UserBenchmark

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
Brand
Seller
User rating(50.8)
Value(24.6)
Avg. bench(44.5)
Capacity(990)
Write(75.4)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(66)
Price(92.3)
ADVERTISEMENT

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

» «
User rating % Value % Avg. bench % Capacity Write MB/s Mkt. share % Age months Price »
» «
User rating % Value % Avg. bench % Capacity Write MB/s Mkt. share % Age months Price »
1
Compare Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40
Samples 275k
109
100th
47
83rd
94
59 - 115
99th
1TB
81st
144
95th
4.35
100th
37
97th
$40
81st
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37
Samples 1.3M
84
100th
44
81st
81.4
50 - 106
93rd
1TB
81st
139
94th
11
100th
88
2nd
$37
84th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83
Samples 44k
84
100th
70.1
97th
97.3
67 - 116
99th
3TB
93rd
138
93rd
0.44
96th
37
97th
$83
43rd
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $47
Samples 226k
81
100th
79.7
99th
94.6
61 - 115
99th
2TB
89th
139
94th
2.08
99th
37
97th
$47
72nd
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $32
Samples 748k
78
100th
55
88th
87.7
47 - 115
96th
1TB
81st
133
91st
5.73
100th
95
1st
$32
88th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $73
Samples 119k
76
99th
22.8
59th
83.1
53 - 110
93rd
1TB
81st
141
94th
0.88
98th
72
4th
$73
51st
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $120
Samples 16k
72
99th
56.9
90th
85.2
54 - 106
95th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.14
90th
37
97th
$120
27th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $95
Samples 61k
71
99th
36.8
75th
87.5
59 - 112
96th
2TB
89th
157
98th
0.54
97th
72
4th
$95
36th
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $300
Samples 2.7k
68
99th
38
76th
94.9
67 - 121
99th
6TB
98th
200
100th
0.02
70th
52
93rd
$300
3rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $75
Samples 116k
68
99th
71.8
97th
90.2
57 - 113
97th
3TB
93rd
130
90th
0.78
98th
97
1st
$75
49th
11
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $80
Samples 51k
67
99th
42.9
80th
85.3
52 - 112
95th
2TB
89th
141
94th
0.45
96th
37
97th
$80
46th
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $90
Samples 24k
66
99th
58.3
91st
87.5
58 - 109
96th
3TB
93rd
152
97th
0.29
95th
48
94th
$90
39th
13
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 3.7k
65
99th
96.3
72 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
163
99th
0.01
40th
90
1st
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $120
Samples 46k
64
99th
28.1
65th
84.3
50 - 111
94th
2TB
89th
136
93rd
0.33
95th
74
3rd
$120
27th
15
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $95
Samples 46k
63
99th
53.5
87th
84.6
53 - 108
94th
3TB
93rd
148
96th
0.4
96th
81
2nd
$95
36th
16
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $55
Samples 58k
63
99th
30.5
69th
83.9
49 - 112
94th
1TB
81st
140
94th
0.42
97th
74
3rd
$55
65th
17
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $74
Samples 34k
63
99th
49
85th
91.1
59 - 111
98th
2TB
89th
160
98th
0.42
96th
48
94th
$74
50th
18
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $153
Samples 4.7k
62
98th
44.3
81st
84.8
59 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
146
96th
0.04
80th
59
92nd
$153
17th
19
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $54
Samples 405k
62
98th
65.7
95th
89.1
55 - 115
97th
2TB
89th
132
91st
2.72
100th
97
1st
$54
65th
20
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $96
Samples 6.3k
62
98th
73
98th
88
56 - 106
96th
4TB
96th
151
97th
0.09
88th
48
94th
$96
35th
21
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $72
Samples 25k
62
98th
23.2
59th
83.3
48 - 112
94th
1TB
81st
144
95th
0.28
95th
37
97th
$72
51st
22
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB
Samples 3.9k
61
98th
73
49 - 91
88th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.02
76th
70
15th
23
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB $270
Samples 10k
61
98th
21.7
57th
73.3
45 - 97
88th
4TB
96th
113
84th
0.06
84th
74
3rd
$270
6th
24
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $53
Samples 39k
61
98th
18.1
53rd
48
20 - 65
66th
1TB
81st
88.5
72nd
0.31
95th
79
3rd
$53
67th
25
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $59
Samples 86k
61
98th
29.3
67th
85.9
53 - 108
95th
