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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(50.8)
Value(24.9)
Avg. bench(44.5)
Capacity(990)
Write(75.5)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(65)
Price(94)
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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 287k
109
100th
48.5
83rd
94.6
62 - 115
99th
1TB
81st
146
95th
4.22
100th
36
97th
$39
82nd
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37
Samples 1.1M
86
100th
44.5
80th
83.4
54 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
141
94th
11.1
100th
87
2nd
$37
84th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64
Samples 46k
84
100th
92.8
100th
98.3
62 - 116
99th
3TB
93rd
140
94th
0.49
97th
36
97th
$64
59th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $61
Samples 214k
80
100th
62.6
94th
95.1
64 - 115
99th
2TB
89th
138
93rd
2.27
99th
36
97th
$61
60th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $34
Samples 708k
78
100th
51.4
86th
87.1
40 - 114
96th
1TB
81st
134
92nd
5.4
100th
94
1st
$34
87th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $60
Samples 112k
75
99th
27.3
65th
82
53 - 108
93rd
1TB
81st
137
93rd
0.82
98th
71
4th
$60
61st
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $120
Samples 14k
72
99th
57
91st
85.4
56 - 107
95th
4TB
96th
129
90th
0.13
91st
36
97th
$120
28th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $98
Samples 52k
71
99th
35.7
73rd
87.5
59 - 113
96th
2TB
89th
159
98th
0.46
97th
71
4th
$98
37th
9
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $68
Samples 119k
68
99th
78.7
99th
89.2
58 - 115
96th
3TB
93rd
129
90th
0.82
98th
96
1st
$68
55th
10
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $300
Samples 2.8k
68
99th
38.6
75th
96.5
68 - 122
99th
6TB
98th
202
100th
0.02
60th
51
93rd
$300
3rd
11
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $80
Samples 48k
67
99th
43.7
80th
86.9
54 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
144
95th
0.58
97th
36
97th
$80
47th
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $90
Samples 23k
66
99th
60.2
93rd
90.3
59 - 110
97th
3TB
93rd
157
98th
0.31
95th
47
94th
$90
40th
13
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 3.5k
65
99th
96.2
72 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
163
99th
0.03
75th
89
1st
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $120
Samples 47k
64
99th
28.2
66th
84.6
55 - 112
94th
2TB
89th
137
93rd
0.28
95th
73
3rd
$120
28th
15
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $95
Samples 44k
63
99th
53.7
88th
85
51 - 108
94th
3TB
93rd
147
96th
0.37
96th
80
2nd
$95
37th
16
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $54
Samples 52k
63
99th
30.4
68th
82.2
38 - 111
93rd
1TB
81st
137
93rd
0.42
97th
73
3rd
$54
66th
17
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $77
Samples 32k
63
99th
47.5
83rd
91.5
60 - 111
98th
2TB
89th
161
98th
0.4
96th
47
94th
$77
49th
18
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $40
Samples 373k
62
98th
87.9
100th
88
52 - 115
96th
2TB
89th
130
90th
2.9
100th
96
1st
$40
78th
19
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $155
Samples 5k
62
98th
43.9
80th
85.1
61 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
146
95th
0.04
80th
58
92nd
$155
18th
20
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $110
Samples 6.2k
62
98th
65
95th
89.3
59 - 106
97th
4TB
96th
152
97th
0.09
87th
47
94th
$110
31st
21
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $72
Samples 23k
62
98th
22.9
59th
82.7
48 - 111
93rd
1TB
81st
142
94th
0.24
94th
36
97th
$72
51st
22
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $125
Samples 4.2k
61
98th
46.4
82nd
72.5
48 - 91
88th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.04
79th
69
15th
$125
26th
23
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $70
Samples 35k
61
98th
13.9
48th
48.5
20 - 64
67th
1TB
81st
88.6
72nd
0.27
96th
78
3rd
$70
52nd
24
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $50
Samples 86k
61
98th
34.3
72nd
85.7
49 - 108
95th
1TB
81st
150
96th
1.16
99th
47
94th
$50
69th
25
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 265
60
98th
82.7
56 - 101
93rd
4TB
96th
138
93rd
0
41st
62
89th
26
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 10k
60
98th
73.3
44 - 96
88th
