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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(35.2)
Avg. bench(44.8)
Capacity(966)
Write(76.4)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(56)
Price(106)
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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 124k
105
100th
61.3
79th
96.2
64 ↔ 115
99th
1TB
82nd
150
97th
3.19
100th
27
97th
$45
81st
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $82
Samples 25k
83
100th
103
100th
97.8
63 ↔ 116
99th
3TB
93rd
141
94th
0.5
97th
27
97th
$82
50th
3
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45
Samples 737k
82
100th
53.5
73rd
83.9
54 ↔ 109
94th
1TB
82nd
141
94th
11.7
100th
78
2nd
$45
81st
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60
Samples 112k
79
100th
94.8
98th
99.1
66 ↔ 116
99th
2TB
90th
145
95th
2.79
99th
27
97th
$60
67th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $42
Samples 481k
76
100th
59.5
78th
87.3
45 ↔ 114
96th
1TB
82nd
133
91st
6.35
100th
85
1st
$42
83rd
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $60
Samples 80k
74
99th
39.5
63rd
82.7
53 ↔ 108
93rd
1TB
82nd
140
93rd
1
99th
62
4th
$60
68th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $96
Samples 9.6k
72
99th
103
100th
86
55 ↔ 107
95th
4TB
96th
131
91st
0.14
91st
27
97th
$96
40th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $119
Samples 36k
71
99th
41.2
64th
85.6
58 ↔ 110
95th
2TB
90th
154
98th
0.52
97th
62
4th
$119
32nd
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 2.1k
68
99th
96.1
66 ↔ 121
99th
6TB
98th
202
100th
0.03
75th
42
93rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $84
Samples 81k
67
99th
91.5
97th
89.2
59 ↔ 112
97th
3TB
93rd
129
90th
0.92
98th
87
1st
$84
49th
11
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2.5k
65
99th
94.6
67 ↔ 115
99th
1TB
82nd
160
98th
0.03
80th
80
1st
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $83
Samples 12k
65
99th
94.6
98th
90.8
56 ↔ 110
98th
3TB
93rd
159
98th
0.3
95th
38
95th
$83
50th
13
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $80
Samples 28k
63
99th
61.5
79th
85.8
50 ↔ 110
95th
2TB
90th
144
95th
0.57
97th
27
97th
$80
51st
14
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $71
Samples 14k
63
99th
34
59th
84
50 ↔ 111
94th
1TB
82nd
149
96th
0.3
95th
27
97th
$71
57th
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $140
Samples 28k
63
99th
34.6
59th
84.1
53 ↔ 112
94th
2TB
90th
137
92nd
0.41
96th
64
3rd
$140
26th
16
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $60
Samples 14k
63
99th
90.1
97th
94.2
63 ↔ 112
98th
2TB
90th
166
99th
0.42
96th
38
95th
$60
67th
17
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $55
Samples 37k
62
98th
42.1
65th
80.7
35 ↔ 111
92nd
1TB
82nd
141
94th
0.49
97th
64
3rd
$55
72nd
18
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $130
Samples 2.9k
62
98th
75.1
89th
85
56 ↔ 105
95th
4TB
96th
145
95th
0.05
80th
49
92nd
$130
28th
19
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $69
Samples 264k
62
98th
72.3
87th
87
37 ↔ 113
96th
2TB
90th
130
91st
3.37
100th
87
1st
$69
60th
20
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $92
Samples 28k
62
98th
80.1
92nd
85.6
55 ↔ 108
95th
3TB
93rd
151
97th
0.43
97th
71
2nd
$92
42nd
21
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $210
Samples 2.5k
61
98th
38.2
62nd
70
45 ↔ 90
87th
4TB
96th
124
88th
0.03
75th
60
15th
$210
13th
22
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $113
Samples 3.8k
61
98th
89.7
97th
88
60 ↔ 106
97th
4TB
96th
150
97th
0.07
85th
38
95th
$113
34th
23
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $202
Samples 3.7k
60
98th
55
74th
96.8
66 ↔ 115
99th
4TB
96th
173
99th
0.07
85th
30
96th
$202
13th
24
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $70
Samples 23k
60
98th
19.7
46th
48.1
21 ↔ 64
66th
1TB
82nd
88.2
72nd
0.33
96th
69
3rd
$70
58th
25
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 7.1k
60
98th
72.7
44 ↔ 95
89th
4TB
96th
114
85th
0.08
87th
64
3rd
26
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $62
Samples 95k
60
98th
79.8
92nd
86
47 ↔ 110
95th
2TB
90th
154
98th
1.42
99th
71
2nd
$62
64th
27
