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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(22.9)
Avg. bench(44.2)
Capacity(990)
Write(74.6)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(84)
Price(95.8)
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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) $40
Samples 823k
67
100th
47
85th
93.9
64 - 113
99th
1TB
81st
147
96th
5.8
100th
55
97th
$40
82nd
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34
Samples 2.6M
62
100th
50
88th
84.4
55 - 109
95th
1TB
81st
141
95th
11
100th
106
2nd
$34
90th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80
Samples 380k
60
100th
46.4
84th
92.9
61 - 115
99th
2TB
89th
132
91st
1.63
99th
55
97th
$80
48th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $179
Samples 84k
60
100th
32.6
72nd
97.3
67 - 116
99th
3TB
93rd
135
92nd
0.35
96th
55
97th
$179
15th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $40
Samples 1.2M
58
100th
45.4
84th
90.8
58 - 114
98th
1TB
81st
137
93rd
4.92
100th
113
1st
$40
82nd
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $82
Samples 184k
58
100th
20
59th
81.5
52 - 106
93rd
1TB
81st
136
93rd
0.68
98th
90
4th
$82
47th
7
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $91
Samples 111k
56
99th
38.1
77th
86.7
58 - 113
96th
2TB
89th
157
98th
0.46
97th
90
4th
$91
41st
8
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $176
Samples 26k
56
99th
38
76th
83.8
56 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
127
90th
0.12
90th
55
97th
$176
15th
9
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 5.6k
55
99th
95.3
71 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
160
98th
0.03
72nd
108
1st
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $100
Samples 170k
55
99th
54.6
91st
91
58 - 114
98th
3TB
93rd
130
91st
0.68
98th
115
1st
$100
35th
11
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $296
Samples 3.5k
55
99th
38.3
77th
94.3
64 - 122
99th
6TB
98th
198
100th
0
45th
70
93rd
$296
4th
12
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)
Samples 103k
55
99th
84
51 - 110
94th
2TB
89th
135
92nd
0.39
97th
55
97th
13
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $80
Samples 93k
54
99th
20.6
60th
82.4
35 - 111
93rd
1TB
81st
136
93rd
0.36
96th
92
3rd
$80
49th
14
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $112
Samples 77k
54
99th
45.8
84th
85.2
52 - 108
95th
3TB
93rd
149
97th
0.27
95th
99
2nd
$112
30th
15
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $165
Samples 8.5k
54
99th
41.3
79th
85.2
60 - 105
95th
4TB
96th
147
96th
0.03
72nd
77
92nd
$165
16th
16
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $120
Samples 63k
54
99th
27.6
66th
82.8
47 - 110
93rd
2TB
89th
132
91st
0.27
95th
92
3rd
$120
28th
17
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $69
Samples 644k
54
99th
51.1
89th
88.1
48 - 114
96th
2TB
89th
128
90th
2.33
99th
115
1st
$69
56th
18
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $52
Samples 221k
54
99th
32.6
72nd
84.8
53 - 108
95th
1TB
81st
145
96th
1.77
99th
66
94th
$52
69th
19
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $130
Samples 65k
54
99th
27.5
66th
89.5
58 - 110
97th
2TB
89th
158
98th
0.42
97th
66
94th
$130
25th
20
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $109
Samples 53k
54
99th
48.4
86th
87.8
58 - 109
96th
3TB
93rd
153
97th
0.34
96th
66
94th
$109
32nd
21
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 48k
54
99th
80.6
37 - 110
92nd
1TB
81st
138
94th
0.19
93rd
55
97th
22
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $57
Samples 53k
53
98th
17.1
55th
48.6
19 - 65
67th
1TB
81st
87.7
72nd
0.21
93rd
97
3rd
$57
66th
23
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 497
53
98th
83.8
56 - 102
94th
4TB
96th
140
95th
0.01
64th
81
89th
24
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $65
Samples 266k
53
98th
54
91st
87.7
54 - 110
96th
2TB
89th
155
98th
1.14
99th
99
2nd
$65
58th
25
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $110
Samples 38k
53
98th
55.4
91st
76.5
43 - 102
90th
4TB
96th
127
90th
0.2
93rd
91
3rd
$110
31st
26
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 17k
53
98th
72.6
