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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(23)
Avg. bench(44.1)
Capacity(990)
Write(74.1)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(87)
Price(96)
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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 867k
68
100th
41
82nd
92.1
58 - 114
99th
1TB
81st
146
96th
6.18
100th
58
97th
$45
77th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34
Samples 2.5M
62
100th
48.5
88th
82.4
50 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
138
94th
11.4
100th
109
2nd
$34
89th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80
Samples 457k
60
100th
46.4
87th
92.8
59 - 114
99th
2TB
89th
133
91st
1.75
99th
58
97th
$80
48th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 97k
59
100th
94.6
61 - 115
99th
3TB
93rd
135
93rd
0.35
96th
58
97th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $29
Samples 1.3M
58
100th
60.6
95th
87.8
53 - 112
97th
1TB
81st
133
91st
4.83
100th
116
1st
$29
94th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $73
Samples 209k
58
100th
23.1
64th
84.3
55 - 109
95th
1TB
81st
138
94th
0.71
98th
93
4th
$73
52nd
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $150
Samples 29k
57
99th
44.3
85th
83
52 - 106
94th
4TB
96th
125
89th
0.11
92nd
58
97th
$150
19th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $105
Samples 127k
57
99th
32.9
74th
86.4
59 - 112
96th
2TB
89th
157
98th
0.46
97th
93
4th
$105
33rd
9
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $55
Samples 180k
56
99th
97.4
100th
89
54 - 113
97th
3TB
93rd
127
90th
0.6
98th
118
1st
$55
65th
10
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 6.4k
55
99th
95.9
72 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
161
99th
0.02
73rd
111
1st
11
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)
Samples 114k
55
99th
83.5
51 - 110
94th
2TB
89th
135
93rd
0.4
97th
58
97th
12
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $296
Samples 3.7k
55
99th
38
80th
93.7
65 - 121
99th
6TB
98th
199
100th
0.01
65th
73
93rd
$296
5th
13
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $105
Samples 19k
54
99th
66
97th
86.6
59 - 105
96th
4TB
96th
149
97th
0.13
92nd
69
94th
$105
33rd
14
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $165
Samples 61k
54
99th
31.4
72nd
86.2
58 - 107
96th
3TB
93rd
150
97th
0.3
96th
69
94th
$165
16th
15
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB
Samples 91k
54
99th
90.3
63 - 109
98th
2TB
89th
159
98th
0.44
97th
69
94th
16
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $53
Samples 244k
54
99th
31.8
73rd
83.8
51 - 106
94th
1TB
81st
144
96th
1.67
99th
69
94th
$53
67th
17
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 55k
54
99th
82.3
50 - 111
94th
1TB
81st
138
94th
0.22
94th
58
97th
18
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB
Samples 100k
54
99th
80.3
38 - 110
92nd
1TB
81st
134
92nd
0.31
96th
95
3rd
19
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $165
Samples 7.2k
54
99th
39.9
81st
82.2
56 - 105
93rd
4TB
96th
141
95th
0.03
81st
80
92nd
$165
16th
20
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $80
Samples 79k
54
99th
64.1
97th
85
56 - 108
95th
3TB
93rd
148
97th
0.27
96th
102
2nd
$80
49th
21
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $86
Samples 722k
54
99th
41.2
83rd
88.5
49 - 115
97th
2TB
89th
132
91st
2.36
99th
118
1st
$86
43rd
22
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $116
Samples 78k
54
99th
28.6
69th
82.9
49 - 111
94th
2TB
89th
133
91st
0.24
95th
95
3rd
$116
28th
23
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $158
Samples 6.4k
53
98th
35.7
77th
70.5
48 - 90
87th
4TB
96th
123
89th
0.02
73rd
91
15th
$158
17th
24
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $390
Samples 741
53
98th
69
98th
112
73 - 138
100th
12TB
100th
198
100th
0.01
65th
43+
99th
$390
2nd
25
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $121
Samples 14k
53
98th
60.9
96th
92
64 - 110
99th
4TB
96th
158
98th
0.16
93rd
58
97th
$121
27th
26
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $230
Samples 10k
