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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(50.9)
Value(22.3)
Avg. bench(44.2)
Capacity(990)
Write(74.9)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(74)
Price(113)
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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 484k
109
100th
43
82nd
92.4
52 - 114
98th
1TB
81st
145
95th
4.8
100th
44
97th
$43
78th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40
Samples 1.7M
90
100th
41.3
81st
82.6
54 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
141
95th
11.6
100th
96
2nd
$40
82nd
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 54k
84
100th
95.1
61 - 115
99th
3TB
93rd
133
91st
0.36
96th
44
97th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80
Samples 300k
82
100th
48
86th
95.9
63 - 115
99th
2TB
89th
139
94th
1.82
99th
44
97th
$80
48th
5
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $73
Samples 150k
78
100th
22.5
60th
81.9
56 - 107
93rd
1TB
81st
137
93rd
0.81
98th
80
4th
$73
53rd
6
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $41
Samples 974k
77
99th
43.3
82nd
89.2
50 - 115
97th
1TB
81st
136
92nd
5.42
100th
103
1st
$41
80th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $118
Samples 19k
73
99th
57.2
93rd
84.8
55 - 106
95th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.11
90th
44
97th
$118
29th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $108
Samples 70k
72
99th
32.1
72nd
86.7
59 - 112
96th
2TB
89th
160
98th
0.47
97th
80
4th
$108
32nd
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $207
Samples 3.6k
69
99th
54.5
90th
93.9
64 - 120
99th
6TB
98th
198
100th
0.01
64th
60
93rd
$207
12th
10
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $112
Samples 76k
68
99th
30.3
70th
84.8
50 - 111
95th
2TB
89th
141
95th
0.44
97th
44
97th
$112
31st
11
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $108
Samples 147k
68
99th
50.4
89th
90.8
56 - 115
98th
3TB
93rd
130
90th
0.71
98th
105
1st
$108
32nd
12
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 4.3k
66
99th
96
70 - 118
99th
1TB
81st
161
98th
0.02
76th
98
1st
13
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $130
Samples 56k
65
99th
26
65th
84.6
47 - 111
94th
2TB
89th
137
93rd
0.27
95th
82
3rd
$130
26th
14
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $156
Samples 36k
65
99th
34.2
74th
88.9
60 - 109
97th
3TB
93rd
155
98th
0.26
94th
56
94th
$156
19th
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $127
Samples 64k
64
99th
13
48th
82.6
46 - 111
94th
1TB
81st
140
94th
0.35
96th
82
3rd
$127
27th
16
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $144
Samples 56k
63
98th
34.4
74th
82.7
47 - 107
94th
3TB
93rd
145
95th
0.3
95th
88
2nd
$144
22nd
17
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB
Samples 49k
63
98th
91.6
62 - 110
98th
2TB
89th
160
98th
0.42
96th
56
94th
18
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $110
Samples 10k
63
98th
62.8
96th
86.3
58 - 105
96th
4TB
96th
148
96th
0.08
88th
56
94th
$110
31st
19
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $200
Samples 31k
63
98th
8
38th
80
47 - 111
92nd
1TB
81st
141
95th
0.22
93rd
44
97th
$200
13th
20
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $145
Samples 5.6k
62
98th
46.6
85th
84.4
55 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
146
96th
0.03
76th
66
92nd
$145
21st
21
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $60
Samples 497k
62
98th
59.4
94th
89.1
52 - 115
97th
2TB
89th
132
91st
2.67
100th
105
1st
$60
62nd
22
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $53
Samples 44k
61
98th
18.3
55th
48.3
23 - 65
67th
1TB
81st
87.2
71st
0.23
94th
87
3rd
$53
68th
23
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $217
Samples 4.8k
61
98th
26.8
66th
72.7
49 - 92
88th
4TB
96th
127
90th
0.02
72nd
78
15th
$217
11th
24
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $280
Samples 8.2k
61
98th
26.7
65th
93.6
65 - 115
99th
4TB
96th
169
99th
0.05
81st
48
95th
$280
6th
25
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 12k
61
98th
74.2
48 - 97
89th
4TB
96th
116
86th
0.06
85th
82
3rd
26
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB
Samples 127k
61
98th
84.4
50 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
145
95th
1.39
99th
56
94th
27
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $115
Samples 184k
61
98th
29.9
69th
85.7
52 - 109
95th
2TB
89th
153
97th
1.15
99th
88
2nd
$115
30th
28
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $453
Samples 372
60
97th
14.8
51st
83.9
57 - 102
94th
4TB
96th
139
94th
0
42nd
71
89th
$453
1st
29
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $40
Samples 469k
60
97th
39.9
79th
79.8
46 - 105
92nd
1TB
81st
139
94th
3.18
100th
88
2nd
$40
81st
30
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $105
Samples 25k
59
97th
58.2
93rd
76.4
46 - 100
90th
4TB
96th
127
90th
0.17
92nd
80
3rd
$105
34th
31
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $75
Samples 140k
59
97th
35.7
75th
67
43 - 85
85th
2TB
89th
113
84th
0.87
98th
58
93rd
$75
52nd
32
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $106
Samples 4.9k
59
97th
68.4
97th
90.7
58 - 108
97th
4TB
96th
155
98th
0.08
88th
44
97th
$106
33rd
33
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $55
Samples 187k
58
97th
20.8
59th
57.2
38 - 76
78th
1TB
81st
96.9
77th
0.64
98th
123
0th
$55
66th
34
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $44
Samples 5.9k
58
97th
19.4
57th
85.3
43 - 115
95th
500GB
61st
133
91st
0.07
85th
47
95th
$44
77th
35
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $70
Samples 37k
58
97th
62.4
96th
72.8
47 - 97
88th
3TB
93rd
122
88th
0.25
94th
58
93rd
$70
55th
36
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $90
Samples 57k
58
97th
74.4
99th
83.7
55 - 104
94th
4TB
96th
139
94th
0.51
97th
58
93rd
$90
41st
37
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Samples 95k
57
96th
61
34 - 77
82nd
1TB
81st
83.5
67th
0.43
97th
128
0th
38
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB
Samples 2.6k
57
96th
87.7
58 - 111
96th
6TB
98th
151
97th
0.02
72nd
56
94th
39
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $55
Samples 112k
57
96th
66.8
97th
91.8
57 - 109
98th
2TB
89th
149
97th
2.19
99th
26+
100th
$55
66th
40
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 2.1k
56
96th
55.4
16 - 77
76th
1TB
81st
76.1
60th
0.01
64th
83
3rd
41
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 5.6k
56
96th
90.7
62 - 110
97th
5TB
97th
150
97th
0.05
80th
56
94th
42
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $90
Samples 34k
56
96th
30.3
70th
67.9
44 - 86
86th
2TB
89th
114
85th
0.2
93rd
95
2nd
$90
43rd
43
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $413
Samples 2.7k
56
96th
14.4
50th
74.3
48 - 91
89th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.01
64th
90
2nd
$413
2nd
44
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $210
Samples 101
56
96th
73.4
99th
77
29 - 109
90th
10TB
100th
133
91st
0
42nd
44
97th
$210
12th
45
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $363
Samples 368
56
96th
75.4
99th
114
77 - 139
100th
12TB
100th
201
100th
0
42nd
29+
99th
$363
3rd
46
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $99
Samples 7k
56
96th
36.3
75th
89.9
58 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
154
97th
0.05
81st
102
1st
$99
37th
47
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $81
Samples 40k
56
96th
50.6
89th
68.1
43 - 89
86th
3TB
93rd
112
84th
0.21
93rd
95
2nd
$81
47th
48
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $22
Samples 323k
56
96th
26.3
65th
57.5
28 - 79
78th
500GB
61st
98.7
78th
2.21
99th
78+
10th
$22
98th
49
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $60
Samples 10k
56
96th
42.3
82nd
63.4
35 - 87
83rd
2TB
89th
111
84th
0.07
85th
71
89th
$60
62nd
50
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $50
Samples 31k
55
95th
26.8
66th
67.1
42 - 88
85th
1TB
81st
115
85th
0.23
94th
61
92nd
$50
70th
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Intel Core i5-9400F $165Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $196Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $365Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $56
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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