38 - 96
89th
4TB
96th
112
84th
0.04
81st
92
3rd
27
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $75
Samples 90k
53
98th
89.1
99th
83.5
53 - 103
94th
4TB
96th
135
92nd
0.59
98th
68
93rd
$75
52nd
28
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $47
Samples 622k
53
98th
35
74th
81.9
42 - 107
93rd
1TB
81st
139
94th
3.13
100th
99
2nd
$47
75th
29
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $90
Samples 17k
53
98th
77.1
99th
86.7
58 - 106
96th
4TB
96th
148
96th
0.11
90th
66
94th
$90
42nd
30
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $152
Samples 5.1k
53
98th
37.5
76th
71.2
48 - 91
88th
4TB
96th
124
89th
0.03
72nd
88
15th
$152
18th
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $106
Samples 10k
53
98th
70.1
97th
92.8
61 - 111
99th
4TB
96th
160
98th
0.16
92nd
55
97th
$106
33rd
32
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $240
Samples 6.8k
53
98th
31.2
70th
93.6
67 - 114
99th
4TB
96th
167
99th
0.05
81st
58
95th
$240
9th
33
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $51
Samples 325k
53
98th
69.7
97th
89.7
55 - 109
97th
2TB
89th
145
96th
4.1
100th
36+
100th
$51
70th
34
Compare HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
Samples 432k
52
97th
60.4
34 - 76
81st
1TB
81st
104
81st
1.9
99th
88+
17th
35
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $80
Samples 134k
52
97th
14.9
53rd
59.8
36 - 77
81st
1TB
81st
85.1
69th
0.39
96th
138
0th
$80
48th
36
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $129
Samples 58k
52
97th
31.5
70th
67.6
41 - 89
86th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.19
92nd
105
2nd
$129
26th
37
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $60
Samples 9.4k
52
97th
61
95th
91.5
58 - 115
98th
2TB
89th
156
98th
0.06
85th
112
1st
$60
61st
38
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $21
Samples 465k
52
97th
27.6
66th
58
26 - 77
79th
500GB
61st
99.7
79th
2.17
99th
88+
10th
$21
99th
39
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $69
Samples 12k
52
97th
37.5
76th
64.7
40 - 85
83rd
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.06
85th
81
89th
$69
56th
40
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $84
Samples 45k
52
97th
31.9
71st
66.9
45 - 87
85th
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.22
94th
105
2nd
$84
45th
41
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $47
Samples 37k
52
97th
28.8
67th
67.7
42 - 89
86th
1TB
81st
114
85th
0.22
94th
71
92nd
$47
75th
42
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011)
Samples 169k
52
97th
50.5
31 - 68
70th
2TB
89th
84.9
69th
0.43
97th
120
1st
43
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $78
Samples 55k
52
97th
56.7
92nd
73.6
46 - 98
89th
3TB
93rd
122
88th
0.23
94th
68
93rd
$78
50th
44
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $60
Samples 185k
52
97th
44.6
83rd
66.9
43 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.82
98th
68
93rd
$60
61st
45
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $250
Samples 3.2k
52
97th
23.3
62nd
72.8
47 - 92
89th
4TB
96th
123
89th
0.01
45th
101
2nd
$250
7th
46
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $100
Samples 233k
52
97th
11.3
47th
56.5
37 - 76
77th
1TB
81st
95.2
76th
0.48
97th
134
0th
$100
36th
47
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $199
Samples 4.3k
52
97th
52.7
90th
87.3
59 - 111
96th
6TB
98th
149
97th
0.02
72nd
66
94th
$199
12th
48
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 9.2k
52
97th
89.2
63 - 111
97th
5TB
97th
149
97th
0.04
81st
66
94th
49
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $199
Samples 202
52
97th
66.6
96th
66.2
19 - 124
84th
10TB
100th
105
82nd
0
45th
55
97th
$199
12th
50
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $19
Samples 11k
52
97th
43.2
82nd
84.2
34 - 114
94th
500GB
61st
127
90th
0.12
90th
57
95th
$19
100th
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Intel Core i5-11400F $180Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $49
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Intel Core i5-10600K $215Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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