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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(50.2)
Value(33)
Avg. bench(43.9)
Capacity(990)
Write(73.9)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(123)
Price(96.8)
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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
82nd
92.3
60 - 113
99th
1TB
81st
144
96th
7.59
100th
94
97th
$39
83rd
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $22
Samples 3.1M
64
100th
74.2
95th
83.4
52 - 109
94th
1TB
81st
140
95th
14.2
100th
145
2nd
$22
98th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $62
Samples 462k
60
100th
59.5
90th
91.6
63 - 114
99th
2TB
89th
130
92nd
2.01
99th
94
97th
$62
61st
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77
Samples 112k
59
100th
71.4
94th
92.1
60 - 114
99th
3TB
93rd
131
92nd
0.36
97th
94
97th
$77
51st
5
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $45
Samples 240k
58
100th
36.6
74th
82.3
50 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
136
94th
0.87
98th
129
4th
$45
77th
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
4.85
100th
152
1st
$28
94th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $141
Samples 34k
57
99th
46.6
81st
82.4
52 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
126
90th
0.13
93rd
94
97th
$141
20th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $63
Samples 144k
57
99th
56.2
88th
88.5
60 - 112
97th
2TB
89th
161
99th
0.49
96th
129
4th
$63
60th
9
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 8.1k
55
99th
94.6
67 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
159
98th
0.02
71st
147
1st
10
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $200
Samples 5.4k
55
99th
54.9
87th
91.6
61 - 118
98th
6TB
98th
197
100th
0.01
71st
109
93rd
$200
10th
11
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $85
Samples 133k
55
99th
39.6
77th
84.5
53 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
135
93rd
0.41
97th
94
97th
$85
44th
12
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $75
Samples 235k
55
99th
70.6
94th
88.3
56 - 113
97th
3TB
93rd
127
90th
0.65
98th
154
1st
$75
52nd
13
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB
Samples 105k
54
99th
83.2
48 - 112
94th
1TB
81st
134
93rd
0.28
96th
131
3rd
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $99
Samples 94k
54
99th
33.5
72nd
83
43 - 108
94th
2TB
89th
129
91st
0.16
94th
131
3rd
$99
36th
15
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $45
Samples 815k
54
99th
78.4
96th
88.2
51 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
130
92nd
2.39
99th
154
1st
$45
77th
16
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB
Samples 100k
54
99th
87.9
58 - 108
97th
2TB
89th
155
98th
0.49
98th
105
94th
17
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $149
Samples 10k
54
99th
43.9
80th
81.8
55 - 104
93rd
4TB
96th
140
95th
0.03
84th
116
92nd
$149
18th
18
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $99
Samples 74k
54
99th
52.5
86th
86.6
56 - 108
96th
3TB
93rd
151
97th
0.3
95th
105
94th
$99
36th
19
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $133
Samples 23k
54
99th
50.4
84th
84
57 - 104
94th
4TB
96th
146
96th
0.11
86th
105
94th
$133
24th
20
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $32
Samples 318k
54
99th
51.8
85th
84.1
52 - 107
95th
1TB
81st
143
96th
2.03
99th
105
94th
$32
90th
21
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $80
Samples 85k
53
98th
63.8
92nd
84.7
51 - 107
95th
3TB
93rd
148
96th
0.31
97th
138
2nd
$80
49th
22
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013)
Samples 55k
53
98th
74.9
46 - 100
89th
4TB
96th
125
90th
0.19
94th
130
3rd
23
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $60
Samples 7.9k
53
98th
97.4
99th
73
47 - 92
89th
4TB
96th
128
91st
0.03
71st
127
15th
$60
63rd
24
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 66k
53
98th
81.8
39 - 111
93rd
1TB
81st
134
93rd
0.22
92nd
94
97th
25
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $48
Samples 695k
53
98th
72.4
95th
86.9
53 - 106
96th
