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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(50.9)
Value(20.9)
Avg. bench(44.2)
Capacity(990)
Write(74.9)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(75)
Price(91.9)
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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) $42
Samples 508k
109
100th
43.6
82nd
91.6
54 - 115
98th
1TB
81st
144
95th
5.09
100th
46
97th
$42
79th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40
Samples 1.8M
90
100th
41.5
80th
83
54 - 108
93rd
1TB
81st
141
94th
11.8
100th
97
2nd
$40
82nd
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 54k
85
100th
93.7
59 - 114
99th
3TB
93rd
135
92nd
0.38
96th
46
97th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80
Samples 296k
81
100th
46.4
85th
92.8
60 - 115
98th
2TB
89th
134
92nd
1.76
99th
46
97th
$80
48th
5
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $61
Samples 154k
78
100th
27
66th
82.7
52 - 107
93rd
1TB
81st
138
93rd
0.76
98th
81
4th
$61
60th
6
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46
Samples 965k
78
100th
38.3
77th
88.1
48 - 115
96th
1TB
81st
133
91st
5.12
100th
104
1st
$46
74th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $200
Samples 17k
73
99th
33.9
73rd
84.7
52 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
129
90th
0.1
89th
46
97th
$200
13th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $113
Samples 81k
72
99th
31.3
70th
88.3
62 - 113
97th
2TB
89th
161
98th
0.48
97th
81
4th
$113
30th
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $225
Samples 3.5k
69
99th
50.4
89th
94.5
63 - 121
99th
6TB
98th
198
100th
0.01
85th
61
93rd
$225
10th
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $115
Samples 149k
68
99th
46.6
85th
89.3
55 - 113
97th
3TB
93rd
128
90th
0.65
98th
106
1st
$115
30th
11
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)
Samples 72k
68
99th
83.8
51 - 109
94th
2TB
89th
139
94th
0.44
97th
46
97th
12
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 4.8k
67
99th
96.6
71 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
163
98th
0.02
71st
99
1st
13
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $130
Samples 59k
65
99th
25.7
64th
84
49 - 112
94th
2TB
89th
133
91st
0.23
94th
83
3rd
$130
25th
14
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $169
Samples 35k
65
99th
31.1
70th
87.7
59 - 108
96th
3TB
93rd
153
97th
0.3
96th
57
94th
$169
16th
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $129
Samples 67k
64
99th
13
47th
83.9
47 - 113
94th
1TB
81st
142
95th
0.38
96th
83
3rd
$129
26th
16
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $182
Samples 61k
63
98th
28.1
67th
85.3
52 - 108
95th
3TB
93rd
149
97th
0.29
95th
90
2nd
$182
15th
17
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB
Samples 47k
63
98th
91
61 - 110
98th
2TB
89th
160
98th
0.44
97th
57
94th
18
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $165
Samples 6.3k
63
98th
40.9
80th
84.4
58 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
146
96th
0.03
76th
68
92nd
$165
17th
19
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $70
Samples 525k
63
98th
51.1
89th
89.4
58 - 115
97th
2TB
89th
132
91st
2.65
99th
106
1st
$70
54th
20
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $102
Samples 11k
63
98th
68.3
98th
86.7
60 - 106
96th
4TB
96th
149
97th
0.09
87th
57
94th
$102
34th
21
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 34k
62
98th
81.1
45 - 111
93rd
1TB
81st
142
95th
0.22
94th
46
97th
22
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB
Samples 135k
62
98th
85.9
50 - 108
95th
1TB
81st
147
96th
1.5
99th
57
94th
23
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $70
Samples 46k
61
98th
14
49th
48.9
20 - 65
68th
1TB
81st
88.6
72nd
0.22
94th
88
3rd
$70
54th
24
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $218
Samples 5.1k
61
98th
26.9
65th
73.4
50 - 92
88th
4TB
96th
129
90th
0.02
63rd
79
15th
$218
11th
25
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB $160
Samples 12k
61
98th
35.6
74th
71.3
42 - 94
88th
4TB
96th
111
84th
0.06
85th
83
3rd
$160
17th
26
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $111
Samples 202k
61
98th
30.5
69th
84.4
