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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(50.9)
Value(22.3)
Avg. bench(44.2)
Capacity(990)
Write(74.8)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(79)
Price(95.4)
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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) $43
Samples 617k
110
100th
43.2
81st
92.9
60 - 114
98th
1TB
81st
147
96th
5.32
100th
49
97th
$43
78th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34
Samples 2M
92
100th
49.5
87th
84.1
54 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
141
95th
11.4
100th
100
2nd
$34
89th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 73k
85
100th
94.5
63 - 115
99th
3TB
93rd
134
92nd
0.41
96th
49
97th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $70
Samples 351k
82
100th
53.8
90th
94.2
63 - 115
99th
2TB
89th
137
93rd
1.83
99th
49
97th
$70
53rd
5
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $72
Samples 170k
79
100th
23.1
61st
83.2
56 - 108
93rd
1TB
81st
139
94th
0.78
98th
84
4th
$72
52nd
6
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $27
Samples 1M
78
99th
65.7
97th
88.6
55 - 114
97th
1TB
81st
137
93rd
5.13
100th
107
1st
$27
96th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $190
Samples 22k
73
99th
35.1
73rd
83.2
53 - 104
93rd
4TB
96th
127
90th
0.11
90th
49
97th
$190
14th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $89
Samples 77k
72
99th
38.7
77th
86.2
54 - 112
96th
2TB
89th
156
98th
0.45
97th
84
4th
$89
42nd
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $225
Samples 3.9k
69
99th
51.6
89th
96.7
66 - 122
99th
6TB
98th
203
100th
0.02
71st
64
93rd
$225
10th
10
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $180
Samples 89k
68
99th
18.6
56th
83.8
51 - 110
94th
2TB
89th
138
93rd
0.47
97th
49
97th
$180
15th
11
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $88
Samples 160k
68
99th
61.7
95th
90.6
57 - 114
98th
3TB
93rd
128
90th
0.66
98th
109
1st
$88
43rd
12
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 4.3k
67
99th
95.7
70 - 118
99th
1TB
81st
162
98th
0.02
71st
102
1st
13
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $145
Samples 59k
65
99th
23.4
62nd
84.8
52 - 111
95th
2TB
89th
137
93rd
0.26
95th
86
3rd
$145
21st
14
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $98
Samples 42k
65
99th
54.8
90th
89.5
60 - 109
97th
3TB
93rd
155
98th
0.32
96th
60
94th
$98
36th
15
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $98
Samples 63k
63
99th
51.7
89th
84.4
53 - 107
94th
3TB
93rd
147
96th
0.32
96th
93
2nd
$98
36th
16
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $165
Samples 7k
63
99th
40.6
79th
83.7
57 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
145
96th
0.03
80th
71
92nd
$165
17th
17
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $107
Samples 73k
63
99th
15.6
52nd
83.4
50 - 111
94th
1TB
81st
141
95th
0.35
96th
86
3rd
$107
31st
18
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $50
Samples 169k
63
99th
34.4
72nd
85.9
53 - 108
95th
1TB
81st
148
97th
1.4
99th
60
94th
$50
70th
19
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $58
Samples 551k
63
99th
61.2
94th
87.9
46 - 114
96th
2TB
89th
132
91st
2.64
99th
109
1st
$58
64th
20
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $70
Samples 59k
63
99th
51.2
88th
89.5
62 - 110
97th
2TB
89th
158
98th
0.5
97th
60
94th
$70
53rd
21
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 42k
62
98th
79.6
45 - 109
92nd
1TB
81st
138
93rd
0.2
93rd
49
97th
22
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $72
Samples 216k
62
98th
48
85th
86.2
50 - 109
96th
2TB
89th
152
97th
1.18
99th
93
2nd
$72
52nd
23
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $110
Samples 12k
62
98th
62
95th
85.2
56 - 105
95th
4TB
96th
146
96th
0.1
89th
60
94th
$110
30th
24
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $70
Samples 51k
61
98th
13.6
48th
47.7
18 - 65
66th
1TB
81st
86.3
70th
0.22
94th
91
3rd
$70
53rd
25
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $180
Samples 5.3k
61
98th
32.8
71st
73.7
52 - 92
89th
4TB
96th
131
91st
0.02
71st
82
15th
$180
15th
26