2TB
89th
142
96th
6.55
100th
75+
100th
$48
74th
26
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $34
Samples 64k
53
98th
28.1
67th
48.5
19 - 65
68th
1TB
81st
83.7
68th
0.12
94th
136
3rd
$34
88th
27
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $24
Samples 763k
53
98th
70
94th
84
47 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
142
96th
3.39
100th
138
2nd
$24
96th
28
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $160
Samples 679
53
98th
42.1
79th
84.1
59 - 101
95th
4TB
96th
140
95th
0
71st
120
89th
$160
15th
29
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $85
Samples 124k
53
98th
75.5
96th
80.2
49 - 101
92nd
4TB
96th
130
92nd
0.61
98th
107
93rd
$85
45th
30
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $90
Samples 26k
53
98th
79.7
97th
89.6
62 - 108
98th
4TB
96th
153
98th
0.15
96th
94
97th
$90
41st
31
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $190
Samples 9.8k
53
98th
38.9
76th
92.4
68 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
165
99th
0.06
87th
97
95th
$190
11th
32
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $280
Samples 1.2k
53
98th
96.6
99th
113
72 - 138
100th
12TB
100th
197
100th
0.02
71st
79+
99th
$280
4th
33
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $54
Samples 344k
53
98th
62.9
91st
85.7
49 - 108
96th
2TB
89th
151
97th
1.45
99th
138
2nd
$54
68th
34
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 19k
53
98th
72.5
44 - 94
88th
4TB
96th
107
83rd
0.05
71st
131
3rd
35
Compare HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
Samples 546k
52
97th
59.1
35 - 75
81st
1TB
81st
102
80th
1.65
99th
127+
17th
36
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB
Samples 5.5k
52
97th
86.8
58 - 109
96th
6TB
98th
149
97th
0.01
84th
105
94th
37
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Samples 138k
52
97th
59.2
39 - 75
81st
1TB
81st
86.2
71st
0.19
94th
177
0th
38
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 12k
52
97th
88.2
63 - 109
97th
5TB
97th
148
96th
0.02
87th
105
94th
39
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $110
Samples 12k
52
97th
32.4
71st
89
56 - 113
97th
2TB
89th
153
98th
0.08
71st
151
1st
$110
30th
40
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $58
Samples 257k
52
97th
19.6
58th
56.8
35 - 76
78th
1TB
81st
93.9
76th
0.45
97th
173
0th
$58
65th
41
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $20
Samples 574k
52
97th
29.6
68th
58.4
27 - 88
80th
500GB
61st
99.3
79th
1.87
99th
127+
10th
$20
99th
42
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $69
Samples 253k
52
97th
37.6
75th
64.8
40 - 84
84th
2TB
89th
107
83rd
1
98th
107
93rd
$69
57th
43
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $100
Samples 75k
52
97th
42.4
79th
70.6
46 - 96
88th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.26
94th
107
93rd
$100
34th
44
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $178
Samples 396
52
97th
90.2
98th
80.2
47 - 111
92nd
10TB
100th
124
89th
0
47th
94
97th
$178
12th
45
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $25
Samples 16k
52
97th
32.4
71st
80.9
35 - 114
93rd
500GB
61st
118
87th
0.11
91st
96
95th
$25
96th
46
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $230
Samples 6.4k
52
97th
51
84th
97.8
64 - 121
99th
6TB
98th
173
99th
0.02
80th
91
97th
$230
7th
47
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $66
Samples 212k
52
97th
30.9
69th
50.9
31 - 67
72nd
2TB
89th
85
70th
0.38
98th
159
1st
$66
59th
48
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $94
Samples 64k
52
97th
28.1
67th
66.4
45 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.21
94th
144
2nd
$94
39th
49
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $59
Samples 112k
52
97th
63.4
92nd
62.3
40 - 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
102
80th
0.24
95th
159
1st
$59
64th
50
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $91
Samples 68k
52
97th
44.2
80th
67.3
42 - 88
86th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.19
95th
144
2nd
$91
40th
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