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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(23.1)
Avg. bench(44.4)
Capacity(990)
Write(75.3)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(68)
Price(89)
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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) $32
Samples 348k
109
100th
56.9
90th
92.5
51 - 116
99th
1TB
81st
140
94th
4.45
100th
39
97th
$32
87th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38
Samples 1.3M
86
100th
43.8
80th
82.1
52 - 108
93rd
1TB
81st
139
94th
11.8
100th
90
2nd
$38
83rd
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 48k
83
100th
97.2
67 - 115
99th
3TB
93rd
138
93rd
0.51
97th
39
97th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59
Samples 262k
81
100th
63.2
94th
93.9
63 - 114
99th
2TB
89th
136
93rd
2.23
99th
39
97th
$59
61st
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $30
Samples 822k
78
100th
57.5
90th
87.6
43 - 113
96th
1TB
81st
134
92nd
5.91
100th
97
1st
$30
89th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $72
Samples 125k
76
99th
22.8
59th
82.1
55 - 107
93rd
1TB
81st
139
94th
0.91
98th
74
4th
$72
51st
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $125
Samples 18k
73
99th
54.9
88th
85.7
57 - 106
95th
4TB
96th
130
90th
0.15
92nd
39
97th
$125
26th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $104
Samples 65k
71
99th
32.5
70th
84.4
53 - 110
94th
2TB
89th
152
97th
0.53
97th
74
4th
$104
31st
9
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $50
Samples 128k
68
99th
107
100th
89.5
57 - 113
97th
3TB
93rd
130
90th
0.83
98th
99
1st
$50
68th
10
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $300
Samples 3k
68
99th
37.8
75th
94.5
67 - 121
99th
6TB
98th
198
100th
0.02
71st
54
93rd
$300
3rd
11
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $90
Samples 55k
67
99th
38.3
76th
86.2
57 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
143
95th
0.55
97th
39
97th
$90
38th
12
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 3.8k
65
99th
95.5
70 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
161
99th
0.04
80th
92
1st
13
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $109
Samples 29k
65
99th
48.5
84th
88.2
58 - 109
96th
3TB
93rd
153
97th
0.33
96th
50
94th
$109
30th
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $130
Samples 48k
64
99th
24.8
61st
81
45 - 110
93rd
2TB
89th
137
93rd
0.33
96th
76
3rd
$130
24th
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $39
Samples 58k
63
99th
41.3
78th
80.4
45 - 110
93rd
1TB
81st
141
94th
0.41
96th
76
3rd
$39
81st
16
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $95
Samples 50k
63
99th
52.4
86th
82.9
53 - 106
94th
3TB
93rd
147
96th
0.37
96th
83
2nd
$95
36th
17
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $80
Samples 448k
63
99th
43.8
80th
87.5
55 - 114
96th
2TB
89th
131
91st
3.07
100th
99
1st
$80
45th
18
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $77
Samples 41k
63
99th
47
82nd
90.5
61 - 110
98th
2TB
89th
158
98th
0.43
96th
50
94th
$77
48th
19
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $70
Samples 29k
63
99th
23
59th
80.3
47 - 110
93rd
1TB
81st
146
96th
0.27
95th
39
97th
$70
52nd
20
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $149
Samples 4.9k
62
98th
45.6
81st
84.9
58 - 106
95th
4TB
96th
146
96th
0.03
76th
61
92nd
$149
18th
21
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $105
Samples 7.7k
62
98th
66.8
95th
87.6
58 - 107
96th
4TB
96th
149
97th
0.09
88th
50
94th
$105
31st
22
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $70
Samples 37k
61
98th
14.1
49th
49.2
22 - 64
69th
1TB
81st
89.4
72nd
0.26
95th
81
3rd
$70
52nd
23
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $70
Samples 158k
61
98th
48
83rd
84.4
44 - 108
94th
2TB
89th
152
97th
1.3
99th
83
2nd
$70
51st
24
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 10k
61
98th
72.7
46 - 96
88th
4TB
96th
111
84th
0.08
88th
76
3rd
25
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $63
Samples 98k
61
98th
26.8
63rd
84.5
49 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
146
96th
1.23
99th
50
94th
$63
58th
