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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(27.7)
Avg. bench(43.9)
Capacity(990)
Write(74.1)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(99)
Price(96)
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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) $33
Samples 1M
68
100th
55.3
90th
91.2
58 - 113
98th
1TB
81st
145
96th
6.26
100th
69
97th
$33
88th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35
Samples 2.9M
63
100th
47
84th
82.1
45 - 110
93rd
1TB
81st
137
94th
12.1
100th
120
2nd
$35
87th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 99k
60
100th
92.6
60 - 114
99th
3TB
93rd
132
92nd
0.39
96th
69
97th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71
Samples 498k
60
100th
51.5
87th
91.6
59 - 115
99th
2TB
89th
132
92nd
1.71
99th
69
97th
$71
52nd
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $37
Samples 1.4M
58
100th
47.1
84th
87.9
51 - 114
97th
1TB
81st
133
92nd
4.49
100th
127
1st
$37
84th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $50
Samples 240k
58
100th
33.1
72nd
82.8
55 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
137
94th
0.73
98th
104
4th
$50
68th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $159
Samples 34k
57
99th
42.4
80th
84.2
54 - 105
95th
4TB
96th
127
90th
0.14
90th
69
97th
$159
16th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $80
Samples 147k
57
99th
43.5
81st
86.7
59 - 111
97th
2TB
89th
160
98th
0.6
97th
104
4th
$80
47th
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $279
Samples 5.2k
56
99th
39.4
77th
91.7
61 - 119
99th
6TB
98th
199
100th
0.01
64th
84
93rd
$279
5th
10
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)
Samples 135k
55
99th
83.9
51 - 109
94th
2TB
89th
136
93rd
0.37
97th
69
97th
11
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 8.5k
55
99th
95.9
70 - 118
99th
1TB
81st
161
99th
0.03
72nd
122
1st
12
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $74
Samples 225k
55
99th
73.3
96th
90.3
57 - 115
98th
3TB
93rd
131
91st
0.6
98th
129
1st
$74
51st
13
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $165
Samples 9.8k
54
99th
40.4
78th
83.3
58 - 104
94th
4TB
96th
142
95th
0.02
81st
91
92nd
$165
15th
14
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $179
Samples 81k
54
99th
28.8
67th
85.7
55 - 108
96th
3TB
93rd
150
97th
0.34
97th
80
94th
$179
14th
15
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $77
Samples 94k
54
99th
45
82nd
86.5
57 - 108
96th
2TB
89th
154
98th
0.48
97th
80
94th
$77
49th
16
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $46
Samples 305k
54
99th
36.3
74th
84.2
55 - 107
95th
1TB
81st
145
96th
1.87
99th
80
94th
$46
71st
17
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $73
Samples 85k
54
99th
46
83rd
83.8
53 - 110
94th
2TB
89th
133
92nd
0.22
95th
106
3rd
$73
51st
18
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $50
Samples 799k
54
99th
71.1
95th
88.6
52 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
132
92nd
2.25
99th
129
1st
$50
69th
19
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB
Samples 99k
54
99th
83.1
51 - 113
94th
1TB
81st
134
93rd
0.28
96th
106
3rd
20
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $106
Samples 94k
54
99th
47.9
85th
84.6
55 - 107
95th
3TB
93rd
148
97th
0.32
96th
113
2nd
$106
31st
21
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $150
Samples 7.6k
53
98th
39.1
77th
73.3
49 - 92
89th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.01
72nd
102
15th
$150
18th
22
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $45
Samples 61k
53
98th
21.5
61st
48.5
21 - 64
68th
1TB
81st
84.5
69th
0.24
92nd
111
3rd
$45
74th
23
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $110
Samples 24k
53
98th
62
93rd
85
59 - 105
95th
4TB
96th
146
96th
0.14
91st
80
94th
$110
30th
24
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $75
Samples 21k
53
98th
97.8
99th
91.6
61 - 110
99th
4TB
96th
158
98th
0.21
94th
69
97th
$75
50th
25
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $70
Samples 129k
53
98th
92
98th
80.5
51 - 102
92nd
4TB
96th
133
