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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(50.8)
Value(35.9)
Avg. bench(44.6)
Capacity(966)
Write(75.6)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(60)
Price(102)
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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) $43
Samples 174k
105
100th
63.2
81st
94.7
61 ↔ 115
99th
1TB
82nd
143
95th
3.75
100th
30
97th
$43
81st
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85
Samples 31k
84
100th
98.1
98th
96.8
61 ↔ 116
99th
3TB
93rd
138
93rd
0.46
97th
30
97th
$85
48th
3
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45
Samples 911k
83
100th
53.5
73rd
83.7
54 ↔ 109
94th
1TB
82nd
140
94th
11.2
100th
81
2nd
$45
80th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60
Samples 156k
80
100th
93.8
97th
97.9
64 ↔ 116
99th
2TB
90th
142
94th
2.55
99th
30
97th
$60
66th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $40
Samples 608k
77
100th
62.8
81st
87.5
39 ↔ 116
96th
1TB
82nd
135
92nd
5.77
100th
88
1st
$40
84th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $68
Samples 89k
74
99th
35.2
60th
83.4
52 ↔ 109
94th
1TB
82nd
140
94th
0.79
98th
65
4th
$68
60th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $86
Samples 12k
72
99th
114
100th
85.7
52 ↔ 107
95th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.13
89th
30
97th
$86
47th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $105
Samples 46k
71
99th
48.3
71st
88.4
58 ↔ 111
97th
2TB
90th
158
98th
0.47
97th
65
4th
$105
36th
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 2.3k
69
99th
97.6
67 ↔ 122
99th
6TB
98th
202
100th
0.03
74th
45
93rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $98
Samples 101k
67
99th
78.6
91st
89.2
59 ↔ 114
97th
3TB
93rd
128
90th
0.79
98th
90
1st
$98
40th
11
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 3.2k
66
99th
94.2
67 ↔ 117
99th
1TB
82nd
160
99th
0.04
78th
83
1st
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $70
Samples 17k
66
99th
111
100th
90.4
59 ↔ 110
98th
3TB
93rd
156
98th
0.3
95th
41
95th
$70
58th
13
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $90
Samples 34k
64
99th
54.5
74th
85.4
52 ↔ 111
95th
2TB
90th
144
95th
0.53
97th
30
97th
$90
45th
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $110
Samples 38k
64
99th
43.8
67th
83.8
50 ↔ 111
94th
2TB
90th
137
93rd
0.3
95th
67
3rd
$110
34th
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $128
Samples 43k
63
99th
18.4
44th
81.7
43 ↔ 110
93rd
1TB
82nd
140
94th
0.42
97th
67
3rd
$128
28th
16
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $105
Samples 35k
63
99th
70.4
86th
85.9
53 ↔ 108
95th
3TB
93rd
150
97th
0.36
96th
74
2nd
$105
36th
17
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $77
Samples 23k
63
99th
67.4
84th
90.5
59 ↔ 111
98th
2TB
90th
160
99th
0.39
96th
41
95th
$77
54th
18
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $105
Samples 4.5k
62
98th
97
98th
88.7
61 ↔ 105
97th
4TB
96th
150
97th
0.08
83rd
41
95th
$105
36th
19
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $68
Samples 18k
62
98th
35.1
60th
83.3
48 ↔ 110
94th
1TB
82nd
148
96th
0.27
95th
30
97th
$68
60th
20
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $110
Samples 3.5k
62
98th
87.3
95th
83.6
58 ↔ 104
94th
4TB
96th
145
95th
0.05
79th
52
92nd
$110
34th
21
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $58
Samples 314k
62
98th
88.5
96th
90.1
56 ↔ 114
97th
2TB
90th
133
92nd
3.18
100th
90
1st
$58
68th
22
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $206
Samples 2.6k
61
98th
40.1
63rd
72
48 ↔ 91
88th
4TB
96th
127
89th
0.03
78th
63
15th
$206
13th
23
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $59
Samples 31k
61
98th
24.4
50th
49.7
25 ↔ 65
69th
1TB
82nd
89.9
73rd
0.29
96th
72
3rd
$59
67th
24
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $69
Samples 115k
61
98th
70.9
87th
85.3
48 ↔ 110
95th
2TB
90th
153
98th
1.28
99th
74
2nd
$69
59th
25
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $50
Samples 51k
61
98th
49.4
71st
85.9
48 ↔ 109
95th
1TB
82nd
148
96th
1.13
99th
41
95th
$50
75th
26
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $306
Samples 3.6k
60
97th
36.9
61st