53
98th
31.5
73rd
90.6
61 - 114
98th
4TB
96th
160
98th
0.05
82nd
61
95th
$230
10th
27
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $47
Samples 422k
53
98th
75.2
99th
88.3
57 - 108
97th
2TB
89th
146
96th
4.65
100th
40+
100th
$47
73rd
28
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $90
Samples 60k
53
98th
10.7
48th
48.1
12 - 65
67th
1TB
81st
84.2
69th
0.2
94th
100
3rd
$90
40th
29
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $69
Samples 271k
53
98th
49.2
89th
84.9
53 - 109
95th
2TB
89th
151
97th
1.16
99th
102
2nd
$69
55th
30
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $45
Samples 694k
53
98th
35.6
77th
80
36 - 106
92nd
1TB
81st
136
93rd
3.01
100th
102
2nd
$45
76th
31
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 529
53
98th
84.2
57 - 102
95th
4TB
96th
140
95th
0
46th
84
89th
32
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $119
Samples 45k
53
98th
51.4
91st
76.2
48 - 100
90th
4TB
96th
125
89th
0.21
94th
94
3rd
$119
28th
33
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $80
Samples 111k
53
98th
81.8
99th
81.7
52 - 102
93rd
4TB
96th
134
92nd
0.65
98th
71
93rd
$80
48th
34
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 18k
53
98th
71.9
40 - 95
88th
4TB
96th
107
83rd
0.04
81st
95
3rd
35
Compare HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
Samples 538k
52
97th
59.8
38 - 75
81st
1TB
81st
103
81st
1.77
99th
91+
17th
36
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 11k
52
97th
86.6
61 - 109
96th
5TB
97th
145
96th
0.04
82nd
69
94th
37
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016)
Samples 5.6k
52
97th
99.9
69 - 122
100th
6TB
98th
178
99th
0.02
73rd
55
97th
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $80
Samples 144k
52
97th
15.1
56th
60.3
38 - 77
81st
1TB
81st
85.9
71st
0.29
96th
141
0th
$80
48th
39
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $180
Samples 4.7k
52
97th
57.6
94th
86.4
57 - 113
96th
6TB
98th
148
97th
0.03
78th
69
94th
$180
14th
40
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $39
Samples 211
52
97th
400
100th
78
52 - 101
91st
10TB
100th
129
90th
0
46th
58
97th
$39
84th
41
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $213
Samples 3.2k
52
97th
27.7
69th
73.7
48 - 93
89th
4TB
96th
124
89th
0.01
73rd
104
2nd
$213
12th
42
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $22
Samples 12k
52
97th
38
80th
81.6
36 - 115
93rd
500GB
61st
127
90th
0.11
91st
60
95th
$22
98th
43
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $149
Samples 59k
52
97th
27.4
69th
68.1
44 - 87
86th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.22
94th
108
2nd
$149
20th
44
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $100
Samples 189k
52
97th
20.2
62nd
50.6
31 - 68
71st
2TB
89th
84.8
70th
0.43
97th
123
1st
$100
35th
45
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $71
Samples 8.9k
52
97th
49.3
89th
87.5
51 - 112
96th
2TB
89th
150
97th
0.05
82nd
115
1st
$71
53rd
46
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $88
Samples 14k
52
97th
30.4
71st
66.7
40 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
114
85th
0.07
86th
84
89th
$88
42nd
47
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $23
Samples 472k
52
97th
24.8
66th
57
19 - 78
78th
500GB
61st
97.6
78th
2.13
99th
91+
10th
$23
98th
48
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $144
Samples 102k
52
97th
25.9
67th
62.2
39 - 84
82nd
3TB
93rd
102
80th
0.27
95th
123
1st
$144
21st
49
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $95
Samples 53k
52
97th
27.9
69th
66.3
45 - 86
84th
2TB
89th
111
84th
0.2
93rd
108
2nd
$95
38th
50
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $100
Samples 208k
52
97th
26.7
68th
66.7
43 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
109
83rd
0.83
98th
71
93rd
$100
35th
The Best.
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Intel Core i5-11400F $239Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-10700K $299Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $85SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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