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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(28.1)
Avg. bench(43.9)
Capacity(990)
Write(74)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(100)
Price(99.5)
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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) $39
Samples 1M
68
100th
47.6
84th
92.6
63 - 113
99th
1TB
81st
145
96th
6.35
100th
71
97th
$39
83rd
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33
Samples 3M
63
100th
49.8
86th
82.1
51 - 108
93rd
1TB
81st
137
94th
11.8
100th
122
2nd
$33
89th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $51
Samples 517k
60
100th
72.3
96th
91.4
62 - 114
98th
2TB
89th
132
92nd
1.73
99th
71
97th
$51
67th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 109k
60
100th
91.9
62 - 114
99th
3TB
93rd
130
91st
0.31
96th
71
97th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $31
Samples 1.5M
58
100th
57.5
91st
89.2
55 - 112
97th
1TB
81st
133
92nd
4.71
100th
129
1st
$31
92nd
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $50
Samples 231k
58
100th
33
72nd
82.4
54 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
138
94th
0.72
98th
106
4th
$50
68th
7
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $78
Samples 155k
57
99th
45.4
82nd
88
59 - 112
97th
2TB
89th
161
99th
0.49
98th
106
4th
$78
51st
8
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $159
Samples 33k
57
99th
41.8
80th
83.1
54 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
126
90th
0.09
90th
71
97th
$159
17th
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $279
Samples 5.4k
56
99th
39.3
77th
91.6
61 - 118
99th
6TB
98th
197
100th
0.01
65th
86
93rd
$279
5th
10
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 8.6k
55
99th
95.6
69 - 118
99th
1TB
81st
160
98th
0.03
81st
124
1st
11
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $80
Samples 198k
55
99th
66.6
95th
88.7
55 - 115
97th
3TB
93rd
128
90th
0.51
97th
131
1st
$80
47th
12
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)
Samples 127k
55
99th
85
56 - 111
95th
2TB
89th
137
94th
0.38
97th
71
97th
13
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $165
Samples 10k
54
99th
39.8
78th
82
55 - 103
93rd
4TB
96th
140
95th
0.04
86th
93
92nd
$165
16th
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $85
Samples 91k
54
99th
38.8
77th
82.5
44 - 109
94th
2TB
89th
129
91st
0.24
94th
108
3rd
$85
44th
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB
Samples 100k
54
99th
82.5
49 - 110
94th
1TB
81st
133
92nd
0.33
96th
108
3rd
16
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $106
Samples 84k
54
99th
48.2
85th
85.1
55 - 107
95th
3TB
93rd
147
96th
0.28
95th
115
2nd
$106
32nd
17
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $43
Samples 754k
54
99th
82.5
98th
88.4
56 - 115
97th
2TB
89th
129
91st
2.29
99th
131
1st
$43
77th
18
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $179
Samples 72k
54
99th
29
67th
86.5
58 - 108
96th
3TB
93rd
152
97th
0.36
97th
82
94th
$179
14th
19
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB
Samples 102k
54
99th
87.8
59 - 109
97th
2TB
89th
154
98th
0.47
97th
82
94th
20
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $47
Samples 309k
54
99th
35.6
73rd
84.2
52 - 107
95th
1TB
81st
144
96th
1.76
99th
82
94th
$47
72nd
21
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 19k
53
98th
72.8
45 - 94
89th
4TB
96th
105
82nd
0.04
81st
108
3rd
22
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $181
Samples 671
53
98th
37.1
74th
84.1
59 - 101
95th
4TB
96th
140
95th
0
46th
97
89th
$181
13th
23
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $75
Samples 69k
53
98th
13
51st
48.8
25 - 64
68th
1TB
81st
85.6
70th
0.16
93rd
113
3rd
$75
52nd
24
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $147
Samples 51k
53
98th
41
79th
75.3
44 - 100
90th
4TB
96th
126
90th
0.2
94th
107
3rd
$147
20th
25
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $56
Samples 337k
53
98th
62.1
93rd
87.1
57 - 109
96th
2TB
89th
154
98th
1.24
99th
115
2nd
$56
63rd
26
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $85
Samples 142k
53
98th
75.2
97th
79.9
53 - 100
92nd
4TB
96th
131
92nd
0.59
98th
84
93rd
$85
44th
27
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $30
Samples 818k
53
98th
53.9
89th
