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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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User rating(50.8)
Value(38.6)
Avg. bench(44.7)
Capacity(990)
Write(75.8)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(62)
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) $44
Samples 204k
107
100th
61
78th
93.6
57 - 116
99th
1TB
81st
145
95th
3.91
100th
32
97th
$44
79th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $41
Samples 1M
85
100th
58.5
76th
83.5
50 - 108
93rd
1TB
81st
141
94th
10.9
100th
83
2nd
$41
81st
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80
Samples 34k
84
100th
105
99th
97.3
60 - 117
99th
3TB
93rd
137
93rd
0.53
97th
32
97th
$80
50th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $55
Samples 183k
81
100th
102
98th
97.2
66 - 116
99th
2TB
89th
141
94th
2.26
99th
32
97th
$55
69th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $39
Samples 622k
78
100th
64.6
80th
87.8
48 - 113
96th
1TB
81st
134
91st
5.71
100th
90
1st
$39
84th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $73
Samples 100k
74
99th
32.4
56th
82.6
53 - 107
93rd
1TB
81st
139
93rd
0.85
98th
67
4th
$73
56th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $89
Samples 11k
72
99th
111
99th
85.7
54 - 107
95th
4TB
96th
129
90th
0.13
90th
32
97th
$89
46th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $90
Samples 54k
71
99th
55.8
74th
87.6
58 - 111
96th
2TB
89th
158
98th
0.56
97th
67
4th
$90
43rd
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 2.3k
68
99th
98
68 - 122
99th
6TB
98th
203
100th
0.02
70th
47
93rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $83
Samples 101k
68
99th
93.5
97th
90.1
58 - 113
97th
3TB
93rd
130
90th
0.79
98th
92
1st
$83
49th
11
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $89
Samples 18k
66
99th
87.4
94th
90.4
62 - 109
97th
3TB
93rd
158
98th
0.3
95th
43
94th
$89
45th
12
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 3.6k
65
99th
94.3
68 - 116
99th
1TB
81st
160
98th
0.02
70th
85
1st
13
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $85
Samples 41k
65
99th
58.4
76th
86.5
54 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
144
95th
0.48
97th
32
97th
$85
48th
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $122
Samples 37k
64
99th
39.3
61st
83.7
47 - 110
94th
2TB
89th
136
92nd
0.29
95th
69
3rd
$122
30th
15
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $80
Samples 36k
63
99th
92.6
96th
86
55 - 108
95th
3TB
93rd
150
96th
0.32
95th
76
2nd
$80
50th
16
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $70
Samples 43k
63
99th
34.4
58th
83.9
48 - 112
94th
1TB
81st
142
94th
0.44
96th
69
3rd
$70
57th
17
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $58
Samples 337k
63
99th
86.5
93rd
88.1
50 - 114
96th
2TB
89th
132
91st
2.75
100th
92
1st
$58
67th
18
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $60
Samples 24k
63
99th
87
94th
90.8
56 - 110
97th
2TB
89th
159
98th
0.37
96th
43
94th
$60
65th
19
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $139
Samples 3.6k
62
98th
69.1
83rd
83.6
56 - 104
94th
4TB
96th
143
95th
0.04
79th
54
92nd
$139
26th
20
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $108
Samples 5.3k
62
98th
95.5
97th
89.9
65 - 107
97th
4TB
96th
154
97th
0.08
85th
43
94th
$108
35th
21
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $70
Samples 19k
62
98th
33.3
57th
81.1
46 - 111
92nd
1TB
81st
145
95th
0.25
94th
32
97th
$70
57th
22
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB
Samples 2.8k
61
98th
72.9
49 - 91
88th
4TB
96th
129
90th
0.01
61st
65
15th
23
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $50
Samples 33k
61
98th
27.4
51st
47.8
21 - 64
65th
1TB
81st
87.6
72nd
0.28
95th
74
3rd
$50
72nd
24
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $40
Samples 67k
61
98th
61.8
78th
86.1
50 - 108
95th
1TB
81st
150
96th
1.26
99th
43
94th
$40
82nd
25
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 227
60
98th
83.8
57 - 102
94th
4TB
96th
139
93rd
0.01
61st
58
89th
26
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $63
Samples 75k
60
98th
63.1
79th
69
44 - 87
87th
2TB
89th
115
85th
1.04
98th
45
93rd
$63
62nd
27
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $37
