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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(50.2)
Value(31.4)
Avg. bench(43.9)
Capacity(990)
Write(73.9)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(106)
Price(96.9)
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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) $29
Samples 1.1M
69
100th
63.8
92nd
92.3
60 - 113
99th
1TB
81st
144
96th
6.55
100th
76
97th
$29
94th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30
Samples 3.1M
64
100th
55.6
87th
83.4
52 - 109
94th
1TB
81st
140
95th
12.5
100th
127
2nd
$30
91st
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80
Samples 462k
60
100th
45.8
81st
91.6
63 - 114
99th
2TB
89th
130
91st
1.79
99th
76
97th
$80
46th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $100
Samples 112k
60
100th
55.3
87th
92.1
60 - 114
99th
3TB
93rd
131
91st
0.37
97th
76
97th
$100
33rd
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $31
Samples 1.5M
58
100th
57
88th
89.2
55 - 112
97th
1TB
81st
133
92nd
4.8
100th
134
1st
$31
91st
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $35
Samples 240k
58
100th
47
82nd
82.3
50 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
136
93rd
0.7
98th
111
4th
$35
87th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $80
Samples 34k
57
99th
82.5
98th
82.4
52 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
126
90th
0.14
93rd
76
97th
$80
46th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $72
Samples 144k
57
99th
49.3
84th
88.5
60 - 112
97th
2TB
89th
161
99th
0.55
96th
111
4th
$72
51st
9
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 8.1k
55
99th
94.6
67 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
159
98th
0.03
71st
129
1st
10
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)
Samples 133k
55
99th
84.5
53 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
135
93rd
0.44
97th
76
97th
11
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $296
Samples 5.4k
55
99th
37.1
74th
91.6
61 - 118
98th
6TB
98th
197
100th
0.02
71st
91
93rd
$296
3rd
12
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $75
Samples 235k
55
99th
70.6
94th
88.3
56 - 113
97th
3TB
93rd
127
90th
0.53
98th
136
1st
$75
50th
13
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB
Samples 10k
54
99th
81.8
55 - 104
93rd
4TB
96th
140
95th
0.05
83rd
98
92nd
14
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
Samples 85k
54
99th
84.7
51 - 107
95th
3TB
93rd
148
96th
0.33
97th
120
2nd
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $108
Samples 94k
54
99th
30.8
69th
83
43 - 108
94th
2TB
89th
129
90th
0.19
94th
113
3rd
$108
31st
16
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $150
Samples 100k
54
99th
23.5
63rd
87.9
58 - 108
97th
2TB
89th
155
98th
0.46
98th
87
94th
$150
18th
17
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB
Samples 105k
54
99th
83.2
48 - 112
94th
1TB
81st
134
92nd
0.31
96th
113
3rd
18
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $55
Samples 815k
54
99th
64.2
92nd
88.2
51 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
130
91st
2.46
99th
136
1st
$55
64th
19
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB
Samples 74k
54
99th
86.6
56 - 108
96th
3TB
93rd
151
97th
0.28
95th
87
94th
20
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $49
Samples 318k
54
99th
34.4
72nd
84.1
52 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
143
96th
1.66
99th
87
94th
$49
72nd
21
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 19k
53
98th
72.5
44 - 94
88th
4TB
96th
107
83rd
0.04
71st
113
3rd
22
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $30
Samples 64k
53
98th
32.3
70th
48.5
19 - 65
68th
1TB
81st
83.7
69th
0.14
94th
118
3rd
$30
91st
23
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $146
Samples 7.9k
53
98th
40
77th
73
47 - 92
88th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.04
71st
109
15th
$146
20th
24
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $185
Samples 679
53
98th
36.4
73rd
84.1
59 - 101
95th
4TB
96th
140
95th
0.01
71st
102
89th
$185
13th
25
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $80
Samples 23k
53
98th
84
98th
84
57 - 104
94th
4TB
96th
146
96th
0.11
86th
87
94th
$80
45th
26
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $85
Samples 124k
53
98th
75.5
96th
80.2
49 - 101
92nd
4TB
96th
130
91st
0.54
98th
89
93rd
