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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(37.3)
Avg. bench(44.9)
Capacity(966)
Write(76.6)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(56)
Price(116)
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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 118k
104
100th
66.8
83rd
93.2
57 ↔ 115
98th
1TB
82nd
147
96th
3.13
100th
26
97th
$40
85th
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85
Samples 23k
83
100th
97.8
99th
96.5
62 ↔ 115
99th
3TB
93rd
139
93rd
0.41
96th
26
97th
$85
48th
3
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40
Samples 757k
81
100th
58.5
76th
81.5
49 ↔ 106
93rd
1TB
82nd
138
92nd
11.4
100th
77
2nd
$40
85th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $45
Samples 104k
79
100th
126
100th
98.1
68 ↔ 115
99th
2TB
90th
144
95th
2.62
99th
26
97th
$45
81st
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $42
Samples 485k
76
100th
59.8
77th
88.3
56 ↔ 114
96th
1TB
82nd
138
92nd
6.29
100th
84
1st
$42
83rd
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $48
Samples 72k
74
99th
48.4
70th
80.8
54 ↔ 106
92nd
1TB
82nd
140
94th
0.97
99th
61
4th
$48
77th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $90
Samples 8.8k
72
99th
109
99th
85.5
53 ↔ 106
95th
4TB
96th
131
91st
0.15
90th
26
97th
$90
44th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $118
Samples 32k
71
99th
42.1
64th
86.4
57 ↔ 111
96th
2TB
90th
154
98th
0.47
97th
61
4th
$118
33rd
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 1.9k
68
99th
97.9
66 ↔ 124
99th
6TB
98th
202
100th
0.03
77th
41
93rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $70
Samples 73k
67
99th
109
99th
88.7
55 ↔ 113
97th
3TB
93rd
129
90th
0.84
98th
86
1st
$70
58th
11
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2.7k
65
99th
95.2
68 ↔ 117
99th
1TB
82nd
161
98th
0.04
77th
79
1st
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $85
Samples 12k
65
99th
93.3
97th
92.1
62 ↔ 110
98th
3TB
93rd
159
98th
0.28
95th
37
95th
$85
48th
13
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $95
Samples 27k
63
99th
51.6
72nd
85.5
50 ↔ 111
95th
2TB
90th
143
95th
0.48
97th
26
97th
$95
41st
14
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $55
Samples 13k
63
99th
96
98th
92.1
60 ↔ 112
98th
2TB
90th
163
99th
0.36
96th
37
95th
$55
71st
15
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $72
Samples 12k
63
99th
33
58th
82.6
47 ↔ 111
93rd
1TB
82nd
146
95th
0.31
95th
26
97th
$72
56th
16
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $110
Samples 30k
63
99th
43.4
66th
83.2
49 ↔ 110
94th
2TB
90th
139
93rd
0.4
97th
63
3rd
$110
35th
17
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $130
Samples 2.7k
62
98th
74.1
87th
83.9
55 ↔ 105
94th
4TB
96th
144
95th
0.04
77th
48
92nd
$130
28th
18
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $65
Samples 271k
62
98th
77.5
90th
88.1
48 ↔ 114
96th
2TB
90th
134
91st
3
99th
86
1st
$65
62nd
19
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $70
Samples 38k
62
98th
33
58th
80.6
43 ↔ 109
92nd
1TB
82nd
139
93rd
0.47
97th
63
3rd
$70
58th
20
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $92
Samples 29k
62
98th
80.6
91st
86.1
56 ↔ 108
95th
3TB
93rd
152
97th
0.42
96th
70
2nd
$92
43rd
21
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $4,007
Samples 2.5k
61
98th
2.03
11th
70.9
46 ↔ 91
88th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.03
73rd
59
15th
$4,007
0th
22
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $105
Samples 3.4k
61
98th
95.2
98th
87.1
60 ↔ 105
96th
4TB
96th
148
96th
0.06
83rd
37
95th
$105
36th
23
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $42
Samples 189k
61
98th
53.8
73rd
78.7
36 ↔ 106
91st
1TB
82nd
139
93rd
3.25
100th
70
2nd
$42
83rd
24
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $199
Samples 3.4k
60
98th
56
75th
97.1
66 ↔ 115
99th
4TB
96th
173
99th
0.08
86th
29
96th
$199
14th
25
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $41
Samples 33k
60
98th
59
77th
84.2
45 ↔ 108
94th
1TB
82nd
147
96th
0.83
98th
37
95th
$41
84th
26
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $64
Samples 26k