82.2
45 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
140
95th
3.07
100th
115
2nd
$30
92nd
28
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $149
Samples 24k
53
98th
45.7
83rd
85.1
62 - 104
95th
4TB
96th
148
97th
0.1
91st
82
94th
$149
19th
29
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $150
Samples 7.8k
53
98th
39
77th
73.1
47 - 92
89th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.02
73rd
104
15th
$150
18th
30
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $80
Samples 22k
53
98th
90.5
99th
90.5
60 - 108
98th
4TB
96th
154
98th
0.22
94th
71
97th
$80
48th
31
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $198
Samples 9.4k
53
98th
37.6
75th
93
70 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
165
99th
0.04
81st
74
95th
$198
12th
32
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 61k
53
98th
81.6
44 - 110
93rd
1TB
81st
135
93rd
0.22
93rd
71
97th
33
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $305
Samples 1.2k
53
98th
88.8
99th
113
72 - 138
100th
12TB
100th
197
100th
0.01
65th
56+
99th
$305
3rd
34
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $45
Samples 624k
53
98th
75.4
97th
85.7
55 - 108
96th
2TB
89th
143
96th
5.26
100th
52+
100th
$45
73rd
35
Compare HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
Samples 582k
52
97th
59.1
33 - 75
81st
1TB
81st
102
80th
1.44
99th
104+
17th
36
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 11k
52
97th
88.4
63 - 109
97th
5TB
97th
148
97th
0.04
82nd
82
94th
37
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $90
Samples 140k
52
97th
13.2
52nd
59.5
39 - 76
81st
1TB
81st
85.4
70th
0.27
96th
154
0th
$90
40th
38
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $240
Samples 6.4k
52
97th
49
85th
98
65 - 121
99th
6TB
98th
173
99th
0.01
73rd
68
97th
$240
8th
39
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $55
Samples 70k
52
97th
74
96th
67.8
43 - 88
86th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.24
95th
121
2nd
$55
64th
40
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $85
Samples 116k
52
97th
44.4
81st
62.9
41 - 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
102
80th
0.23
95th
136
1st
$85
44th
41
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $71
Samples 12k
52
97th
50.4
87th
89.5
57 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
153
97th
0.05
86th
128
1st
$71
54th
42
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $20
Samples 569k
52
97th
29.1
67th
56.8
26 - 76
78th
500GB
61st
97.2
78th
2.07
99th
104+
10th
$20
99th
43
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $80
Samples 60k
52
97th
32.8
71st
65.5
40 - 85
84th
2TB
89th
110
84th
0.21
93rd
121
2nd
$80
48th
44
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $88
Samples 19k
52
97th
29.9
68th
65.8
41 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
114
85th
0.09
88th
97
89th
$88
42nd
45
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $77
Samples 228k
52
97th
26.4
65th
50.8
32 - 68
71st
2TB
89th
84.2
69th
0.38
97th
136
1st
$77
51st
46
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $57
Samples 260k
52
97th
46.1
83rd
65.7
41 - 85
85th
2TB
89th
109
83rd
0.83
99th
84
93rd
$57
63rd
47
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $64
Samples 72k
52
97th
65.9
95th
70.4
44 - 95
88th
3TB
93rd
115
85th
0.22
94th
84
93rd
$64
57th
48
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $85
Samples 4k
52
97th
69.7
95th
74
49 - 92
89th
4TB
96th
124
89th
0.01
65th
117
2nd
$85
45th
49
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $50
Samples 254k
52
97th
23.3
63rd
58.2
37 - 78
80th
1TB
81st
97.8
78th
0.48
97th
150
0th
$50
68th
50
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB
Samples 5.4k
52
97th
85.9
58 - 109
96th
6TB
98th
147
96th
0.03
78th
82
94th
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Intel Core i5-12600K $275Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $470Crucial MX500 250GB $40
Intel Core i5-12400F $160Nvidia RTX 3070 $535Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i7-12700K $350Nvidia RTX 3050 $325Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $51G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $449SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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