$85
42nd
27
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 66k
53
98th
81.8
39 - 111
93rd
1TB
81st
134
92nd
0.18
92nd
76
97th
28
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $293
Samples 1.2k
53
98th
92.4
99th
113
72 - 138
100th
12TB
100th
197
100th
0.01
71st
61+
99th
$293
4th
29
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $94
Samples 55k
53
98th
63.6
92nd
74.9
46 - 100
89th
4TB
96th
125
89th
0.28
94th
112
3rd
$94
37th
30
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $40
Samples 763k
53
98th
42
78th
84
47 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
142
96th
3.57
100th
120
2nd
$40
82nd
31
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $69
Samples 344k
53
98th
49.7
84th
85.7
49 - 108
96th
2TB
89th
151
97th
1.44
99th
120
2nd
$69
53rd
32
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $69
Samples 26k
53
98th
104
99th
89.6
62 - 108
98th
4TB
96th
153
98th
0.2
97th
76
97th
$69
53rd
33
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016)
Samples 9.8k
53
98th
92.4
68 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
165
99th
0.04
87th
79
95th
34
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $46
Samples 695k
53
98th
75.6
96th
86.9
53 - 106
96th
2TB
89th
142
96th
4.86
100th
58+
100th
$46
74th
35
Compare HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
Samples 546k
52
97th
59.1
35 - 75
81st
1TB
81st
102
80th
1.81
99th
109+
17th
36
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 12k
52
97th
88.2
63 - 109
97th
5TB
97th
148
96th
0.03
87th
87
94th
37
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Samples 138k
52
97th
59.2
39 - 75
81st
1TB
81st
86.2
72nd
0.28
94th
159
0th
38
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $57
Samples 12k
52
97th
62.5
91st
89
56 - 113
97th
2TB
89th
153
98th
0.05
71st
133
1st
$57
62nd
39
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $135
Samples 6.4k
52
97th
87
98th
97.8
64 - 121
99th
6TB
98th
173
99th
0.03
80th
73
97th
$135
23rd
40
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $65
Samples 257k
52
97th
17.5
56th
56.8
35 - 76
78th
1TB
81st
93.9
76th
0.57
97th
155
0th
$65
56th
41
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $50
Samples 253k
52
97th
51.8
86th
64.8
40 - 84
84th
2TB
89th
107
83rd
0.95
98th
89
93rd
$50
68th
42
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $55
Samples 75k
52
97th
77
97th
70.6
46 - 96
88th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.25
94th
89
93rd
$55
64th
43
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $70
Samples 212k
52
97th
29.1
67th
50.9
31 - 67
72nd
2TB
89th
85
70th
0.51
98th
141
1st
$70
53rd
44
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011)
Samples 112k
52
97th
62.3
40 - 83
82nd
3TB
93rd
102
80th
0.22
96th
141
1st
45
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $66
Samples 19k
52
97th
40.1
77th
66.2
39 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
115
86th
0.05
91st
102
89th
$66
55th
46
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $22
Samples 574k
52
97th
26.5
66th
58.4
27 - 88
80th
500GB
61st
99.3
79th
2.29
99th
109+
10th
$22
99th
47
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $59
Samples 64k
52
97th
45
80th
66.4
45 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.23
94th
126
2nd
$59
60th
48
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $344
Samples 4.1k
52
97th
17.2
56th
74.1
49 - 93
89th
4TB
96th
124
89th
0.01
71st
122
2nd
$344
2nd
49
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $80
Samples 68k
52
97th
50.5
85th
67.3
42 - 88
86th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.3
95th
126
2nd
$80
46th
50
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB
Samples 5.5k
52
97th
86.8
58 - 109
96th
6TB
98th
149
97th
0.03
83rd
87
94th
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Intel Core i5-13600K $310Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $460Crucial MX500 250GB $30
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Intel Core i5-12400F $164Nvidia RTX 3050 $298Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $29Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $50SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $49SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $417SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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