92nd
0.56
100th
82
93rd
$70
53rd
26
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $300
Samples 1.1k
53
98th
89.8
98th
112
72 - 138
100th
12TB
100th
197
100th
0.01
64th
54+
99th
$300
4th
27
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $53
Samples 58k
53
98th
31.1
70th
82.3
46 - 110
93rd
1TB
81st
138
94th
0.28
94th
69
97th
$53
65th
28
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $250
Samples 9.8k
53
98th
29.7
68th
92.9
67 - 114
99th
4TB
96th
166
99th
0.01
81st
72
95th
$250
6th
29
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $40
Samples 626k
53
98th
86.6
98th
86.6
56 - 107
96th
2TB
89th
143
96th
5.5
100th
51+
100th
$40
79th
30
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 20k
53
98th
72.5
45 - 94
89th
4TB
96th
106
82nd
0.04
82nd
106
3rd
31
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $31
Samples 776k
53
98th
53.8
89th
83.4
50 - 106
94th
1TB
81st
141
95th
3.18
99th
113
2nd
$31
91st
32
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $199
Samples 661
53
98th
33.8
72nd
84.1
59 - 101
95th
4TB
96th
141
95th
0
43rd
95
89th
$199
12th
33
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $40
Samples 316k
53
98th
86.2
98th
86.2
52 - 108
96th
2TB
89th
152
97th
1.23
99th
113
2nd
$40
79th
34
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $126
Samples 53k
53
98th
47.9
85th
75.2
46 - 99
90th
4TB
96th
126
90th
0.23
94th
105
3rd
$126
25th
35
Compare HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
Samples 544k
52
97th
60.5
37 - 75
81st
1TB
81st
104
82nd
1.62
99th
102+
17th
36
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 11k
52
97th
87.7
60 - 110
97th
5TB
97th
147
96th
0.04
81st
80
94th
37
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $311
Samples 6.3k
52
97th
37.9
75th
98.4
65 - 121
99th
6TB
98th
174
99th
0.01
64th
66
97th
$311
3rd
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $90
Samples 131k
52
97th
13.3
51st
59.8
35 - 76
81st
1TB
81st
89.9
73rd
0.28
95th
152
0th
$90
39th
39
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $223
Samples 301
52
97th
63.6
94th
70.9
32 - 106
88th
10TB
100th
121
88th
0.01
64th
69
97th
$223
10th
40
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $71
Samples 11k
52
97th
50.4
87th
89.5
58 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
153
97th
0.04
82nd
126
1st
$71
52nd
41
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $85
Samples 3.8k
52
97th
69.4
95th
73.7
49 - 93
89th
4TB
96th
123
89th
0.01
64th
115
2nd
$85
43rd
42
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $44
Samples 234k
52
97th
25.7
65th
56.6
37 - 75
78th
1TB
81st
96
77th
0.46
97th
148
0th
$44
76th
43
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $85
Samples 115k
52
97th
45.2
82nd
64
40 - 84
83rd
3TB
93rd
105
82nd
0.22
95th
134
1st
$85
43rd
44
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $70
Samples 212k
52
97th
37.5
75th
65.4
45 - 84
84th
2TB
89th
109
83rd
0.8
98th
82
93rd
$70
53rd
45
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $64
Samples 72k
52
97th
67.8
95th
72.4
46 - 96
89th
3TB
93rd
120
87th
0.2
95th
82
93rd
$64
56th
46
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB
Samples 5.4k
52
97th
86.4
57 - 109
96th
6TB
98th
148
97th
0.02
81st
80
94th
47
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $30
Samples 16k
52
97th
27.3
66th
81.8
37 - 115
93rd
500GB
61st
124
89th
0.16
94th
71
95th
$30
92nd
48
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $20
Samples 533k
52
97th
28.7
67th
57.4
26 - 78
79th
500GB
61st
98.2
79th
2.2
99th
103+
10th
$20
99th
49
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $45
Samples 67k
52
97th
89.3
98th
67
44 - 88
86th
3TB
93rd
112
84th
0.21
94th
119
2nd
$45
74th
50
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $50
Samples 218k
52
97th
40.8
78th
51
33 - 67
71st
2TB
89th
85.3
70th
0.34
97th
134
1st
$50
68th
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Intel Core i7-12700K $380Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $470SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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