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 171
60
98th
84.4
61 ↔ 100
94th
4TB
96th
140
93rd
0
42nd
53
89th
28
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $42
Samples 210k
60
98th
54.6
74th
79.8
37 ↔ 106
92nd
1TB
82nd
141
94th
3.33
100th
71
2nd
$42
83rd
29
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $44
Samples 36k
60
98th
56.7
76th
86.7
50 ↔ 109
96th
1TB
82nd
150
97th
0.93
98th
38
95th
$44
82nd
30
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $120
Samples 1.4k
58
97th
85.8
95th
89.7
58 ↔ 108
97th
4TB
96th
154
98th
0.04
80th
27
97th
$120
31st
31
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $55
Samples 49k
58
97th
73.5
87th
70.4
45 ↔ 88
88th
2TB
90th
117
86th
0.92
98th
40
94th
$55
71st
32
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $29
Samples 1.6k
57
97th
42
65th
84.9
36 ↔ 114
94th
500GB
62nd
131
91st
0.05
80th
29
96th
$29
94th
33
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $85
Samples 102k
57
97th
18.5
45th
55.2
32 ↔ 75
75th
1TB
82nd
93
74th
0.92
98th
106
0th
$85
47th
34
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $83
Samples 17k
57
97th
75.2
89th
72.9
46 ↔ 97
89th
3TB
93rd
121
88th
0.25
94th
40
94th
$83
49th
35
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $85
Samples 15k
57
97th
112
100th
82.7
51 ↔ 102
93rd
4TB
96th
137
92nd
0.34
96th
40
94th
$85
48th
36
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $115
Samples 10k
57
97th
75.2
89th
75.3
48 ↔ 99
90th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.17
92nd
63
3rd
$115
33rd
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.3k
56
96th
59.9
27 ↔ 78
81st
1TB
82nd
79.9
63rd
0.01
63rd
65
3rd
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $65
Samples 49k
56
96th
26.5
52nd
60
34 ↔ 77
81st
1TB
82nd
83
66th
0.58
97th
110
0th
$65
62nd
39
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $100
Samples 21k
56
96th
58
77th
67.4
43 ↔ 88
86th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.23
94th
77
2nd
$100
37th
40
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $75
Samples 3.9k
56
96th
65.8
82nd
86
45 ↔ 113
95th
2TB
90th
150
97th
0.07
85th
84
1st
$75
55th
41
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $72
Samples 3.9k
56
96th
51.9
72nd
65.1
39 ↔ 85
84th
2TB
90th
113
84th
0.06
84th
53
89th
$72
56th
42
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $285
Samples 1.4k
56
96th
29.9
55th
74.2
53 ↔ 92
89th
4TB
96th
127
89th
0.02
70th
73
2nd
$285
6th
43
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $44
Samples 12k
56
96th
43.8
66th
67.1
42 ↔ 87
85th
1TB
82nd
115
86th
0.22
94th
43
93rd
$44
82nd
44
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $225
Samples 1.8k
55
96th
79.4
91st
104
72 ↔ 122
100th
6TB
98th
185
99th
0.04
80th
24
98th
$225
11th
45
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $289
Samples 76
55
96th
86.8
95th
87.4
56 ↔ 115
96th
10TB
100th
152
97th
0
42nd
27
97th
$289
6th
46
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $90
Samples 38k
55
96th
59.9
78th
62.6
39 ↔ 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
106
82nd
0.37
96th
92
1st
$90
44th
47
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $82
Samples 17k
55
96th
47
69th
67.1
41 ↔ 89
85th
2TB
90th
114
85th
0.25
94th
77
2nd
$82
50th
48
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $165
Samples 945
55
96th
91.7
97th
87.9
54 ↔ 111
97th
6TB
98th
150
97th
0.03
75th
38
95th
$165
20th
49
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $141
Samples 2.4k
55
96th
94.6
98th
92.7
64 ↔ 112
98th
5TB
97th
154
98th
0.06
84th
38
95th
$141
25th
50
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010)
Samples 4.1k
54
95th
54.9
33 ↔ 74
75th
1TB
82nd
94.3
76th
0.05
80th
106
0th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $365Nvidia GTX 1070 $335Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $67
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $95
Intel Core i5-8600K $250Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $129SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $82G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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