Samples 282k
60
98th
61.8
78th
79.7
39 - 106
91st
1TB
81st
139
93rd
3.29
100th
76
2nd
$37
86th
28
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $50
Samples 120k
60
98th
97.8
98th
85.2
51 - 108
94th
2TB
89th
152
97th
1.25
99th
76
2nd
$50
72nd
29
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 9k
60
98th
72.7
46 - 95
88th
4TB
96th
114
85th
0.07
85th
69
3rd
30
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $212
Samples 5.1k
60
98th
52.1
71st
96.4
70 - 115
99th
4TB
96th
173
99th
0.05
80th
35
95th
$212
13th
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $110
Samples 2.5k
59
97th
93.8
97th
89.9
61 - 109
97th
4TB
96th
154
97th
0.05
80th
32
97th
$110
34th
32
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $27
Samples 2.8k
58
97th
44.8
66th
84.3
31 - 114
94th
500GB
61st
128
90th
0.07
87th
34
95th
$27
94th
33
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $83
Samples 20k
58
97th
75.1
86th
72.2
43 - 97
88th
3TB
93rd
120
87th
0.23
94th
45
93rd
$83
49th
34
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $50
Samples 124k
57
97th
32.5
56th
56.6
34 - 77
77th
1TB
81st
96.4
77th
0.68
98th
111
0th
$50
72nd
35
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $120
Samples 13k
57
97th
73.7
86th
76.9
45 - 101
90th
4TB
96th
127
89th
0.2
93rd
68
3rd
$120
30th
36
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.5k
56
96th
55.8
16 - 75
76th
1TB
81st
76.3
60th
0.01
61st
70
3rd
37
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $70
Samples 76k
56
96th
25.1
49th
61.2
38 - 77
82nd
1TB
81st
83.1
67th
0.49
97th
115
0th
$70
57th
38
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB
Samples 5k
56
96th
87.1
50 - 114
96th
2TB
89th
152
97th
0.04
79th
89
1st
39
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $80
Samples 24k
56
96th
48.3
69th
67.3
41 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
113
84th
0.23
93rd
82
2nd
$80
52nd
40
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $330
Samples 1.7k
56
96th
25.6
50th
73.5
46 - 92
89th
4TB
96th
125
88th
0.01
70th
78
2nd
$330
3rd
41
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $99
Samples 25k
56
96th
58.4
76th
67.1
42 - 89
85th
3TB
93rd
113
84th
0.23
94th
82
2nd
$99
39th
42
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $70
Samples 5.5k
56
96th
52.9
72nd
64.5
40 - 87
83rd
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.07
87th
58
89th
$70
57th
43
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $90
Samples 23k
56
96th
106
99th
82.8
53 - 102
93rd
4TB
96th
135
92nd
0.42
96th
45
93rd
$90
43rd
44
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $152
Samples 1.4k
56
96th
99.3
98th
87.7
57 - 110
96th
6TB
98th
148
96th
0.02
70th
43
94th
$152
21st
45
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $272
Samples 76
56
96th
84.4
92nd
80
11 - 117
92nd
10TB
100th
131
90th
0
40th
32
97th
$272
7th
46
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016)
Samples 2.4k
55
95th
103
75 - 124
100th
6TB
98th
184
99th
0.02
70th
29
97th
47
Compare Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) $69
Samples 23k
55
95th
128
100th
76.7
49 - 99
90th
4TB
96th
108
82nd
0.23
94th
75
2nd
$69
58th
48
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $104
Samples 45k
55
95th
51.5
71st
62.2
41 - 82
82nd
3TB
93rd
104
81st
0.31
95th
97
1st
$104
36th
49
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $40
Samples 18k
55
95th
49.3
69th
68.7
42 - 90
86th
1TB
81st
118
87th
0.24
94th
48
92nd
$40
82nd
50
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $116
Samples 3.1k
55
95th
113
99th
91.2
58 - 111
98th
5TB
97th
148
96th
0.05
80th
43
94th
$116
32nd
The Best.
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Intel Core i7-8700K $350Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $139Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $208Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $99
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $108Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $41G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $651SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $95SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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