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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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Seller
User rating(50.2)
Value(28.4)
Avg. bench(43.9)
Capacity(990)
Write(73.9)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(104)
Price(102)
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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) $43
Samples 1.1M
68
100th
43.2
81st
92.3
60 - 113
99th
1TB
81st
144
96th
6.8
100th
74
97th
$43
78th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $29
Samples 3.1M
64
100th
57.5
91st
83.4
52 - 109
94th
1TB
81st
140
95th
14
100th
125
2nd
$29
93rd
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $77
Samples 462k
60
100th
47.6
84th
91.6
63 - 114
99th
2TB
89th
130
91st
2.18
99th
74
97th
$77
49th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 112k
60
100th
92.1
60 - 114
99th
3TB
93rd
131
92nd
0.33
97th
74
97th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $31
Samples 1.5M
58
100th
56.7
90th
89.2
55 - 112
97th
1TB
81st
133
92nd
4.86
100th
132
1st
$31
91st
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $64
Samples 240k
58
100th
25.6
64th
82.3
50 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
136
94th
0.86
98th
109
4th
$64
58th
7
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $72
Samples 144k
57
99th
49.1
85th
88.5
60 - 112
97th
2TB
89th
161
99th
0.6
96th
109
4th
$72
52nd
8
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $125
Samples 34k
57
99th
52.8
88th
82.4
52 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
126
90th
0.15
93rd
74
97th
$125
27th
9
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 8.1k
55
99th
94.6
67 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
159
98th
0.03
71st
127
1st
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $73
Samples 235k
55
99th
72.6
96th
88.3
56 - 113
97th
3TB
93rd
127
90th
0.55
98th
134
1st
$73
52nd
11
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $296
Samples 5.4k
55
99th
37.1
75th
91.6
61 - 118
98th
6TB
98th
197
100th
0.03
71st
89
93rd
$296
4th
12
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)
Samples 133k
55
99th
84.5
53 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
135
93rd
0.45
97th
74
97th
13
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $165
Samples 10k
54
99th
39.7
78th
81.8
55 - 104
93rd
4TB
96th
140
95th
0.03
84th
96
92nd
$165
15th
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $108
Samples 94k
54
99th
30.8
69th
83
43 - 108
94th
2TB
89th
129
91st
0.37
94th
111
3rd
$108
31st
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB
Samples 105k
54
99th
83.2
48 - 112
94th
1TB
81st
134
93rd
0.33
96th
111
3rd
16
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
Samples 85k
54
99th
84.7
51 - 107
95th
3TB
93rd
148
96th
0.37
97th
118
2nd
17
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $55
Samples 815k
54
99th
64.2
94th
88.2
51 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
130
91st
2.86
99th
134
1st
$55
65th
18
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $112
Samples 100k
54
99th
31.4
70th
87.9
58 - 108
97th
2TB
89th
155
98th
0.49
98th
85
94th
$112
30th
19
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $85
Samples 74k
54
99th
61.4
92nd
86.6
56 - 108
96th
3TB
93rd
151
97th
0.27
95th
85
94th
$85
45th
20
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $73
Samples 318k
54
99th
23
62nd
84.1
52 - 107
95th
1TB
81st
143
96th
1.75
99th
85
94th
$73
52nd
21
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 19k
53
98th
72.5
44 - 94
88th
4TB
96th
107
83rd
0.02
71st
111
3rd
22
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $70
Samples 64k
53
98th
13.9
52nd
48.5
19 - 65
68th
1TB
81st
83.7
68th
0.14
94th
116
3rd
$70
54th
23
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $179
Samples 679
53
98th
37.6
76th
84.1
59 - 101
95th
4TB
96th
140
95th
0.01
71st
100
89th
$179
14th
24
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $65
Samples 344k
53
98th
53
88th
85.7
49 - 108
96th
2TB
89th
151
97th
1.55
99th
118
2nd
$65
58th
25
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $70
Samples 124k
53
98th
91.6
98th
80.2
49 - 101
92nd
4TB
96th
130
91st
0.57
98th
