UserBenchmark

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(32.1)
Avg. bench(43.9)
Capacity(990)
Write(73.9)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(121)
Price(93.1)
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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 1.1M
68
100th
47.3
81st
92.3
60 - 113
99th
1TB
81st
144
96th
6.99
100th
92
97th
$39
84th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32
Samples 3.1M
64
100th
52.2
85th
83.4
52 - 109
94th
1TB
81st
140
95th
13.5
100th
143
2nd
$32
91st
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $62
Samples 462k
60
100th
59.5
90th
91.6
63 - 114
99th
2TB
89th
130
92nd
1.9
99th
92
97th
$62
60th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $89
Samples 112k
59
100th
61.9
91st
92.1
60 - 114
99th
3TB
93rd
131
92nd
0.49
97th
92
97th
$89
41st
5
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $40
Samples 240k
58
100th
41.2
77th
82.3
50 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
136
94th
0.56
98th
127
4th
$40
81st
6
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $28
Samples 1.5M
58
100th
63.7
92nd
89.2
55 - 112
97th
1TB
81st
133
93rd
4.46
100th
150
1st
$28
94th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $112
Samples 34k
57
99th
58.7
90th
82.4
52 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
126
90th
0.13
93rd
92
97th
$112
29th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $51
Samples 144k
57
99th
69.4
94th
88.5
60 - 112
97th
2TB
89th
161
99th
0.59
96th
127
4th
$51
69th
9
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 8.1k
55
99th
94.6
67 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
159
98th
0.03
71st
145
1st
10
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $280
Samples 5.4k
55
99th
39.2
76th
91.6
61 - 118
98th
6TB
98th
197
100th
0.01
71st
107
92nd
$280
3rd
11
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)
Samples 133k
55
99th
84.5
53 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
135
93rd
0.2
97th
92
97th
12
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $60
Samples 235k
55
99th
88.3
97th
88.3
56 - 113
97th
3TB
93rd
127
90th
0.66
98th
152
1st
$60
61st
13
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $149
Samples 10k
54
99th
43.9
79th
81.8
55 - 104
93rd
4TB
96th
140
95th
0.13
84th
114
92nd
$149
18th
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $166
Samples 94k
54
99th
20.1
59th
83
43 - 108
94th
2TB
89th
129
91st
0.23
94th
129
3rd
$166
14th
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $45
Samples 105k
54
99th
36.9
74th
83.2
48 - 112
94th
1TB
81st
134
93rd
0.43
96th
129
3rd
$45
76th
16
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $137
Samples 23k
54
99th
48.9
82nd
84
57 - 104
94th
4TB
96th
146
96th
0.03
86th
103
94th
$137
22nd
17
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $38
Samples 815k
54
99th
92.9
98th
88.2
51 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
130
92nd
2.07
99th
152
1st
$38
84th
18
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $45
Samples 318k
54
99th
37.4
74th
84.1
52 - 107
95th
1TB
81st
143
96th
2.07
99th
103
94th
$45
76th
19
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB
Samples 100k
54
99th
87.9
58 - 108
97th
2TB
89th
155
98th
0.46
98th
103
94th
20
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $99
Samples 74k
54
99th
52.5
86th
86.6
56 - 108
96th
3TB
93rd
151
97th
0.39
95th
103
94th
$99
36th
21
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $188
Samples 679
53
98th
35.7
72nd
84.1
59 - 101
95th
4TB
96th
140
95th
0.01
71st
118
89th
$188
11th
22
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 19k
53
98th
72.5
44 - 94
88th
4TB
96th
107
83rd
0.2
71st
129
3rd
23
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $59
Samples 344k
53
98th
58.1
89th
85.7
49 - 108
96th
2TB
89th
151
97th
1.84
99th
136
2nd
$59
63rd
24
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $28
Samples 763k
53
98th
59.8
90th
84
47 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
142
96th
3.67
100th
136
2nd
$28
94th
25
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $80
Samples 85k
53
98th
63.7
92nd
84.7
51 - 107
95th
3TB
93rd
148
96th
0.36
97th
136
2nd
$80
48th
26
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $85
Samples 124k
53
98th
75.5
96th
80.2
49 - 101
92nd
4TB
96th
130
92nd
0.59
98th
105
93rd
$85
44th
27