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $47
Samples 227k
61
98th
76.5
99th
89.3
53 - 108
97th
2TB
89th
146
96th
3.17
100th
31+
100th
$47
74th
27
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $209
Samples 8k
61
98th
35.7
74th
93.2
65 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
166
99th
0.05
80th
52
95th
$209
12th
28
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $462
Samples 437
61
98th
14.6
51st
84.3
57 - 102
94th
4TB
96th
140
94th
0
44th
75
89th
$462
1st
29
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 14k
61
98th
71.4
43 - 95
88th
4TB
96th
108
83rd
0.06
85th
86
3rd
30
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $35
Samples 530k
60
97th
46.5
84th
81.3
45 - 107
93rd
1TB
81st
139
94th
3
100th
93
2nd
$35
88th
31
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $60
Samples 166k
59
97th
43.5
81st
65.7
42 - 85
84th
2TB
89th
111
84th
0.82
98th
62
93rd
$60
60th
32
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $106
Samples 31k
59
97th
56.9
92nd
75.3
43 - 102
90th
4TB
96th
125
89th
0.2
93rd
85
3rd
$106
32nd
33
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $107
Samples 9.2k
59
97th
69.6
98th
93
63 - 111
99th
4TB
96th
160
98th
0.11
90th
49
97th
$107
31st
34
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $89
Samples 68k
59
97th
75.6
99th
83.9
53 - 104
94th
4TB
96th
139
94th
0.58
98th
62
93rd
$89
42nd
35
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $47
Samples 182k
58
97th
24
62nd
56.7
38 - 75
77th
1TB
81st
96.3
77th
0.6
98th
128
0th
$47
73rd
36
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $28
Samples 7.7k
58
97th
30.3
68th
84.3
35 - 115
94th
500GB
61st
127
90th
0.09
88th
51
95th
$28
95th
37
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $385
Samples 480
58
97th
69.9
98th
112
73 - 139
100th
12TB
100th
198
100th
0.01
64th
34+
99th
$385
2nd
38
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $78
Samples 42k
58
97th
55.6
91st
72.3
43 - 95
88th
3TB
93rd
121
88th
0.25
95th
62
93rd
$78
49th
39
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $80
Samples 116k
57
96th
15.2
52nd
61
38 - 77
81st
1TB
81st
84.9
69th
0.41
96th
132
0th
$80
47th
40
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB
Samples 3.6k
57
96th
90.2
63 - 111
97th
6TB
98th
154
97th
0.03
76th
60
94th
41
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $93
Samples 8k
57
96th
38.5
76th
89.6
54 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
154
97th
0.06
80th
106
1st
$93
39th
42
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 8.1k
56
96th
88.6
62 - 109
97th
5TB
97th
147
96th
0.05
80th
60
94th
43
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $68
Samples 10k
56
96th
38.3
76th
65.1
40 - 85
84th
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.07
85th
75
89th
$68
56th
44
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $77
Samples 47k
56
96th
51.7
89th
66.8
43 - 86
85th
3TB
93rd
112
84th
0.22
93rd
99
2nd
$77
49th
45
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $70
Samples 44k
56
96th
37.9
75th
66.2
40 - 86
84th
2TB
89th
113
85th
0.22
94th
99
2nd
$70
53rd
46
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $269
Samples 181
56
96th
61.8
95th
83.1
36 - 122
93rd
10TB
100th
144
95th
0
44th
49
97th
$269
7th
47
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $209
Samples 3.1k
56
96th
28
65th
73.1
47 - 90
89th
4TB
96th
124
89th
0.01
64th
95
2nd
$209
12th
48
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $72
Samples 144k
56
96th
28.5
66th
51.2
32 - 68
71st
2TB
89th
86.6
71st
0.47
97th
114
1st
$72
52nd
49
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 2.3k
55
95th
56.2
20 - 76
77th
1TB
81st
76.2
60th
0.01
64th
87
3rd
50
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $24
Samples 374k
55
95th
23.6
62nd
57.9
24 - 80
79th
500GB
61st
98.3
78th
2.16
99th
82+
10th
$24
97th
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Intel Core i5-9600K $199Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $143Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $548SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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