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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(50.2)
Value(22.9)
Avg. bench(44.1)
Capacity(990)
Write(74.2)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(86)
Price(94.7)
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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) $45
Samples 924k
68
100th
41.2
83rd
92.6
60 - 113
99th
1TB
81st
146
96th
6.15
100th
57
97th
$45
75th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35
Samples 2.6M
62
100th
48
88th
83.9
53 - 109
94th
1TB
81st
140
95th
11.4
100th
108
2nd
$35
87th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80
Samples 460k
60
100th
46.5
87th
93
62 - 115
99th
2TB
89th
134
92nd
1.66
99th
57
97th
$80
48th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $179
Samples 74k
59
100th
31.4
72nd
93.7
63 - 114
99th
3TB
93rd
131
91st
0.35
96th
57
97th
$179
15th
5
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $72
Samples 205k
58
100th
23
64th
82.5
55 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
137
94th
0.72
98th
92
4th
$72
53rd
6
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $37
Samples 1.3M
58
100th
47.9
88th
88.1
51 - 114
97th
1TB
81st
132
91st
4.7
100th
115
1st
$37
85th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $150
Samples 29k
57
99th
43.5
85th
81.6
52 - 105
93rd
4TB
96th
123
89th
0.11
91st
57
97th
$150
20th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $85
Samples 108k
57
99th
40.7
82nd
86.4
60 - 111
96th
2TB
89th
158
98th
0.46
97th
92
4th
$85
44th
9
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 6.1k
55
99th
95.7
72 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
160
98th
0.02
73rd
110
1st
10
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)
Samples 107k
55
99th
85.5
55 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
137
94th
0.37
97th
57
97th
11
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $296
Samples 3.6k
55
99th
38.3
80th
94.4
65 - 122
99th
6TB
98th
199
100th
0.02
73rd
72
93rd
$296
6th
12
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $90
Samples 200k
55
99th
60
96th
90
57 - 115
98th
3TB
93rd
129
90th
0.62
98th
117
1st
$90
39th
13
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $79
Samples 77k
54
99th
64.1
97th
84.8
54 - 107
95th
3TB
93rd
148
97th
0.29
96th
101
2nd
$79
49th
14
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $165
Samples 7.1k
54
99th
40.5
82nd
83.6
59 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
144
96th
0.03
77th
79
92nd
$165
16th
15
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $130
Samples 81k
54
99th
27.4
68th
88.9
59 - 109
97th
2TB
89th
155
98th
0.47
97th
68
94th
$130
25th
16
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $53
Samples 237k
54
99th
31.8
73rd
84.4
52 - 106
95th
1TB
81st
144
96th
1.67
99th
68
94th
$53
66th
17
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 48k
54
99th
80.1
43 - 109
92nd
1TB
81st
135
93rd
0.2
93rd
57
97th
18
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $75
Samples 76k
54
99th
44.5
85th
83.4
47 - 111
94th
2TB
89th
129
90th
0.23
94th
94
3rd
$75
51st
19
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $109
Samples 61k
54
99th
48
88th
87.2
59 - 109
96th
3TB
93rd
152
97th
0.31
96th
68
94th
$109
30th
20
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $100
Samples 17k
54
99th
67.8
98th
84.7
56 - 106
95th
4TB
96th
145
96th
0.12
91st
68
94th
$100
34th
21
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB
Samples 89k
54
99th
84.1
46 - 111
94th
1TB
81st
131
91st
0.27
95th
94
3rd
22
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $69
Samples 731k
54
99th
51.2
91st
88.4
54 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
130
91st
2.24
99th
117
1st
$69
55th
23
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $90
Samples 59k
53
98th
10.7
48th
48.2
17 - 65
67th
1TB
81st
85.1
70th
0.19
93rd
99
3rd
$90
40th
24
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $168
Samples 5.8k
53
98th
33.8
76th
70.9
48 - 90
88th
4TB
96th
124
89th
0.02
73rd
90
15th
$168
16th
25
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $182
Samples 42k
53
98th
33.1
74th
75.2
46 - 100
89th
4TB
96th
124
89th
0.19
93rd
93
3rd
$182
14th
26
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $230
Samples 8.7k
53
98th
31.6
72nd
90.8
60 - 114
98th
4TB
96th
160
98th
0.04
81st
60
95th
$230
10th
27
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $105
Samples 14k
53
98th
70.4
98th
92.4
60 - 110
99th
4TB
96th
157
98th
0.14
92nd
57
97th
$105
32nd
28
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $53
Samples 433k
53
98th
66.8
98th
88.5
54 - 107
97th
2TB
89th
143
95th
4.3
100th
39+
100th
$53
67th
29
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 520
53
98th
84.1
56 - 102
94th
4TB
96th
140
95th
0
46th
83
89th
30
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 16k
53
98th
72
42 - 95
88th
4TB
96th
108
83rd
0.05
82nd
94
3rd
31
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $69
Samples 248k
53
98th
50.1
90th
87
52 - 109
96th
2TB
89th
154
97th
1.26
99th
101
2nd
$69
55th
32
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $40
Samples 642k
53
98th
40.4
82nd
80.8
44 - 107
92nd
1TB
81st
138
94th
3.02
100th
101
2nd
$40
79th
33
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $85
Samples 96k
53
98th
77
99th
81.8
51 - 103
93rd
4TB
96th
132
91st
0.6
98th
70
93rd
$85
44th
34
Compare HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
Samples 499k
52
97th
60.4
34 - 76
81st
1TB
81st
104
81st
1.87
99th
90+
17th
35
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $55
Samples 54k
52
97th
47.9
88th
65.8
43 - 86
84th
2TB
89th
110
83rd
0.21
94th
107
2nd
$55
65th
36
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 10k
52
97th
86.2
58 - 109
96th
5TB
97th
145
96th
0.05
82nd
68
94th
37
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $80
Samples 125k
52
97th
14.9
56th
59.8
37 - 76
81st
1TB
81st
89
73rd
0.29
96th
140
0th
$80
48th
38
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $23
Samples 454k
52
97th
25
66th
57.4
21 - 78
79th
500GB
61st
96.5
77th
2.18
99th
90+
10th
$23
98th
39
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $285
Samples 4.1k
52
97th
36.1
78th
85.8
54 - 111
95th
6TB
98th
147
97th
0.02
73rd
68
94th
$285
6th
40
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $78
Samples 9.5k
52
97th
45.2
86th
88
52 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
150
97th
0.06
86th
114
1st
$78
50th
41
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016)
Samples 5.3k
52
97th
100
67 - 122
100th
6TB
98th
178
99th
0.03
73rd
54
97th
42
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $39
Samples 206
52
97th
393
100th
76.6
43 - 123
90th
10TB
100th
136
93rd
0
46th
57
97th
$39
83rd
43
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $24
Samples 11k
52
97th
34.8
77th
83.5
40 - 115
94th
500GB
61st
129
90th
0.1
89th
59
95th
$24
97th
44
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $400
Samples 705
52
97th
67.3
98th
112
73 - 138
100th
12TB
100th
198
100th
0.01
64th
42+
99th
$400
2nd
45
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $110
Samples 3.3k
52
97th
53.2
92nd
73.3
48 - 93
89th
4TB
96th
123
89th
0.01
64th
103
2nd
$110
29th
46
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $59
Samples 226k
52
97th
19.1
61st
56.4
37 - 76
77th
1TB
81st
95.2
76th
0.49
97th
136
0th
$59
62nd
47
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $100
Samples 91k
52
97th
37.6
79th
62.6
41 - 84
83rd
3TB
93rd
103
81st
0.26
95th
122
1st
$100
34th
48
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $120
Samples 58k
52
97th
33.6
75th
67.2
43 - 89
85th
3TB
93rd
111
84th
0.18
93rd
107
2nd
$120
27th
49
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $100
Samples 175k
52
97th
20.7
63rd
51.7
35 - 67
72nd
2TB
89th
85.6
70th
0.37
96th
122
1st
$100
34th
50
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $88
Samples 13k
52
97th
30.3
70th
66.6
40 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
114
85th
0.08
88th
83
89th
$88
42nd
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Intel Core i7-11700K $380Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $94SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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