26
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB
Samples 3.3k
61
98th
72.7
50 - 91
88th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.03
76th
72
15th
27
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $373
Samples 291
60
97th
17.9
53rd
83.2
56 - 102
94th
4TB
96th
139
94th
0
43rd
65
89th
$373
1st
28
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $271
Samples 6.6k
60
97th
27.4
64th
92.8
65 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
167
99th
0.05
81st
42
95th
$271
6th
29
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $66
Samples 110k
59
97th
41.2
78th
68
44 - 87
86th
2TB
89th
114
85th
0.97
98th
52
93rd
$66
56th
30
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $95
Samples 4.1k
59
97th
77
98th
91.4
59 - 110
98th
4TB
96th
157
98th
0.06
84th
39
97th
$95
36th
31
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $65
Samples 156k
58
97th
17
53rd
55.3
36 - 73
76th
1TB
81st
93.8
75th
0.77
98th
118
0th
$65
57th
32
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $72
Samples 32k
58
97th
61.1
93rd
73.6
47 - 97
89th
3TB
93rd
124
88th
0.26
94th
52
93rd
$72
50th
33
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $42
Samples 378k
58
97th
37.7
75th
79.2
39 - 107
92nd
1TB
81st
138
93rd
3.33
100th
83
2nd
$42
76th
34
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $23
Samples 3.5k
58
97th
36.9
74th
86
26 - 115
95th
500GB
61st
131
91st
0.06
84th
41
95th
$23
96th
35
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $104
Samples 20k
57
97th
60.2
93rd
78.4
52 - 102
91st
4TB
96th
129
90th
0.21
93rd
75
3rd
$104
31st
36
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $85
Samples 42k
57
97th
77.3
98th
82.1
53 - 104
93rd
4TB
96th
137
93rd
0.52
97th
52
93rd
$85
42nd
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.8k
56
96th
55.3
16 - 75
76th
1TB
81st
76.1
60th
0.01
64th
77
3rd
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $70
Samples 89k
56
96th
17.2
53rd
60.3
36 - 76
81st
1TB
81st
79.7
63rd
0.49
97th
122
0th
$70
52nd
39
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $81
Samples 34k
56
96th
49.7
85th
67
42 - 88
85th
3TB
93rd
113
84th
0.24
94th
89
2nd
$81
44th
40
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $72
Samples 6.2k
56
96th
49.3
84th
88.7
55 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
153
97th
0.05
81st
96
1st
$72
51st
41
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $69
Samples 7.8k
56
96th
37.5
75th
64.8
40 - 85
83rd
2TB
89th
113
84th
0.07
85th
65
89th
$69
54th
42
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $74
Samples 33k
56
96th
35.3
73rd
64.8
39 - 84
83rd
2TB
89th
110
83rd
0.25
94th
89
2nd
$74
50th
43
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012)
Samples 2.4k
56
96th
72.9
45 - 90
88th
4TB
96th
125
89th
0.01
64th
85
2nd
44
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $125
Samples 4.9k
56
96th
72.3
97th
90.3
60 - 111
98th
5TB
97th
150
97th
0.07
85th
50
94th
$125
26th
45
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $157
Samples 2.4k
56
96th
67.3
95th
88.1
58 - 111
96th
6TB
98th
152
97th
0.03
76th
50
94th
$157
16th
46
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $220
Samples 65
56
96th
73.1
98th
80.4
46 - 124
93rd
10TB
100th
128
90th
0
43rd
39
97th
$220
10th
47
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $59
Samples 39k
55
95th
61.3
93rd
91.2
56 - 110
98th
2TB
89th
148
97th
1.32
99th
20+
100th
$59
61st
48
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $19
Samples 260k
55
95th
29
66th
56.2
25 - 75
77th
500GB
61st
98.5
78th
2.04
99th
72+
10th
$19
99th
49
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011)
Samples 64k
55
95th
63.1
41 - 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
106
82nd
0.33
96th
104
1st
50
Compare Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) $75
Samples 34k
55
95th
82.2
99th
77
48 - 99
90th
4TB
96th
110
83rd
0.22
93rd
82
2nd
$75
49th
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Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $54
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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