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $80
Samples 55k
53
98th
74.9
95th
74.9
46 - 100
89th
4TB
96th
125
90th
0.26
94th
128
3rd
$80
47th
28
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $60
Samples 7.9k
53
98th
97.3
98th
73
47 - 92
89th
4TB
96th
128
91st
0.04
71st
125
15th
$60
61st
29
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $120
Samples 9.8k
53
98th
61.6
91st
92.4
68 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
165
99th
0.03
87th
95
95th
$120
27th
30
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 66k
53
98th
81.8
39 - 111
93rd
1TB
81st
134
93rd
0.13
92nd
92
97th
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $95
Samples 26k
53
98th
75.5
96th
89.6
62 - 108
98th
4TB
96th
153
98th
0.2
96th
92
97th
$95
37th
32
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $270
Samples 1.2k
53
98th
100
98th
113
72 - 138
100th
12TB
100th
197
100th
0.01
71st
77+
99th
$270
4th
33
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $45
Samples 695k
53
98th
77.6
96th
86.9
53 - 106
96th
2TB
89th
142
96th
6.99
100th
74+
100th
$45
77th
34
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $41
Samples 64k
53
98th
23.6
62nd
48.5
19 - 65
68th
1TB
81st
83.7
68th
0.16
94th
134
3rd
$41
80th
35
Compare HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
Samples 546k
52
97th
59.1
35 - 75
81st
1TB
81st
102
80th
1.84
99th
125+
17th
36
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 12k
52
97th
88.2
63 - 109
97th
5TB
97th
148
96th
0.03
87th
103
94th
37
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB
Samples 5.5k
52
97th
86.8
58 - 109
96th
6TB
98th
149
97th
0.03
84th
103
94th
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Samples 138k
52
97th
59.2
39 - 75
81st
1TB
81st
86.2
71st
0.23
94th
175
0th
39
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $90
Samples 68k
52
97th
44.9
80th
67.3
42 - 88
86th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.1
95th
142
2nd
$90
40th
40
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $121
Samples 12k
52
97th
29.4
67th
89
56 - 113
97th
2TB
89th
153
98th
0.06
71st
149
1st
$121
27th
41
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $60
Samples 112k
52
97th
62.4
91st
62.3
40 - 83
82nd
3TB
93rd
102
80th
0.23
95th
157
1st
$60
61st
42
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $23
Samples 574k
52
97th
25.5
65th
58.4
27 - 88
80th
500GB
61st
99.3
79th
2.13
99th
125+
10th
$23
98th
43
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $67
Samples 19k
52
97th
39.5
76th
66.2
39 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
115
86th
0.07
91st
118
89th
$67
56th
44
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $58
Samples 253k
52
97th
45
80th
64.8
40 - 84
84th
2TB
89th
107
83rd
0.79
98th
105
93rd
$58
64th
45
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $80
Samples 75k
52
97th
52.9
86th
70.6
46 - 96
88th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.33
94th
105
93rd
$80
47th
46
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $139
Samples 396
52
97th
115
99th
80.2
47 - 111
92nd
10TB
100th
124
89th
0
47th
92
97th
$139
22nd
47
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $24
Samples 16k
52
97th
33.7
71st
80.9
35 - 114
93rd
500GB
61st
118
87th
0.16
91st
94
95th
$24
97th
48
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $235
Samples 6.4k
52
97th
49.9
83rd
97.8
64 - 121
99th
6TB
98th
173
99th
0.02
80th
89
97th
$235
6th
49
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $60
Samples 212k
52
97th
34
71st
50.9
31 - 67
72nd
2TB
89th
85
70th
0.3
98th
157
1st
$60
62nd
50
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $93
Samples 64k
52
97th
28.5
66th
66.4
45 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.33
94th
142
2nd
$93
38th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-13600K $273Nvidia RTX 4060 $293Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-12600K $171Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i3-12100F $80Nvidia RTX 4070 $500Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $45
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $39SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $48SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $62G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $351SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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