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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(36.5)
Avg. bench(44.8)
Capacity(966)
Write(76.3)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(56)
Price(109)
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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 135k
105
100th
59.7
78th
93.6
59 ↔ 115
98th
1TB
82nd
147
95th
3.22
100th
27
97th
$45
81st
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85
Samples 25k
84
100th
98.5
99th
97.3
59 ↔ 116
99th
3TB
93rd
140
94th
0.49
97th
27
97th
$85
48th
3
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45
Samples 766k
82
100th
52.3
72nd
81.7
44 ↔ 108
93rd
1TB
82nd
139
93rd
11.6
100th
78
2nd
$45
82nd
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60
Samples 107k
80
100th
93.4
98th
97.7
55 ↔ 116
99th
2TB
90th
142
94th
2.77
99th
27
97th
$60
67th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $40
Samples 491k
76
100th
61.2
79th
85.3
29 ↔ 113
95th
1TB
82nd
131
91st
6.32
100th
85
1st
$40
85th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $60
Samples 78k
74
99th
39.5
63rd
82.6
55 ↔ 108
93rd
1TB
82nd
139
93rd
0.98
99th
62
4th
$60
68th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $90
Samples 10k
72
99th
110
100th
86.1
55 ↔ 106
96th
4TB
96th
131
91st
0.14
91st
27
97th
$90
44th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $119
Samples 36k
71
99th
41.1
64th
85.4
58 ↔ 109
95th
2TB
90th
153
97th
0.53
97th
62
4th
$119
31st
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 2.1k
68
99th
95.5
66 ↔ 121
99th
6TB
98th
201
100th
0.03
75th
42
93rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $86
Samples 87k
67
99th
89.3
96th
89.2
57 ↔ 113
97th
3TB
93rd
132
91st
0.91
98th
87
1st
$86
47th
11
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2.5k
65
99th
95
68 ↔ 117
99th
1TB
82nd
160
98th
0.03
75th
80
1st
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $83
Samples 11k
65
99th
95.5
99th
91.7
61 ↔ 111
98th
3TB
93rd
161
98th
0.31
95th
38
95th
$83
50th
13
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $110
Samples 30k
63
99th
43.3
66th
82.9
46 ↔ 111
94th
2TB
90th
136
92nd
0.4
96th
64
3rd
$110
34th
14
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $60
Samples 14k
63
99th
89.9
97th
93.9
62 ↔ 112
99th
2TB
90th
166
99th
0.42
97th
38
95th
$60
67th
15
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $70
Samples 14k
63
99th
34.1
59th
83.1
46 ↔ 111
94th
1TB
82nd
147
95th
0.3
95th
27
97th
$70
59th
16
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $80
Samples 30k
63
99th
62.6
80th
87.3
55 ↔ 111
96th
2TB
90th
148
96th
0.56
97th
27
97th
$80
51st
17
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $55
Samples 36k
62
98th
42.5
65th
81.4
44 ↔ 109
93rd
1TB
82nd
142
94th
0.5
97th
64
3rd
$55
72nd
18
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $130
Samples 2.9k
62
98th
75.4
90th
85.4
56 ↔ 106
95th
4TB
96th
146
95th
0.05
80th
49
92nd
$130
27th
19
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $90
Samples 23k
62
98th
80.7
92nd
84.4
52 ↔ 107
94th
3TB
93rd
150
97th
0.42
97th
71
2nd
$90
43rd
20
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $69
Samples 266k
62
98th
73.3
87th
88.1
48 ↔ 114
97th
2TB
90th
133
91st
3.33
100th
87
1st
$69
60th
21
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $208
Samples 2.4k
61
98th
38.4
62nd
69.6
43 ↔ 90
87th
4TB
96th
124
88th
0.03
75th
60
15th
$208
13th
22
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $100
Samples 3.8k
61
98th
101
99th
88.1
61 ↔ 106
97th
4TB
96th
151
97th
0.07
85th
38
95th
$100
37th
23
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $70
Samples 23k
60
98th
19.8
46th
48.4
23 ↔ 64
66th
1TB
82nd
88.5
72nd
0.32
96th
69
3rd
$70
58th
24
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $62
Samples 91k
60
98th
79.6
91st
85.8
47 ↔ 109
95th
2TB
90th
153
97th
1.41
99th
71
2nd
$62
64th
25
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $335
Samples 171
60
98th
28.9
54th
84.4
61 ↔ 100
94th
4TB
96th
140
94th
0
42nd
53
89th
$335
3rd
26
