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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(36.7)
Avg. bench(44.9)
Capacity(966)
Write(76.7)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(55)
Price(115)
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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 120k
104
100th
58.5
77th
91.7
56 ↔ 116
98th
1TB
82nd
146
95th
3.14
100th
26
97th
$45
82nd
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85
Samples 23k
83
100th
98.5
99th
97.2
63 ↔ 115
99th
3TB
93rd
141
94th
0.52
97th
26
97th
$85
49th
3
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35
Samples 698k
80
100th
66.5
82nd
81.2
46 ↔ 108
92nd
1TB
82nd
138
93rd
11.7
100th
77
2nd
$35
89th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60
Samples 96k
79
100th
94.9
98th
99.2
67 ↔ 117
99th
2TB
90th
144
95th
3.36
99th
26
97th
$60
67th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $43
Samples 483k
76
100th
57.2
76th
85.1
43 ↔ 114
95th
1TB
82nd
134
92nd
5.72
100th
84
1st
$43
83rd
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $54
Samples 73k
74
99th
43.8
66th
82.1
55 ↔ 106
93rd
1TB
82nd
139
93rd
1.13
99th
61
4th
$54
73rd
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $90
Samples 9k
72
99th
110
100th
86.1
55 ↔ 107
96th
4TB
96th
132
91st
0.09
91st
26
97th
$90
44th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $120
Samples 33k
71
99th
41
63rd
85.8
57 ↔ 110
95th
2TB
90th
154
98th
0.35
94th
61
4th
$120
32nd
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 1.9k
68
99th
97.9
66 ↔ 125
99th
6TB
98th
202
100th
0.04
73rd
41
93rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $70
Samples 76k
67
99th
109
100th
88.3
53 ↔ 113
97th
3TB
93rd
129
90th
1.18
98th
86
1st
$70
58th
11
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2.8k
65
99th
95.1
68 ↔ 115
99th
1TB
82nd
160
98th
0.03
73rd
79
1st
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $85
Samples 12k
65
99th
92.7
97th
91.5
61 ↔ 110
98th
3TB
93rd
160
98th
0.22
94th
37
95th
$85
49th
13
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $72
Samples 13k
63
99th
32.5
58th
81.4
43 ↔ 108
93rd
1TB
82nd
145
95th
0.22
94th
26
97th
$72
57th
14
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $95
Samples 26k
63
99th
51.6
72nd
85.4
49 ↔ 111
95th
2TB
90th
146
95th
0.61
97th
26
97th
$95
41st
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $118
Samples 29k
63
99th
41
63rd
84.1
52 ↔ 111
94th
2TB
90th
140
93rd
0.26
96th
63
3rd
$118
33rd
16
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $55
Samples 12k
63
99th
96.6
98th
92.6
60 ↔ 111
98th
2TB
90th
163
99th
0.31
97th
37
95th
$55
71st
17
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $92
Samples 27k
62
98th
80.1
91st
85.6
53 ↔ 109
95th
3TB
93rd
149
96th
0.61
96th
70
2nd
$92
43rd
18
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $130
Samples 2.7k
62
98th
74.1
87th
83.9
56 ↔ 105
94th
4TB
96th
144
95th
0.04
77th
48
92nd
$130
28th
19
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $50
Samples 35k
62
98th
47.2
70th
82.2
48 ↔ 110
93rd
1TB
82nd
144
95th
0.26
96th
63
3rd
$50
77th
20
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $4,007
Samples 2.5k
61
98th
2.04
11th
71.3
47 ↔ 91
88th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.13
73rd
59
15th
$4,007
0th
21
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $67
Samples 253k
61
98th
75.2
88th
87.9
44 ↔ 115
96th
2TB
90th
130
90th
2.62
100th
86
1st
$67
61st
22
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $42
Samples 194k
61
98th
53.3
73rd
77.9
34 ↔ 107
91st
1TB
82nd
139
93rd
3.1
100th
70
2nd
$42
84th
23
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $99
Samples 3.3k
61
98th
101
99th
87
59 ↔ 106
96th
4TB
96th
148
96th
0.04
83rd
37
95th
$99
39th
24
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 164
60
98th
84.8
61 ↔ 100
95th
4TB
96th
141
94th
0.04
39th
52
89th
25
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 7.1k
60
98th
73.6
45 ↔ 95
89th
4TB
96th
118
86th
0.17
86th
63
3rd
26
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $64
Samples 27k
60
98th
21.8
48th
48.5
22 ↔ 65
66th
1TB