49 - 108
94th
2TB
89th
150
97th
1.15
99th
90
2nd
$111
31st
27
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $280
Samples 8.1k
61
98th
26.7
65th
93.5
64 - 115
99th
4TB
96th
169
99th
0.05
76th
49
95th
$280
6th
28
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $453
Samples 398
60
97th
14.8
51st
84.1
57 - 102
94th
4TB
96th
140
94th
0.01
63rd
72
89th
$453
1st
29
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $130
Samples 30k
59
97th
46.7
85th
75.9
45 - 101
90th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.17
92nd
82
3rd
$130
26th
30
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $105
Samples 7.6k
59
97th
70.9
98th
93
64 - 109
99th
4TB
96th
159
98th
0.11
90th
46
97th
$105
32nd
31
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $35
Samples 473k
59
97th
46.1
85th
80.6
45 - 106
92nd
1TB
81st
141
94th
3.24
100th
90
2nd
$35
87th
32
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $46
Samples 145k
59
97th
57.6
93rd
66.1
44 - 85
85th
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.84
98th
59
93rd
$46
75th
33
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $93
Samples 57k
58
97th
71.3
98th
82.9
52 - 103
93rd
4TB
96th
137
93rd
0.54
97th
59
93rd
$93
39th
34
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $65
Samples 173k
58
97th
17.3
54th
56
32 - 76
77th
1TB
81st
94.8
75th
0.61
97th
125
0th
$65
58th
35
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $73
Samples 39k
58
97th
60.3
95th
73.3
48 - 96
88th
3TB
93rd
122
88th
0.19
93rd
59
93rd
$73
53rd
36
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $24
Samples 6.6k
58
97th
35.8
74th
85.8
41 - 115
95th
500GB
61st
130
90th
0.11
89th
48
95th
$24
98th
37
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $55
Samples 126k
58
97th
65.9
97th
90.6
59 - 110
97th
2TB
89th
148
96th
2.86
100th
27+
100th
$55
66th
38
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $155
Samples 2.5k
57
96th
68.2
98th
88.1
60 - 111
96th
6TB
98th
150
97th
0.03
76th
57
94th
$155
18th
39
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $71
Samples 113k
57
96th
17
54th
60.4
37 - 78
81st
1TB
81st
81.1
64th
0.38
95th
129
0th
$71
53rd
40
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $90
Samples 39k
56
96th
45.2
83rd
67.7
44 - 87
86th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.18
93rd
96
2nd
$90
41st
41
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 6.3k
56
96th
91.9
64 - 111
98th
5TB
97th
154
97th
0.04
80th
57
94th
42
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $81
Samples 7.1k
56
96th
45
83rd
90.9
60 - 114
98th
2TB
89th
156
98th
0.04
80th
103
1st
$81
47th
43
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $100
Samples 34k
56
96th
26.3
65th
66
40 - 86
84th
2TB
89th
110
83rd
0.2
93rd
96
2nd
$100
34th
44
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $67
Samples 11k
56
96th
38.6
77th
64.6
41 - 85
84th
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.07
86th
72
89th
$67
57th
45
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $212
Samples 71
56
96th
73.8
99th
78.2
29 - 102
91st
10TB
100th
142
95th
0
41st
46
97th
$212
11th
46
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $23
Samples 278k
56
96th
24
62nd
56.1
17 - 77
77th
500GB
61st
95.9
76th
2.3
99th
79+
10th
$23
98th
47
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $435
Samples 382
56
96th
62.3
96th
113
76 - 139
100th
12TB
100th
200
100th
0
41st
31+
99th
$435
1st
48
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $209
Samples 2.7k
56
96th
28.3
67th
73.9
50 - 90
89th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.01
63rd
92
2nd
$209
12th
49
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 2.1k
55
95th
55.5
17 - 76
76th
1TB
81st
75.9
60th
0.01
63rd
84
3rd
50
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $49
Samples 147k
55
95th
41.8
81st
51.2
31 - 68
72nd
2TB
89th
87.4
72nd
0.45
97th
111
1st
$49
73rd
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Intel Core i5-9600K $190Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $47
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $368Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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