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 7k
60
98th
72.4
42 ↔ 95
88th
4TB
96th
113
84th
0.08
87th
64
3rd
27
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $42
Samples 204k
60
98th
53
73rd
77.5
33 ↔ 106
91st
1TB
82nd
137
93rd
3.32
100th
71
2nd
$42
83rd
28
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $44
Samples 37k
60
98th
56.1
76th
85.8
47 ↔ 109
95th
1TB
82nd
148
96th
0.95
98th
38
95th
$44
82nd
29
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $298
Samples 3.6k
60
98th
37.3
61st
96.9
66 ↔ 115
99th
4TB
96th
173
99th
0.07
85th
30
96th
$298
5th
30
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $55
Samples 50k
58
97th
73.3
87th
70.2
45 ↔ 88
88th
2TB
90th
117
86th
0.92
98th
40
94th
$55
71st
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $120
Samples 1.5k
58
97th
85.9
95th
89.8
58 ↔ 108
97th
4TB
96th
154
98th
0.04
79th
27
97th
$120
31st
32
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $78
Samples 102k
57
97th
20.3
46th
55.2
32 ↔ 75
75th
1TB
82nd
93
75th
0.92
98th
106
0th
$78
53rd
33
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $115
Samples 9.4k
57
97th
75.3
89th
75.4
48 ↔ 99
90th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.17
92nd
63
3rd
$115
33rd
34
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $84
Samples 17k
57
97th
75.1
89th
73
45 ↔ 97
89th
3TB
93rd
121
88th
0.25
94th
40
94th
$84
49th
35
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $79
Samples 15k
57
97th
120
100th
82.3
51 ↔ 102
93rd
4TB
96th
136
92nd
0.34
96th
40
94th
$79
52nd
36
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $29
Samples 1.6k
57
97th
41.8
64th
84.4
36 ↔ 114
94th
500GB
61st
130
91st
0.05
80th
29
96th
$29
94th
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.3k
56
96th
59.9
27 ↔ 78
81st
1TB
82nd
79.9
63rd
0.01
62nd
65
3rd
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Samples 54k
56
96th
59.7
36 ↔ 77
81st
1TB
82nd
81.8
65th
0.59
97th
110
0th
39
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $100
Samples 21k
56
96th
58.1
77th
67.3
43 ↔ 89
86th
3TB
93rd
113
84th
0.23
94th
77
2nd
$100
38th
40
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $72
Samples 3.8k
56
96th
52.2
72nd
65.4
39 ↔ 85
84th
2TB
90th
113
84th
0.06
84th
53
89th
$72
56th
41
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $75
Samples 3.8k
56
96th
65.9
82nd
86.1
45 ↔ 114
96th
2TB
90th
150
97th
0.06
84th
84
1st
$75
54th
42
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $44
Samples 12k
56
96th
43.9
66th
67.3
44 ↔ 88
86th
1TB
82nd
115
86th
0.22
93rd
43
93rd
$44
82nd
43
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $285
Samples 1.4k
56
96th
29.9
55th
74.1
52 ↔ 92
89th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.02
70th
73
2nd
$285
6th
44
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $80
Samples 17k
55
96th
48.2
69th
67.1
41 ↔ 89
85th
2TB
90th
114
85th
0.25
94th
77
2nd
$80
51st
45
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $90
Samples 39k
55
96th
59.4
78th
62.1
39 ↔ 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
106
82nd
0.36
96th
92
1st
$90
44th
46
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $141
Samples 2.3k
55
96th
94.5
98th
92.6
64 ↔ 112
98th
5TB
97th
154
98th
0.06
84th
38
95th
$141
25th
47
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $150
Samples 973
55
96th
101
99th
88
54 ↔ 111
97th
6TB
98th
150
97th
0.03
75th
38
95th
$150
22nd
48
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $289
Samples 84
55
96th
84.5
94th
85.1
45 ↔ 115
95th
10TB
100th
147
95th
0
42nd
27
97th
$289
6th
49
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $200
Samples 1.8k
55
96th
89.3
96th
104
72 ↔ 122
100th
6TB
98th
185
99th
0.04
79th
24
98th
$200
13th
50
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010)
Samples 4.1k
54
95th
55.2
35 ↔ 74
75th
1TB
82nd
94.3
76th
0.05
79th
106
0th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $325Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i5-8600K $243Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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