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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(50.9)
Value(21.7)
Avg. bench(44.3)
Capacity(990)
Write(74.9)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(76)
Price(89.8)
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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) $43
Samples 498k
108
100th
43.8
82nd
94.1
61 - 114
99th
1TB
81st
147
96th
5.26
100th
47
97th
$43
79th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34
Samples 1.9M
90
100th
49.3
86th
83.3
53 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
141
94th
11.6
100th
98
2nd
$34
88th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $169
Samples 61k
85
100th
34
74th
95.8
64 - 116
99th
3TB
93rd
135
92nd
0.35
96th
47
97th
$169
17th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $70
Samples 323k
81
100th
54
91st
94.4
63 - 114
99th
2TB
89th
137
93rd
1.81
99th
47
97th
$70
53rd
5
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $53
Samples 162k
78
100th
30.4
69th
80.9
51 - 106
93rd
1TB
81st
136
92nd
0.77
98th
82
4th
$53
66th
6
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $37
Samples 991k
77
99th
47.8
85th
88.4
53 - 112
97th
1TB
81st
135
92nd
5.16
100th
105
1st
$37
86th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $177
Samples 19k
73
99th
38.6
77th
85.3
53 - 105
95th
4TB
96th
130
91st
0.09
87th
47
97th
$177
15th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $114
Samples 82k
72
99th
30.7
70th
87.3
57 - 112
96th
2TB
89th
158
98th
0.48
97th
82
4th
$114
30th
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $225
Samples 3.7k
69
99th
51.2
89th
95.9
64 - 121
99th
6TB
98th
201
100th
0.02
75th
62
93rd
$225
10th
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $103
Samples 133k
68
99th
51.1
89th
87.5
56 - 114
96th
3TB
93rd
127
90th
0.62
98th
107
1st
$103
33rd
11
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $100
Samples 76k
68
99th
34
74th
84.8
50 - 109
94th
2TB
89th
138
93rd
0.46
97th
47
97th
$100
34th
12
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 5k
67
99th
95.9
71 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
162
98th
0.02
69th
100
1st
13
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $183
Samples 56k
65
99th
18
55th
82.3
49 - 110
93rd
2TB
89th
134
91st
0.3
95th
84
3rd
$183
14th
14
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $122
Samples 35k
65
99th
43.5
82nd
88.8
58 - 110
97th
3TB
93rd
154
97th
0.3
95th
58
94th
$122
28th
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $107
Samples 74k
64
99th
15.2
51st
81.1
41 - 111
93rd
1TB
81st
138
93rd
0.35
96th
84
3rd
$107
32nd
16
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $152
Samples 60k
63
98th
33.8
73rd
85.6
54 - 108
95th
3TB
93rd
149
97th
0.27
94th
91
2nd
$152
19th
17
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $165
Samples 6.8k
63
98th
40.9
80th
84.3
60 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
145
95th
0.03
78th
69
92nd
$165
17th
18
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $70
Samples 522k
63
98th
50.7
88th
88.7
46 - 113
97th
2TB
89th
131
91st
2.59
99th
107
1st
$70
53rd
19
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $140
Samples 11k
63
98th
49.2
86th
86.1
57 - 106
95th
4TB
96th
148
97th
0.1
89th
58
94th
$140
23rd
20
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB
Samples 142k
63
98th
84.8
56 - 109
94th
1TB
81st
147
96th
1.52
99th
58
94th
21
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB
Samples 54k
63
98th
90
59 - 111
97th
2TB
89th
160
98th
0.46
97th
58
94th
22
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 41k
62
98th
81.7
47 - 111
93rd
1TB
81st
145
95th
0.23
94th
47
97th
23
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $60
Samples 45k
61
98th
16.3
53rd
48.8
25 - 65
68th
1TB
81st
89.1
73rd
0.22
94th
89
3rd
$60
61st
24
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $108
Samples 198k
61
98th
31.4
71st
85
50 - 109
95th
2TB
89th
152
97th
1.18
99th
91
2nd
$108
31st
25
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 12k
61
98th
70.9
42 - 94
87th
4TB
96th
112
84th
0.05
75th
84
3rd
26
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $218
Samples 5.4k
61
98th
26.9
65th
73.3
52 - 91
88th
4TB
96th
129
90th
0.02
75th
80
15th
$218
11th
27
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $328
Samples 8k
61
98th
22.8
61st
93.5
66 - 115
99th
4TB
96th
168
99th
0.06
79th
50
95th
$328
3rd
28
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $453
Samples 407
60
97th
14.9
51st
84.2
57 - 102
94th
4TB
96th
140
94th
0
42nd
73
89th
$453
1st
29
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $110
Samples 30k
59
97th
56.1
92nd
77.1
47 - 102
90th
4TB
96th
129
90th
0.18
93rd
83
3rd
$110
31st
30
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $35
Samples 472k
59
97th
46.4
84th
81.2
43 - 107
93rd
1TB
81st
140
94th
3.22
100th
91
2nd
$35
87th
31
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $43
Samples 134k
59
97th
60.5
95th
65.8
43 - 85
84th
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.91
99th
60
93rd
$43
78th
32
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $88
Samples 63k
59
97th
75.4
99th
82.9
51 - 104
94th
4TB
96th
138
93rd
0.55
98th
60
93rd
$88
42nd
33
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $105
Samples 6.6k
59
97th
70.5
98th
92.4
60 - 109
98th
4TB
96th
158
98th
0.1
89th
47
97th
$105
32nd
34
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $55
Samples 148k
58
97th
66.2
97th
91
59 - 110
98th
2TB
89th
147
96th
3.08
100th
28+
100th
$55
65th
35
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $59
Samples 178k
58
97th
19.4
57th
57.1
36 - 76
78th
1TB
81st
95.4
76th
0.6
98th
126
0th
$59
62nd
36
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $75
Samples 37k
58
97th
58.7
94th
73.3
47 - 97
88th
3TB
93rd
122
88th
0.22
94th
60
93rd
$75
50th
37
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $26
Samples 7.5k
58
97th
32.8
72nd
84.4
37 - 117
94th
500GB
61st
129
90th
0.08
87th
49
95th
$26
96th
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $75
Samples 110k
57
96th
16.3
53rd
61.2
41 - 77
82nd
1TB
81st
86
70th
0.37
95th
130
0th
$75
50th
39
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $69
Samples 6.7k
57
96th
52.7
90th
91
61 - 114
98th
2TB
89th
156
98th
0.05
79th
104
1st
$69
54th
40
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB
Samples 2.9k
57
96th
87.9
63 - 111
96th
6TB
98th
147
96th
0.04
83rd
58
94th
41
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $423
Samples 411
57
96th
63.3
97th
112
75 - 139
100th
12TB
100th
198
100th
0
42nd
32+
99th
$423
1st
42
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $95
Samples 41k
56
96th
43
81st
68
44 - 88
86th
3TB
93rd
115
85th
0.17
92nd
97
2nd
$95
38th
43
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $22
Samples 313k
56
96th
26.6
65th
58.6
27 - 79
80th
500GB
61st
101
80th
2.4
99th
80+
10th
$22
99th
44
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $68
Samples 9.4k
56
96th
38.7
77th
65.3
41 - 85
84th
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.09
84th
73
89th
$68
56th
45
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $75
Samples 39k
56
96th
35.6
75th
66.8
42 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
113
84th
0.2
93rd
97
2nd
$75
50th
46
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $209
Samples 2.8k
56
96th
28.3
67th
73.9
47 - 90
89th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.01
62nd
93
2nd
$209
12th
47
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $125
Samples 6.2k
56
96th
72.3
99th
90.3
64 - 111
97th
5TB
97th
152
97th
0.04
79th
58
94th
$125
27th
48
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $218
Samples 110
56
96th
73.8
99th
80.4
29 - 102
92nd
10TB
100th
144
95th
0
42nd
47
97th
$218
11th
49
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 2.2k
55
95th
55.8
19 - 77
76th
1TB
81st
76.4
60th
0.01
62nd
85
3rd
50
Compare Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) $64
Samples 42k
55
95th
97.3
100th
77.8
50 - 99
91st
4TB
96th
110
83rd
0.25
95th
90
2nd
$64
57th
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Intel Core i5-9600K $192Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $46
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Intel Core i7-9700K $335Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $47
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $60SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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