98.4
71 ↔ 115
99th
4TB
96th
175
99th
0.06
82nd
33
96th
$306
4th
27
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $59
Samples 64k
60
97th
66.8
83rd
68.7
45 ↔ 85
87th
2TB
90th
115
85th
0.94
98th
43
94th
$59
67th
28
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 8.3k
60
97th
74.2
47 ↔ 95
89th
4TB
96th
114
85th
0.08
87th
67
3rd
29
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $38
Samples 261k
60
97th
61.9
80th
82
44 ↔ 106
93rd
1TB
82nd
142
94th
3.11
100th
74
2nd
$38
86th
30
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 204
60
97th
83.8
57 ↔ 101
94th
4TB
96th
139
93rd
0
37th
56
89th
31
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $23
Samples 2.4k
58
97th
53.2
73rd
85.2
37 ↔ 115
95th
500GB
61st
131
91st
0.1
86th
32
96th
$23
98th
32
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $120
Samples 2.1k
58
97th
85.7
95th
89.4
58 ↔ 108
97th
4TB
96th
153
98th
0.05
78th
30
97th
$120
31st
33
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $86
Samples 21k
58
97th
74.6
89th
74.5
47 ↔ 99
89th
3TB
93rd
124
88th
0.25
94th
43
94th
$86
47th
34
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $118
Samples 12k
57
97th
74.3
89th
76.4
47 ↔ 100
90th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.2
93rd
66
3rd
$118
32nd
35
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $90
Samples 21k
57
97th
106
99th
83.3
52 ↔ 103
94th
4TB
96th
139
93rd
0.39
96th
43
94th
$90
45th
36
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $66
Samples 114k
57
97th
24.2
50th
55.7
36 ↔ 76
76th
1TB
82nd
95.1
76th
0.8
98th
109
0th
$66
61st
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.4k
56
96th
57.3
19 ↔ 77
79th
1TB
82nd
77.9
61st
0.01
58th
68
3rd
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $120
Samples 64k
56
96th
14.6
38th
61.1
39 ↔ 77
82nd
1TB
82nd
83
67th
0.58
98th
113
0th
$120
31st
39
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $280
Samples 66
56
96th
74.9
89th
73.1
11 ↔ 115
88th
10TB
100th
123
88th
0
37th
30
97th
$280
7th
40
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $96
Samples 21k
56
96th
61.3
80th
68.6
43 ↔ 91
86th
3TB
93rd
116
86th
0.18
92nd
80
2nd
$96
41st
41
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $71
Samples 4.6k
56
96th
54.2
74th
67
42 ↔ 86
85th
2TB
90th
115
85th
0.06
83rd
56
89th
$71
57th
42
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $120
Samples 4.4k
56
96th
41.5
64th
86.8
47 ↔ 114
96th
2TB
90th
150
97th
0.05
79th
87
1st
$120
31st
43
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012)
Samples 1.5k
56
96th
73.3
46 ↔ 91
89th
4TB
96th
125
88th
0.02
68th
76
2nd
44
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $165
Samples 1.2k
56
96th
92.8
97th
88.9
57 ↔ 112
97th
6TB
98th
150
97th
0.03
74th
41
95th
$165
18th
45
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $298
Samples 2.5k
55
96th
60.1
79th
104
70 ↔ 122
100th
6TB
98th
185
99th
0.04
74th
27
98th
$298
6th
46
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $130
Samples 3k
55
96th
99.7
99th
90.3
61 ↔ 111
98th
5TB
97th
149
96th
0.03
74th
41
95th
$130
28th
47
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $104
Samples 43k
55
96th
52.1
73rd
62.9
41 ↔ 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
105
82nd
0.29
95th
95
1st
$104
36th
48
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $79
Samples 23k
55
96th
48.1
70th
66.2
42 ↔ 87
85th
2TB
90th
111
84th
0.22
93rd
80
2nd
$79
52nd
49
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010)
Samples 4.2k
54
95th
57.4
32 ↔ 75
79th
1TB
82nd
97.2
77th
0.03
74th
109
0th
50
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" (32GB NAND) 1TB $59
Samples 228
54
95th
27.1
52nd
55.3
39 ↔ 67
75th
1TB
82nd
95.2
76th
0
37th
37
95th
$59
67th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $365Nvidia GTX 1070 $364Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $65
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $120Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $105SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $761SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $110SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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