4TB
96th
112
84th
0.07
84th
73
3rd
27
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $289
Samples 5.6k
60
98th
25.8
63rd
93.2
69 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
167
99th
0.07
87th
39
95th
$289
5th
28
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $67
Samples 131k
60
98th
51.2
86th
86.1
54 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
153
97th
1.18
99th
80
2nd
$67
56th
29
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $100
Samples 3.1k
59
97th
72.9
98th
91
62 - 109
98th
4TB
96th
156
98th
0.07
84th
36
97th
$100
35th
30
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $32
Samples 317k
59
97th
50.1
85th
80.2
38 - 106
92nd
1TB
81st
140
94th
3.21
100th
80
2nd
$32
89th
31
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $55
Samples 90k
59
97th
49.3
84th
67.8
45 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
114
85th
1.07
99th
49
93rd
$55
65th
32
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $34
Samples 132k
58
97th
33.8
72nd
57.6
37 - 75
78th
1TB
81st
97.5
77th
0.72
98th
115
0th
$34
87th
33
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $65
Samples 23k
58
97th
67.9
95th
73.5
47 - 97
88th
3TB
93rd
123
88th
0.22
93rd
49
93rd
$65
57th
34
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $24
Samples 3.2k
58
97th
35.4
73rd
84.8
40 - 114
94th
500GB
61st
128
90th
0.1
89th
38
95th
$24
96th
35
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $98
Samples 17k
57
97th
62.4
94th
76.4
45 - 102
90th
4TB
96th
127
89th
0.16
91st
72
3rd
$98
37th
36
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $90
Samples 32k
57
97th
73.6
98th
82.7
50 - 103
93rd
4TB
96th
137
93rd
0.53
97th
49
93rd
$90
40th
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.7k
56
96th
55
16 - 75
75th
1TB
81st
75.9
60th
0.02
71st
74
3rd
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $70
Samples 82k
56
96th
17.4
53rd
60.9
39 - 77
82nd
1TB
81st
80.5
64th
0.44
97th
119
0th
$70
52nd
39
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $88
Samples 5.7k
56
96th
40.7
78th
90
61 - 113
97th
2TB
89th
156
98th
0.06
80th
93
1st
$88
42nd
40
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $70
Samples 25k
56
96th
38.7
75th
67.7
45 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
115
85th
0.28
95th
86
2nd
$70
53rd
41
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $222
Samples 2.1k
56
96th
26.1
63rd
72.7
45 - 90
88th
4TB
96th
123
88th
0.01
71st
82
2nd
$222
10th
42
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $99
Samples 32k
56
96th
40.5
77th
66.8
42 - 89
85th
3TB
93rd
113
84th
0.24
94th
86
2nd
$99
36th
43
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $68
Samples 6.9k
56
96th
38
75th
64.9
44 - 85
83rd
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.09
87th
62
89th
$68
55th
44
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $172
Samples 1.6k
56
96th
62.1
94th
89.3
61 - 112
97th
6TB
98th
153
97th
0.02
71st
47
94th
$172
16th
45
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $128
Samples 4.2k
56
96th
71.4
97th
91.4
62 - 111
98th
5TB
97th
149
96th
0.08
87th
47
94th
$128
26th
46
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $245
Samples 82
56
96th
68.3
96th
83.6
27 - 124
94th
10TB
100th
139
94th
0
41st
36
97th
$245
8th
47
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $98
Samples 55k
55
95th
37.8
74th
61.7
39 - 84
82nd
3TB
93rd
105
81st
0.32
95th
101
1st
$98
37th
48
Compare Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) $95
Samples 30k
55
95th
64.4
95th
76.3
45 - 99
90th
4TB
96th
109
83rd
0.25
95th
79
2nd
$95
37th
49
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $46
Samples 19k
55
95th
29.9
67th
68.1
42 - 89
86th
1TB
81st
116
86th
0.24
94th
52
92nd
$46
73rd
50
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $300
Samples 2.7k
55
95th
40.2
77th
100
66 - 122
99th
6TB
98th
179
99th
0.02
71st
33
97th
$300
3rd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
Intel Core i5-9600K $225Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $278Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $195Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super) $429Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $606SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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