60
98th
21.8
49th
48.7
22 ↔ 64
67th
1TB
82nd
88.2
72nd
0.36
96th
68
3rd
$64
63rd
27
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 6.8k
60
98th
73.1
43 ↔ 95
89th
4TB
96th
117
86th
0.1
86th
63
3rd
28
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 167
60
98th
84.5
59 ↔ 100
95th
4TB
96th
141
94th
0
59th
52
89th
29
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $69
Samples 88k
59
97th
72.3
87th
86.4
54 ↔ 110
96th
2TB
90th
155
98th
1.38
99th
70
2nd
$69
60th
30
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $110
Samples 1.3k
58
97th
94.8
97th
90.8
57 ↔ 108
97th
4TB
96th
155
98th
0.03
73rd
26
97th
$110
35th
31
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $79
Samples 100k
57
97th
20.3
47th
55.9
37 ↔ 74
76th
1TB
82nd
94.6
75th
0.89
98th
105
0th
$79
53rd
32
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $60
Samples 46k
57
97th
66
82nd
68.9
46 ↔ 86
87th
2TB
90th
116
86th
0.89
98th
39
94th
$60
67th
33
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $89
Samples 15k
57
97th
70.4
85th
72.7
46 ↔ 99
88th
3TB
93rd
122
88th
0.22
93rd
39
94th
$89
46th
34
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $80
Samples 12k
57
97th
114
100th
79.7
51 ↔ 101
92nd
4TB
96th
133
91st
0.29
95th
39
94th
$80
51st
35
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $29
Samples 1.5k
57
97th
41.7
64th
84.3
36 ↔ 113
95th
500GB
62nd
132
91st
0.06
83rd
28
96th
$29
94th
36
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $120
Samples 8.7k
57
97th
71.8
86th
74.9
47 ↔ 98
89th
4TB
96th
125
89th
0.18
92nd
62
3rd
$120
31st
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.3k
56
96th
60.2
29 ↔ 79
81st
1TB
82nd
80
63rd
0.01
68th
64
3rd
38
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $299
Samples 1.5k
56
96th
28.8
54th
75.1
55 ↔ 92
89th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.03
68th
72
2nd
$299
5th
39
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $44
Samples 12k
56
96th
42.8
65th
65.8
38 ↔ 88
85th
1TB
82nd
115
85th
0.22
93rd
42
93rd
$44
82nd
40
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $90
Samples 3.5k
56
96th
54.2
73rd
85
47 ↔ 114
95th
2TB
90th
149
96th
0.06
83rd
83
1st
$90
44th
41
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $54
Samples 4k
56
96th
67.3
83rd
63.3
37 ↔ 85
83rd
2TB
90th
111
84th
0.07
86th
52
89th
$54
72nd
42
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $90
Samples 20k
56
96th
62.8
80th
65.6
41 ↔ 88
84th
3TB
93rd
111
84th
0.22
93rd
76
2nd
$90
44th
43
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $65
Samples 54k
55
96th
26.1
52nd
59.1
33 ↔ 77
80th
1TB
82nd
85
68th
0.56
97th
109
0th
$65
62nd
44
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $160
Samples 948
55
96th
94.3
97th
87.6
56 ↔ 110
96th
6TB
98th
150
97th
0.03
73rd
37
95th
$160
21st
45
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $125
Samples 2.2k
55
96th
105
99th
91.8
64 ↔ 112
98th
5TB
97th
154
98th
0.06
78th
37
95th
$125
30th
46
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $289
Samples 82
55
96th
90.2
96th
90.9
56 ↔ 115
97th
10TB
100th
157
98th
0
38th
26
97th
$289
6th
47
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $249
Samples 1.6k
55
96th
72.2
87th
104
75 ↔ 122
100th
6TB
98th
187
99th
0.03
77th
23
98th
$249
9th
48
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $50
Samples 38k
55
96th
109
100th
63.5
42 ↔ 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
107
82nd
0.31
95th
91
1st
$50
75th
49
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $85
Samples 17k
55
96th
45.3
68th
67.1
44 ↔ 87
85th
2TB
90th
113
85th
0.26
94th
76
2nd
$85
49th
50
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010)
Samples 4.1k
54
95th
55.3
35 ↔ 73
75th
1TB
82nd
94.6
75th
0.04
77th
105
0th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $340Nvidia GTX 1070 $329Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $77
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $220Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $237Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $799Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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