85.1
53 - 105
95th
2TB
89th
141
95th
5.64
100th
49+
100th
31
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $40
Samples 739k
53
98th
41.5
79th
82.9
49 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
141
95th
3.12
100th
112
2nd
$40
81st
32
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $40
Samples 307k
53
98th
88.2
98th
88.2
59 - 108
97th
2TB
89th
156
98th
1.3
99th
112
2nd
$40
81st
33
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 63k
53
98th
80.1
44 - 111
92nd
1TB
81st
135
93rd
0.2
93rd
68
97th
34
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016)
Samples 9.3k
53
98th
91.9
62 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
165
99th
0.04
82nd
71
95th
35
Compare HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
Samples 573k
52
97th
60.5
38 - 75
81st
1TB
81st
104
82nd
1.5
99th
101+
17th
36
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 12k
52
97th
87.1
61 - 109
96th
5TB
97th
146
96th
0.04
82nd
79
94th
37
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $339
Samples 6k
52
97th
35.1
74th
99.2
69 - 121
100th
6TB
98th
176
99th
0.03
72nd
65
97th
$339
3rd
38
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $135
Samples 17k
52
97th
19.8
59th
66.8
39 - 87
85th
2TB
89th
116
86th
0.08
88th
94
89th
$135
23rd
39
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $20
Samples 518k
52
97th
28
68th
57.3
27 - 77
78th
500GB
61st
98
78th
2.05
99th
101+
10th
$20
99th
40
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $120
Samples 151k
52
97th
10
46th
60.2
39 - 76
81st
1TB
81st
86.8
71st
0.29
96th
151
0th
$120
27th
41
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012)
Samples 58k
52
97th
66.9
47 - 85
85th
2TB
89th
113
85th
0.23
94th
118
2nd
42
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB
Samples 11k
52
97th
89
55 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
152
97th
0.05
82nd
125
1st
43
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $100
Samples 68k
52
97th
42.1
80th
70.1
43 - 95
88th
3TB
93rd
115
85th
0.24
94th
81
93rd
$100
34th
44
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $284
Samples 343
52
97th
49
86th
69.5
30 - 103
87th
10TB
100th
123
89th
0
44th
68
97th
$284
5th
45
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $87
Samples 192k
52
97th
23.6
63rd
51.3
33 - 69
72nd
2TB
89th
85.6
71st
0.41
97th
133
1st
$87
43rd
46
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012)
Samples 3.8k
52
97th
73.7
49 - 92
89th
4TB
96th
123
89th
0.01
64th
114
2nd
47
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $108
Samples 249k
52
97th
10.4
47th
56.1
38 - 74
77th
1TB
81st
93.5
75th
0.53
98th
147
0th
$108
31st
48
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011)
Samples 103k
52
97th
62.7
41 - 84
83rd
3TB
93rd
103
81st
0.28
95th
133
1st
49
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $69
Samples 71k
52
97th
58
92nd
66.6
43 - 87
85th
3TB
93rd
110
84th
0.23
92nd
118
2nd
$69
54th
50
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015)
Samples 251k
52
97th
65.2
42 - 84
84th
2TB
89th
109
83rd
0.84
98th
81
93rd
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $72SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $470SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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