87
93rd
$70
54th
26
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $147
Samples 55k
53
98th
40.7
79th
74.9
46 - 100
89th
4TB
96th
125
89th
0.24
94th
110
3rd
$147
20th
27
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $25
Samples 763k
53
98th
67.2
95th
84
47 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
142
96th
3.39
100th
118
2nd
$25
96th
28
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $149
Samples 23k
53
98th
45.1
82nd
84
57 - 104
94th
4TB
96th
146
96th
0.11
86th
85
94th
$149
19th
29
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $150
Samples 7.9k
53
98th
38.9
77th
73
47 - 92
89th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.01
71st
107
15th
$150
18th
30
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016)
Samples 9.8k
53
98th
92.4
68 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
165
99th
0.05
87th
77
95th
31
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 66k
53
98th
81.8
39 - 111
93rd
1TB
81st
134
93rd
0.18
92nd
74
97th
32
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $75
Samples 26k
53
98th
95.6
99th
89.6
62 - 108
98th
4TB
96th
153
98th
0.21
97th
74
97th
$75
50th
33
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $304
Samples 1.2k
53
98th
89
98th
113
72 - 138
100th
12TB
100th
197
100th
0.01
71st
59+
99th
$304
3rd
34
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $48
Samples 695k
53
98th
72.4
96th
86.9
53 - 106
96th
2TB
89th
142
96th
5.53
100th
56+
100th
$48
73rd
35
Compare HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
Samples 546k
52
97th
59.1
35 - 75
81st
1TB
81st
102
80th
1.71
99th
107+
17th
36
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Samples 138k
52
97th
59.2
39 - 75
81st
1TB
81st
86.2
71st
0.26
94th
157
0th
37
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $86
Samples 68k
52
97th
46.7
83rd
67.3
42 - 88
86th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.18
95th
124
2nd
$86
43rd
38
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $126
Samples 12k
52
97th
28.2
67th
89
56 - 113
97th
2TB
89th
153
98th
0.04
71st
131
1st
$126
26th
39
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011)
Samples 112k
52
97th
62.3
40 - 83
82nd
3TB
93rd
102
80th
0.29
96th
139
1st
40
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $86
Samples 19k
52
97th
31
69th
66.2
39 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
115
86th
0.03
91st
100
89th
$86
43rd
41
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $17
Samples 574k
52
97th
34.3
73rd
58.4
27 - 88
80th
500GB
61st
99.3
79th
1.48
99th
107+
10th
$17
99th
42
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $72
Samples 64k
52
97th
36.9
75th
66.4
45 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.24
94th
124
2nd
$72
52nd
43
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $57
Samples 253k
52
97th
45.5
82nd
64.8
40 - 84
84th
2TB
89th
107
83rd
1.06
98th
87
93rd
$57
63rd
44
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $60
Samples 75k
52
97th
70.6
96th
70.6
46 - 96
88th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.28
94th
87
93rd
$60
60th
45
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $74
Samples 212k
52
97th
27.5
66th
50.9
31 - 67
72nd
2TB
89th
85
70th
0.33
98th
139
1st
$74
51st
46
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $50
Samples 257k
52
97th
22.7
62nd
56.8
35 - 76
78th
1TB
81st
93.9
76th
0.53
97th
153
0th
$50
69th
47
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $212
Samples 4.1k
52
97th
28
66th
74.1
49 - 93
89th
4TB
96th
124
89th
0
71st
120
2nd
$212
10th
48
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $200
Samples 12k
52
97th
44.1
82nd
88.2
63 - 109
97th
5TB
97th
148
96th
0.03
87th
85
94th
$200
11th
49
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB
Samples 5.5k
52
97th
86.8
58 - 109
96th
6TB
98th
149
97th
0.01
84th
85
94th
50
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $250
Samples 412
52
97th
65.2
94th
81.5
46 - 116
93rd
10TB
100th
131
92nd
0
47th
74
97th
$250
6th
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $77G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $453SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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