1TB
81st
149
96th
1.15
99th
48
94th
$59
63rd
26
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 271
60
97th
82.6
56 - 100
93rd
4TB
96th
138
93rd
0.01
63rd
63
89th
27
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $75
Samples 134k
60
97th
45.6
82nd
85.6
53 - 109
95th
2TB
89th
153
97th
1.22
99th
81
2nd
$75
50th
28
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $289
Samples 6k
60
97th
26
62nd
93.9
70 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
169
99th
0.05
84th
40
95th
$289
5th
29
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $30
Samples 325k
59
97th
53.6
87th
80.3
40 - 106
92nd
1TB
81st
138
93rd
2.93
100th
81
2nd
$30
89th
30
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $65
Samples 98k
59
97th
42.1
79th
68.4
44 - 87
86th
2TB
89th
114
85th
1.06
98th
50
93rd
$65
57th
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $70
Samples 3.2k
59
97th
104
100th
90.8
58 - 109
98th
4TB
96th
155
98th
0.06
84th
37
97th
$70
53rd
32
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $60
Samples 135k
58
97th
19.1
54th
57.4
34 - 76
78th
1TB
81st
97.1
77th
0.73
98th
116
0th
$60
60th
33
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $74
Samples 28k
58
97th
59.5
92nd
73.3
47 - 98
88th
3TB
93rd
123
88th
0.27
94th
50
93rd
$74
51st
34
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $24
Samples 3.6k
58
97th
34.7
72nd
83.1
28 - 114
93rd
500GB
61st
127
89th
0.08
88th
39
95th
$24
96th
35
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $108
Samples 17k
57
97th
58.1
91st
78
49 - 103
91st
4TB
96th
131
90th
0.19
92nd
73
3rd
$108
31st
36
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $85
Samples 33k
57
97th
78.1
99th
82.9
52 - 104
93rd
4TB
96th
137
93rd
0.53
97th
50
93rd
$85
43rd
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.7k
56
96th
55
16 - 75
76th
1TB
81st
75.7
60th
0.02
63rd
75
3rd
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $70
Samples 78k
56
96th
17.5
53rd
61.3
40 - 77
82nd
1TB
81st
82.7
66th
0.48
97th
120
0th
$70
53rd
39
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $146
Samples 2.1k
56
96th
72.4
97th
88.4
60 - 111
96th
6TB
98th
151
97th
0.02
70th
48
94th
$146
20th
40
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $123
Samples 4.5k
56
96th
73.3
98th
89.9
58 - 111
97th
5TB
97th
147
96th
0.1
89th
48
94th
$123
26th
41
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $79
Samples 28k
56
96th
34.1
72nd
67.3
44 - 87
85th
2TB
89th
113
84th
0.21
94th
87
2nd
$79
47th
42
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012)
Samples 2.2k
56
96th
72.3
44 - 90
88th
4TB
96th
123
88th
0.01
63rd
83
2nd
43
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $89
Samples 5.9k
56
96th
40
78th
89.1
57 - 113
97th
2TB
89th
154
97th
0.05
80th
94
1st
$89
41st
44
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $90
Samples 29k
56
96th
44.8
81st
67.2
42 - 90
85th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.22
93rd
87
2nd
$90
39th
45
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $68
Samples 7.5k
56
96th
37.9
76th
64.6
41 - 85
83rd
2TB
89th
113
84th
0.06
84th
63
89th
$68
54th
46
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $229
Samples 77
56
96th
70.1
97th
80.2
27 - 124
92nd
10TB
100th
137
93rd
0
40th
37
97th
$229
9th
47
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $300
Samples 2.9k
55
95th
40
78th
100
66 - 122
99th
6TB
98th
178
99th
0.03
76th
34
97th
$300
3rd
48
Compare Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) $86
Samples 30k
55
95th
72.4
97th
77.8
52 - 100
91st
4TB
96th
110
83rd
0.18
92nd
80
2nd
$86
42nd
49
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $98
Samples 45k
55
95th
38.6
76th
63
40 - 82
82nd
3TB
93rd
106
82nd
0.36
96th
102
1st
$98
35th
50
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $46
Samples 21k
55
95th
29.6
68th
67.5
42 - 88
86th
1TB
81st
116
86th
0.27
95th
53
92nd
$46
73rd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $55
Intel Core i5-9600K $238Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $107
Intel Core i7-9700K $288Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super) $430Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $200
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $603SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $70SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback