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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(23)
Avg. bench(44.1)
Capacity(990)
Write(74)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(92)
Price(100)
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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) $38
Samples 1M
68
100th
49
89th
92.9
60 - 114
99th
1TB
81st
142
95th
6.23
100th
63
97th
$38
84th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39
Samples 2.8M
62
100th
42.5
84th
83.3
56 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
137
94th
11.8
100th
114
2nd
$39
83rd
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71
Samples 492k
60
100th
52.1
91st
92.4
64 - 114
99th
2TB
89th
132
92nd
1.94
99th
63
97th
$71
54th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 90k
59
100th
93
62 - 115
99th
3TB
93rd
133
92nd
0.4
96th
63
97th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $40
Samples 1.3M
58
100th
44.7
86th
89.3
54 - 114
97th
1TB
81st
132
92nd
5.03
100th
121
1st
$40
82nd
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $55
Samples 218k
58
100th
30.2
71st
83.1
54 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
137
94th
0.92
99th
98
4th
$55
66th
7
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $80
Samples 134k
57
99th
43.4
85th
86.8
60 - 111
96th
2TB
89th
159
98th
0.56
98th
98
4th
$80
48th
8
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $105
Samples 26k
57
99th
64
96th
84
52 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
127
90th
0.12
89th
63
97th
$105
32nd
9
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 6.7k
55
99th
95.9
71 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
161
98th
0.02
78th
116
1st
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $91
Samples 219k
55
99th
59.8
95th
90.6
59 - 114
98th
3TB
93rd
127
90th
0.69
98th
123
1st
$91
40th
11
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $296
Samples 4.4k
55
99th
37
78th
91.2
62 - 118
98th
6TB
98th
198
100th
0.01
74th
78
93rd
$296
6th
12
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)
Samples 112k
55
99th
84.1
54 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
136
93rd
0.45
93rd
63
97th
13
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $165
Samples 9.3k
54
99th
39.5
81st
81.4
52 - 104
93rd
4TB
96th
140
95th
0.03
81st
85
92nd
$165
16th
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB
Samples 94k
54
99th
82.9
50 - 110
93rd
1TB
81st
133
92nd
0.38
96th
100
3rd
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $130
Samples 78k
54
99th
25.9
66th
84.1
51 - 112
95th
2TB
89th
132
92nd
0.27
96th
100
3rd
$130
25th
16
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $106
Samples 85k
54
99th
47.4
88th
83.7
55 - 106
94th
3TB
93rd
146
96th
0.35
96th
107
2nd
$106
32nd
17
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $64
Samples 732k
54
99th
55.7
92nd
88.4
52 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
130
91st
2.42
99th
123
1st
$64
59th
18
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $95
Samples 17k
54
99th
70.8
97th
84.1
54 - 104
94th
4TB
96th
143
96th
0.13
92nd
74
94th
$95
37th
19
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $109
Samples 62k
54
99th
48.8
89th
88.6
63 - 108
97th
3TB
93rd
153
97th
0.39
97th
74
94th
$109
30th
20
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $51
Samples 254k
54
99th
32.9
74th
84.7
52 - 107
95th
1TB
81st
144
96th
1.81
99th
74
94th
$51
67th
21
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $80
Samples 84k
54
99th
43.7
85th
87.4
60 - 109
96th
2TB
89th
155
98th
0.48
97th
74
94th
$80
48th
22
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 54k
54
99th
83
48 - 112
94th
1TB
81st
138
94th
0.26
92nd
63
97th
23
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016)
Samples 10k
53
98th
92.4
63 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
164
99th
0.06
81st
66
95th
24
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 19k
53
98th
71.8
45 - 96
88th
4TB
96th
108
83rd
0.06
85th
100
3rd
25
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $357
Samples 560
53
98th
18.9
59th
84.4
57 - 102
95th
4TB
96th
141
95th
0
45th
89
89th
$357
3rd
26
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $90
