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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(50.8)
Value(21.9)
Avg. bench(44.3)
Capacity(990)
Write(75)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(72)
Price(95.9)
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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) $37
Samples 426k
110
100th
49.4
86th
91.3
54 - 115
98th
1TB
81st
142
95th
4.43
100th
43
97th
$37
85th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40
Samples 1.6M
88
100th
41.4
80th
82.2
51 - 108
93rd
1TB
81st
139
94th
11.5
100th
94
2nd
$40
82nd
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 55k
83
100th
95.3
60 - 114
99th
3TB
93rd
135
92nd
0.42
96th
43
97th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $70
Samples 297k
82
100th
53.8
90th
94.5
64 - 115
99th
2TB
89th
137
93rd
1.91
99th
43
97th
$70
53rd
5
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $70
Samples 141k
77
100th
23.5
60th
82.2
55 - 107
93rd
1TB
81st
138
93rd
0.86
97th
78
4th
$70
54th
6
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $37
Samples 890k
77
100th
47
85th
87
51 - 114
96th
1TB
81st
133
91st
6.25
100th
101
1st
$37
85th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $110
Samples 18k
73
99th
61.9
95th
85.1
54 - 106
95th
4TB
96th
129
90th
0.11
89th
43
97th
$110
31st
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $105
Samples 67k
71
99th
32.5
71st
85.4
56 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
154
97th
0.47
96th
78
4th
$105
32nd
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $250
Samples 3.4k
69
99th
44.7
83rd
93.2
64 - 120
99th
6TB
98th
195
100th
0.02
60th
58
93rd
$250
8th
10
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $80
Samples 66k
68
99th
42.5
81st
85
54 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
143
95th
0.44
96th
43
97th
$80
47th
11
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $65
Samples 131k
68
99th
84.4
100th
91.4
58 - 113
98th
3TB
93rd
132
91st
0.7
98th
103
1st
$65
58th
12
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 4.1k
66
99th
96.3
73 - 118
99th
1TB
81st
163
98th
0.01
60th
96
1st
13
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $123
Samples 32k
65
99th
42.6
81st
87.5
58 - 109
96th
3TB
93rd
152
97th
0.2
94th
54
94th
$123
28th
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $130
Samples 56k
65
99th
25.6
62nd
83.5
51 - 111
94th
2TB
89th
138
93rd
0.34
95th
80
3rd
$130
25th
15
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $118
Samples 9.3k
63
99th
59.3
93rd
87.3
58 - 106
96th
4TB
96th
149
97th
0.1
89th
54
94th
$118
29th
16
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $71
Samples 32k
63
99th
22.4
59th
79.6
38 - 111
92nd
1TB
81st
144
95th
0.29
95th
43
97th
$71
53rd
17
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $137
Samples 41k
63
99th
26.6
63rd
90.9
61 - 110
98th
2TB
89th
159
98th
0.4
96th
54
94th
$137
24th
18
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $114
Samples 67k
63
99th
14.4
49th
81.8
44 - 112
93rd
1TB
81st
142
95th
0.48
96th
80
3rd
$114
30th
19
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
Samples 53k
63
99th
85.2
54 - 107
95th
3TB
93rd
149
97th
0.27
94th
87
2nd
20
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $56
Samples 470k
62
98th
63.7
96th
89.1
57 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
133
91st
3.2
100th
103
1st
$56
65th
21
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $145
Samples 5.7k
62
98th
45.9
84th
83.1
55 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
144
95th
0.03
75th
65
92nd
$145
21st
22
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $220
Samples 4.6k
61
98th
26.6
63rd
73.1
49 - 91
89th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.03
69th
76
15th
$220
11th
23
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $280
Samples 6.8k
61
98th
26.8
64th
93.8
65 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
169
99th
0.02
79th
46
95th
$280
6th
24
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 12k
61
98th
73
43 - 96
89th
4TB
96th
108
83rd
0.06
84th
80
3rd
25
