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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(50.8)
Value(22.2)
Avg. bench(44.4)
Capacity(990)
Write(75.3)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(67)
Price(88.7)
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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 329k
108
100th
48.6
84th
94.7
60 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
146
96th
4.35
100th
38
97th
$39
81st
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42
Samples 1.3M
86
100th
40.1
77th
83.2
50 - 109
94th
1TB
81st
140
94th
11.3
100th
89
2nd
$42
77th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 52k
84
100th
95.3
60 - 116
99th
3TB
93rd
136
93rd
0.47
97th
38
97th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59
Samples 227k
81
100th
63.2
94th
94
65 - 115
99th
2TB
89th
136
93rd
2.14
99th
38
97th
$59
61st
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $30
Samples 731k
78
100th
57.7
90th
88
54 - 114
96th
1TB
81st
137
93rd
5.72
100th
96
1st
$30
89th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $73
Samples 113k
76
99th
22.6
59th
82.4
56 - 106
93rd
1TB
81st
139
94th
0.84
98th
73
4th
$73
51st
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $100
Samples 16k
73
99th
67.6
96th
84.5
52 - 106
94th
4TB
96th
129
90th
0.15
91st
38
97th
$100
33rd
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $112
Samples 60k
71
99th
30.9
69th
86.5
59 - 111
96th
2TB
89th
157
98th
0.49
97th
73
4th
$112
29th
9
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $44
Samples 121k
68
99th
121
100th
88.4
53 - 113
96th
3TB
93rd
129
90th
0.8
98th
98
1st
$44
74th
10
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $300
Samples 3k
68
99th
37.7
75th
94.2
67 - 121
99th
6TB
98th
198
100th
0.02
70th
53
93rd
$300
3rd
11
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $76
Samples 52k
67
99th
44.9
81st
85.2
47 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
138
94th
0.54
97th
38
97th
$76
49th
12
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 3.8k
65
99th
95.7
71 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
161
99th
0.03
79th
91
1st
13
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $90
Samples 26k
65
99th
59.6
92nd
89.4
57 - 109
97th
3TB
93rd
155
97th
0.33
95th
49
94th
$90
38th
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $130
Samples 47k
64
99th
25.6
62nd
83.4
46 - 112
94th
2TB
89th
134
92nd
0.33
95th
75
3rd
$130
24th
15
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
Samples 51k
63
99th
84.7
54 - 107
94th
3TB
93rd
149
97th
0.36
96th
82
2nd
16
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $70
Samples 27k
63
99th
22.6
59th
79.3
45 - 110
92nd
1TB
81st
142
95th
0.25
94th
38
97th
$70
52nd
17
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $45
Samples 49k
63
99th
36.3
74th
81.6
46 - 112
93rd
1TB
81st
139
94th
0.38
96th
75
3rd
$45
73rd
18
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $77
Samples 35k
63
99th
46.3
82nd
89.1
58 - 111
97th
2TB
89th
159
98th
0.42
96th
49
94th
$77
48th
19
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB
Samples 397k
62
98th
87.5
48 - 115
96th
2TB
89th
129
90th
2.93
100th
98
1st
20
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $149
Samples 4.9k
62
98th
45.5
81st
84.6
58 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
146
96th
0.04
75th
60
92nd
$149
19th
21
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $110
Samples 7.1k
62
98th
63.3
94th
87
58 - 106
96th
4TB
96th
148
96th
0.09
87th
49
94th
$110
30th
22
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB
Samples 3.3k
61
98th
73.3
50 - 92
89th
4TB
96th
127
89th
0.03
75th
71
15th
23
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 10k
61
98th
72.4
44 - 96
88th
4TB
96th
111
84th
0.09
87th
75
3rd
24
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $70
Samples 35k
61
98th
13.9
48th
48.5
22 - 64
67th
1TB
81st
88.5
72nd
0.28
95th
80
3rd
$70
52nd
25
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $70
Samples 160k
61
98th
49
84th
85.4
51 - 109
95th
2TB
89th
152
97th
1.26
99th
82
2nd
$70
53rd
26
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $47
Samples 85k
61
98th
35.8
73rd
83.8
