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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(50.2)
Value(21.5)
Avg. bench(44.3)
Capacity(990)
Write(74.8)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(81)
Price(94.4)
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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) $45
Samples 723k
68
100th
41.5
80th
93.3
55 - 115
99th
1TB
81st
147
96th
5.97
100th
52
97th
$45
77th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32
Samples 2.3M
62
100th
52.8
91st
83.8
53 - 109
94th
1TB
81st
143
95th
12.2
100th
103
2nd
$32
92nd
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 78k
60
100th
95.1
62 - 115
99th
3TB
93rd
136
93rd
0.38
96th
52
97th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $68
Samples 410k
59
100th
54.8
91st
93.1
63 - 115
99th
2TB
89th
134
92nd
1.84
99th
52
97th
$68
57th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $40
Samples 1.1M
58
100th
44.3
83rd
88.6
44 - 114
97th
1TB
81st
133
91st
5.3
100th
110
1st
$40
81st
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $52
Samples 177k
58
100th
31.6
70th
81.8
55 - 107
93rd
1TB
81st
138
94th
0.77
98th
87
4th
$52
70th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)
Samples 23k
57
99th
85.3
57 - 107
95th
4TB
96th
130
90th
0.13
91st
52
97th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $100
Samples 98k
56
99th
35
74th
87.4
59 - 112
96th
2TB
89th
159
98th
0.48
97th
87
4th
$100
35th
9
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 5.3k
55
99th
95.7
69 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
160
98th
0.02
73rd
105
1st
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $107
Samples 167k
55
99th
51.2
89th
91.3
59 - 114
98th
3TB
93rd
132
91st
0.68
98th
112
1st
$107
32nd
11
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $296
Samples 4k
55
99th
38.5
78th
94.9
64 - 122
99th
6TB
98th
200
100th
0.01
66th
67
92nd
$296
5th
12
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)
Samples 100k
55
99th
84.3
52 - 110
94th
2TB
89th
135
92nd
0.45
97th
52
97th
13
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $80
Samples 81k
54
99th
21.1
60th
84.2
50 - 113
94th
1TB
81st
138
94th
0.36
96th
89
3rd
$80
49th
14
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $137
Samples 73k
54
99th
37.6
77th
85.7
56 - 108
95th
3TB
93rd
151
97th
0.32
96th
96
2nd
$137
24th
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $156
Samples 62k
54
99th
21.5
60th
84
48 - 113
94th
2TB
89th
138
94th
0.26
95th
89
3rd
$156
18th
16
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $165
Samples 7.1k
54
99th
40.5
80th
83.6
57 - 106
94th
4TB
96th
145
95th
0.03
78th
74
92nd
$165
17th
17
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $70
Samples 652k
54
99th
51.5
90th
90
58 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
134
92nd
2.6
99th
112
1st
$70
55th
18
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $107
Samples 47k
54
99th
49.7
87th
88.5
58 - 109
96th
3TB
93rd
154
97th
0.35
96th
63
94th
$107
32nd
19
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $79
Samples 68k
54
99th
46.9
85th
92.2
63 - 110
98th
2TB
89th
161
98th
0.52
97th
63
94th
$79
50th
20
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB
Samples 189k
54
99th
86.2
53 - 108
95th
1TB
81st
150
97th
1.75
99th
63
94th
21
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 44k
54
99th
81.6
46 - 110
93rd
1TB
81st
143
95th
0.25
95th
52
97th
22
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $77
Samples 53k
53
98th
12.4
48th
47.8
16 - 64
66th
1TB
81st
88.2
72nd
0.19
93rd
94
3rd
$77
51st
23
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $310
Samples 473
53
98th
21.7
60th
84.1
57 - 101
94th
4TB
96th
140
94th
0
48th
78
89th
$310
4th
24
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $68
Samples 229k
53
98th
51.3
90th
87.9
59 - 109
96th
2TB
89th
157
98th
1.25
99th
96
2nd
$68
57th
25
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $105
Samples 35k
53
98th
58.5
93rd
76.7
48 - 102
90th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.19
93rd
88
3rd
$105
33rd
26
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB $147
Samples 15k
53
98th
39.2
78th
72.1
44 - 96
88th
4TB
96th
113
84th
0.06
86th
89
3rd
$147
20th
27
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $50
Samples 602k
53
98th
33.6
73rd
83.8
47 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
142
95th
3.27
100th
96
2nd
$50
73rd
28
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $90
Samples 84k
53
98th
75
99th
84.4
55 - 103
95th
4TB
96th
140
94th
0.66
98th
65
93rd
$90
41st
29
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $100
Samples 14k
53
98th
69.7
97th
87.1
56 - 106
96th
4TB
96th
149
96th
0.11
90th
63
94th
$100
35th
30
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $218
Samples 5.7k
53
98th
27.1
66th
73.8
48 - 92
89th
4TB
96th
129
90th
0.03
78th
85
15th
$218
10th
31
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $170
Samples 10k
53
98th
42.8
82nd
90.9
60 - 113
98th
4TB
96th
163
99th
0.04
81st
55
95th
$170
16th
32
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $106
Samples 9.8k
53
98th
70.3
98th
93.1
64 - 111
99th
4TB
96th
159
98th
0.14
92nd
52
97th
$106
32nd
33
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $52
Samples 303k
53
98th
69.6
97th
90.4
59 - 110
98th
2TB
89th
149
96th
4.2
100th
33+
100th
$52
70th
34
Compare HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
Samples 455k
52
97th
60.4
37 - 77
81st
1TB
81st
106
82nd
1.83
99th
85+
17th
35
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $80
Samples 105k
52
97th
15.3
53rd
61.1
37 - 76
81st
1TB
81st
89.1
73rd
0.41
97th
135
0th
$80
48th
36
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $93
Samples 8.8k
52
97th
38
77th
88.3
53 - 114
96th
2TB
89th
152
97th
0.06
86th
109
1st
$93
40th
37
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $71
Samples 51k
52
97th
57.5
93rd
67.8
42 - 87
86th
3TB
93rd
113
84th
0.24
94th
102
2nd
$71
54th
38
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $70
Samples 12k
52
97th
37.9
77th
66.3
43 - 86
84th
2TB
89th
114
85th
0.07
86th
78
89th
$70
55th
39
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $24
Samples 419k
52
97th
24.3
63rd
59.4
29 - 79
81st
500GB
61st
101
80th
2.02
99th
85+
10th
$24
98th
40
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $70
Samples 46k
52
97th
37.9
77th
66.3
45 - 86
84th
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.21
93rd
102
2nd
$70
55th
41
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $47
Samples 37k
52
97th
28.1
67th
66
40 - 88
84th
1TB
81st
114
85th
0.25
95th
68
92nd
$47
75th
42
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $77
Samples 52k
52
97th
56.5
92nd
72.9
47 - 96
88th
3TB
93rd
122
88th
0.26
95th
65
93rd
$77
51st
43
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $64
Samples 183k
52
97th
41.9
81st
66.5
43 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
113
84th
0.92
99th
65
93rd
$64
60th
44
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $85
Samples 172k
52
97th
23.9
63rd
50.7
31 - 69
70th
2TB
89th
85.9
70th
0.49
97th
117
1st
$85
45th
45
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012)
Samples 3.1k
52
97th
72.9
47 - 92
88th
4TB
96th
123
88th
0.01
66th
98
2nd
46
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $48
Samples 206k
52
97th
24.1
63rd
57.5
38 - 75
78th
1TB
81st
97.2
77th
0.58
98th
131
0th
$48
74th
47
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB
Samples 4.4k
52
97th
87.5
60 - 110
96th
6TB
98th
149
96th
0.02
73rd
63
94th
48
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 8.1k
52
97th
89.5
66 - 110
97th
5TB
97th
151
97th
0.05
81st
63
94th
49
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $27
Samples 9.6k
52
97th
30.7
70th
83
38 - 114
93rd
500GB
61st
129
90th
0.09
89th
54
95th
$27
96th
50
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $310
Samples 190
52
97th
49.9
88th
77.5
27 - 123
91st
10TB
100th
130
90th
0
48th
52
97th
$310
4th
The Best.
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Intel Core i5-9600K $208Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $47
Intel Core i5-10600K $257Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10400F $161Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $40
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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