Samples 58k
53
98th
10.9
48th
49.2
21 - 65
69th
1TB
81st
84.7
70th
0.15
93rd
105
3rd
$90
42nd
27
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $80
Samples 301k
53
98th
43.8
86th
87.5
55 - 109
96th
2TB
89th
154
97th
1.17
99th
107
2nd
$80
49th
28
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $119
Samples 42k
53
98th
50.7
90th
75.4
46 - 100
90th
4TB
96th
126
90th
0.24
94th
99
3rd
$119
28th
29
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $80
Samples 117k
53
98th
80.9
99th
80.9
54 - 100
92nd
4TB
96th
133
92nd
0.62
98th
76
93rd
$80
48th
30
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $42
Samples 671k
53
98th
40
81st
84.1
53 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
143
96th
3.15
100th
107
2nd
$42
78th
31
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $185
Samples 7.4k
53
98th
30.3
71st
70.1
48 - 90
87th
4TB
96th
122
88th
0.03
78th
96
15th
$185
13th
32
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $100
Samples 15k
53
98th
73.4
98th
91.8
59 - 109
98th
4TB
96th
156
98th
0.27
95th
63
97th
$100
34th
33
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $345
Samples 923
53
98th
78
99th
112
74 - 138
100th
12TB
100th
198
100th
0.01
65th
48+
99th
$345
4th
34
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $49
Samples 481k
53
98th
70.9
98th
86.8
55 - 107
96th
2TB
89th
140
95th
5.17
100th
44+
100th
$49
71st
35
Compare HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
Samples 508k
52
97th
59.3
37 - 75
81st
1TB
81st
102
81st
1.69
99th
96+
17th
36
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $90
Samples 134k
52
97th
13.2
53rd
59.3
38 - 76
81st
1TB
81st
86.9
72nd
0.36
96th
146
0th
$90
40th
37
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $240
Samples 6.1k
52
97th
50
90th
100
69 - 122
100th
6TB
98th
178
99th
0.02
65th
60
97th
$240
9th
38
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $60
Samples 10k
52
97th
59.5
95th
89.2
58 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
152
97th
0.06
89th
120
1st
$60
61st
39
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $125
Samples 64k
52
97th
32.6
73rd
67.9
43 - 89
86th
3TB
93rd
113
85th
0.27
95th
113
2nd
$125
27th
40
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $170
Samples 91k
52
97th
22
63rd
62.4
40 - 84
83rd
3TB
93rd
102
81st
0.28
95th
128
1st
$170
15th
41
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $77
Samples 58k
52
97th
34.2
76th
65.7
41 - 85
84th
2TB
89th
111
84th
0.23
94th
113
2nd
$77
51st
42
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $22
Samples 494k
52
97th
25.9
66th
57
20 - 79
78th
500GB
61st
96.9
77th
1.89
99th
96+
10th
$22
99th
43
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $88
Samples 17k
52
97th
29.7
70th
65.3
39 - 86
84th
2TB
89th
111
84th
0.09
88th
89
89th
$88
43rd
44
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $117
Samples 65k
52
97th
37
78th
72
45 - 97
88th
3TB
93rd
118
87th
0.21
93rd
76
93rd
$117
29th
45
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $57
Samples 214k
52
97th
46.3
87th
65.9
43 - 85
84th
2TB
89th
109
83rd
0.89
98th
76
93rd
$57
63rd
46
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $80
Samples 209k
52
97th
14.1
55th
56.4
36 - 76
77th
1TB
81st
93.8
75th
0.54
98th
142
0th
$80
48th
47
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $607
Samples 3.4k
52
97th
9.73
46th
73.8
50 - 92
89th
4TB
96th
124
89th
0.01
81st
109
2nd
$607
0th
48
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $85
Samples 175k
52
97th
23.9
64th
50.8
31 - 67
71st
2TB
89th
84
69th
0.37
95th
128
1st
$85
44th
49
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $175
Samples 6.1k
52
97th
58.9
94th
85.8
61 - 108
96th
6TB
98th
148
97th
0.03
81st
74
94th
$175
15th
50
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 12k
52
97th
88.2
60 - 110
97th
5TB
97th
145
96th
0.04
81st
74
94th
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Intel Core i5-12600K $300Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $220Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i5-11400F $195Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $200
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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