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $70
Samples 169k
61
98th
48.4
86th
84.7
47 - 109
94th
2TB
89th
151
97th
1.27
99th
87
2nd
$70
54th
26
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $60
Samples 47k
61
98th
16.2
52nd
48.8
27 - 64
68th
1TB
81st
89.6
73rd
0.27
94th
85
3rd
$60
62nd
27
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB
Samples 122k
60
97th
85.4
48 - 108
95th
1TB
81st
149
97th
1.36
99th
54
94th
28
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $449
Samples 355
60
97th
14.9
50th
83.7
57 - 102
94th
4TB
96th
139
94th
0.01
60th
69
89th
$449
1st
29
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $64
Samples 126k
59
97th
42.3
81st
67.6
43 - 86
86th
2TB
89th
115
85th
0.89
98th
56
93rd
$64
59th
30
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $37
Samples 438k
59
97th
43
82nd
79.6
39 - 106
92nd
1TB
81st
139
94th
3.38
100th
87
2nd
$37
85th
31
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $77
Samples 34k
58
97th
56.6
92nd
72.5
45 - 96
88th
3TB
93rd
121
88th
0.3
94th
56
93rd
$77
50th
32
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $88
Samples 49k
58
97th
75.9
99th
83
55 - 103
94th
4TB
96th
138
93rd
0.45
96th
56
93rd
$88
43rd
33
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $23
Samples 4.1k
58
97th
37.5
75th
86
27 - 116
95th
500GB
61st
131
91st
0.1
86th
45
95th
$23
98th
34
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $100
Samples 4.6k
58
97th
73.8
98th
92.2
60 - 109
98th
4TB
96th
157
98th
0.07
84th
43
97th
$100
35th
35
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $65
Samples 168k
58
97th
17.3
53rd
56.3
35 - 75
77th
1TB
81st
96.7
77th
0.66
98th
122
0th
$65
58th
36
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $102
Samples 22k
58
97th
60.1
94th
76.5
46 - 101
90th
4TB
96th
129
90th
0.23
93rd
79
3rd
$102
34th
37
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $80
Samples 88k
57
96th
15.1
50th
60.6
37 - 77
81st
1TB
81st
83.1
67th
0.52
96th
126
0th
$80
47th
38
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $172
Samples 2.4k
57
96th
61.9
95th
88.9
57 - 112
97th
6TB
98th
148
96th
0.03
75th
54
94th
$172
16th
39
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 2k
56
96th
55.1
14 - 75
76th
1TB
81st
75.5
59th
0.01
60th
81
3rd
40
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $50
Samples 26k
56
96th
26.8
64th
67
40 - 88
85th
1TB
81st
115
85th
0.2
94th
59
92nd
$50
70th
41
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $250
Samples 2.5k
56
96th
23.8
60th
74.2
49 - 90
89th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.01
60th
89
2nd
$250
8th
42
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $55
Samples 85k
56
96th
66.3
97th
91.1
59 - 110
98th
2TB
89th
148
96th
1.91
99th
24+
100th
$55
66th
43
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 5.7k
56
96th
90
64 - 111
97th
5TB
97th
150
97th
0.04
79th
54
94th
44
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $206
Samples 109
56
96th
70.7
97th
72.8
46 - 109
89th
10TB
100th
123
88th
0
39th
43
97th
$206
12th
45
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $340
Samples 353
56
96th
80.5
99th
114
83 - 139
100th
12TB
100th
202
100th
0
39th
28+
99th
$340
2nd
46
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $80
Samples 33k
56
96th
33.5
72nd
67
43 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
113
84th
0.18
93rd
93
2nd
$80
47th
47
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $97
Samples 39k
56
96th
41.8
81st
67.4
46 - 88
86th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.23
93rd
93
2nd
$97
37th
48
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $68
Samples 8.6k
56
96th
37.6
75th
63.9
42 - 85
83rd
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.11
84th
69
89th
$68
56th
49
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $90
Samples 6.7k
56
96th
38.5
77th
86.5
50 - 112
96th
2TB
89th
151
97th
0.06
79th
100
1st
$90
41st
50
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $195
Samples 3.4k
55
95th
61.2
94th
99.3
68 - 121
100th
6TB
98th
175
99th
0.01
69th
40
97th
$195
14th
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