82nd
87.2
71st
0.35
95th
68
3rd
$64
63rd
27
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $199
Samples 3.3k
60
98th
56.3
75th
97.6
68 ↔ 115
99th
4TB
96th
174
99th
0.04
83rd
29
96th
$199
14th
28
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $45
Samples 34k
60
98th
54.3
73rd
85.2
49 ↔ 109
95th
1TB
82nd
150
97th
0.52
98th
37
95th
$45
82nd
29
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $59
Samples 89k
59
97th
83.5
93rd
85.7
51 ↔ 110
95th
2TB
90th
153
97th
1.57
99th
70
2nd
$59
69th
30
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $60
Samples 45k
58
97th
65.7
82nd
68.7
44 ↔ 87
87th
2TB
90th
117
86th
1.05
98th
39
94th
$60
67th
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $119
Samples 1.3k
58
97th
87.9
95th
91.2
58 ↔ 108
97th
4TB
96th
156
98th
0.04
77th
26
97th
$119
32nd
32
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $79
Samples 106k
57
97th
20.6
47th
56.8
37 ↔ 76
78th
1TB
82nd
96.7
77th
1
98th
105
0th
$79
53rd
33
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $92
Samples 15k
57
97th
67.9
83rd
72.3
45 ↔ 98
88th
3TB
93rd
122
88th
0.22
94th
39
94th
$92
43rd
34
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $88
Samples 13k
57
97th
105
100th
80.8
52 ↔ 101
92nd
4TB
96th
134
92nd
0.35
95th
39
94th
$88
47th
35
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $29
Samples 1.5k
57
97th
41.7
64th
84.2
31 ↔ 113
94th
500GB
62nd
131
91st
0.17
82nd
28
96th
$29
94th
36
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $118
Samples 8.8k
57
97th
72.2
86th
74.3
46 ↔ 98
89th
4TB
96th
123
88th
0.13
90th
62
3rd
$118
33rd
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.3k
56
96th
60.5
30 ↔ 79
82nd
1TB
82nd
80.3
63rd
0.02
69th
64
3rd
38
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $300
Samples 1.4k
56
96th
28.8
54th
75.3
55 ↔ 92
90th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.04
69th
72
2nd
$300
5th
39
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $167
Samples 3.6k
56
96th
29.1
55th
84.8
47 ↔ 113
95th
2TB
90th
149
96th
0.06
82nd
83
1st
$167
20th
40
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $44
Samples 11k
56
96th
43.1
65th
66.3
40 ↔ 88
85th
1TB
82nd
115
85th
0.31
94th
42
93rd
$44
82nd
41
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $90
Samples 19k
56
96th
62.9
80th
65.7
41 ↔ 87
84th
3TB
93rd
110
83rd
0.09
93rd
76
2nd
$90
44th
42
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $54
Samples 4k
56
96th
67.5
83rd
63.5
38 ↔ 85
83rd
2TB
90th
112
84th
0.09
82nd
52
89th
$54
72nd
43
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $116
Samples 36k
55
96th
47.1
70th
63.2
40 ↔ 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
106
82nd
0.26
96th
91
1st
$116
34th
44
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $249
Samples 1.6k
55
96th
72.5
86th
105
77 ↔ 122
100th
6TB
98th
188
99th
0.05
78th
23
98th
$249
9th
45
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $289
Samples 86
55
96th
91
96th
91.6
56 ↔ 115
98th
10TB
100th
157
98th
0
39th
26
97th
$289
6th
46
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $65
Samples 57k
55
96th
26.3
52nd
59.6
36 ↔ 76
81st
1TB
82nd
83.9
67th
0.31
97th
109
0th
$65
62nd
47
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $83
Samples 16k
55
96th
46.1
69th
66.6
44 ↔ 85
85th
2TB
90th
112
84th
0.31
94th
76
2nd
$83
50th
48
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $165
Samples 962
55
96th
91.2
97th
87.4
59 ↔ 110
96th
6TB
98th
150
97th
0.04
90th
37
95th
$165
20th
49
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $130
Samples 2.2k
55
96th
101
99th
91.7
63 ↔ 112
98th
5TB
97th
154
98th
0.09
77th
37
95th
$130
28th
50
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010)
Samples 4.1k
54
95th
55.4
35 ↔ 72
76th
1TB
82nd
94.2
75th
0.09
78th
105
0th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $359Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $243Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
Intel Core i5-8600K $237Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $770Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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