46 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
146
96th
1.19
99th
49
94th
$47
71st
27
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $373
Samples 283
60
97th
17.8
54th
82.9
56 - 102
93rd
4TB
96th
138
94th
0
41st
64
89th
$373
2nd
28
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $249
Samples 6.6k
60
97th
30
68th
93.3
65 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
168
99th
0.05
84th
41
95th
$249
8th
29
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $100
Samples 3.6k
59
97th
73.1
98th
91.3
61 - 110
98th
4TB
96th
156
98th
0.06
84th
38
97th
$100
33rd
30
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $66
Samples 102k
59
97th
41
78th
67.7
46 - 86
86th
2TB
89th
115
85th
0.9
98th
51
93rd
$66
56th
31
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $65
Samples 142k
58
97th
17.2
53rd
56
34 - 75
77th
1TB
81st
94.8
76th
0.73
98th
117
0th
$65
57th
32
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $40
Samples 362k
58
97th
40.4
78th
80.8
44 - 106
93rd
1TB
81st
139
94th
3.25
100th
82
2nd
$40
78th
33
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $74
Samples 29k
58
97th
59
91st
72.5
48 - 95
88th
3TB
93rd
121
87th
0.23
94th
51
93rd
$74
50th
34
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $23
Samples 3.7k
58
97th
36.4
74th
84.8
23 - 114
95th
500GB
61st
131
90th
0.07
84th
40
95th
$23
96th
35
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $110
Samples 21k
57
97th
56.7
89th
78.2
49 - 103
91st
4TB
96th
132
91st
0.21
93rd
74
3rd
$110
30th
36
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $86
Samples 36k
57
97th
77.9
99th
83.7
51 - 103
94th
4TB
96th
140
94th
0.49
97th
51
93rd
$86
42nd
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.8k
56
96th
55.4
16 - 75
76th
1TB
81st
76.1
60th
0.01
60th
76
3rd
38
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012)
Samples 2.3k
56
96th
72.7
44 - 90
88th
4TB
96th
124
88th
0.02
70th
84
2nd
39
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $70
Samples 84k
56
96th
17.1
53rd
59.9
37 - 77
81st
1TB
81st
80.2
64th
0.51
97th
121
0th
$70
52nd
40
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $90
Samples 6.2k
56
96th
39.5
77th
88.7
54 - 113
97th
2TB
89th
153
97th
0.05
80th
95
1st
$90
39th
41
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $74
Samples 31k
56
96th
36.3
74th
67.2
43 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
113
84th
0.25
94th
88
2nd
$74
50th
42
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $80
Samples 28k
56
96th
50.2
85th
66.8
46 - 88
85th
3TB
93rd
113
84th
0.24
94th
88
2nd
$80
45th
43
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $72
Samples 7.5k
56
96th
35.9
74th
64.6
37 - 85
83rd
2TB
89th
113
84th
0.07
85th
64
89th
$72
51st
44
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $157
Samples 2.4k
56
96th
67.1
95th
87.7
58 - 112
96th
6TB
98th
150
97th
0.03
75th
49
94th
$157
17th
45
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $125
Samples 5.1k
56
96th
71.2
97th
89
56 - 111
97th
5TB
97th
149
97th
0.08
87th
49
94th
$125
26th
46
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $229
Samples 72
56
96th
70.8
97th
81
27 - 124
93rd
10TB
100th
134
92nd
0
41st
38
97th
$229
9th
47
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011)
Samples 62k
55
95th
61.8
39 - 83
82nd
3TB
93rd
104
81st
0.3
95th
103
1st
48
Compare Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) $75
Samples 33k
55
95th
82.6
99th
77.4
48 - 99
90th
4TB
96th
111
84th
0.2
93rd
81
2nd
$75
50th
49
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $50
Samples 37k
55
95th
71.4
98th
89.1
44 - 109
97th
2TB
89th
149
97th
1.32
99th
20+
100th
$50
69th
50
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $18
Samples 258k
55
95th
31.5
70th
58.2
31 - 77
79th
500GB
61st
99.3
78th
2.24
99th
71+
10th
$18
99th
The Best.
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Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $195AMD RX 590 $185Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia RTX 2060 $325Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $51
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $609SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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