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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(37.4)
Avg. bench(44.7)
Capacity(990)
Write(75.9)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(60)
Price(105)
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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 180k
106
100th
60.2
78th
94.4
59 ↔ 115
99th
1TB
81st
147
96th
3.59
100th
31
97th
$45
80th
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75
Samples 33k
84
100th
114
100th
99
69 ↔ 115
99th
3TB
93rd
141
94th
0.47
97th
31
97th
$75
56th
3
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $43
Samples 1M
84
100th
56.1
74th
83.8
54 ↔ 108
94th
1TB
81st
141
94th
11.3
100th
82
2nd
$43
81st
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59
Samples 162k
81
100th
94.3
97th
96.9
65 ↔ 115
99th
2TB
89th
140
93rd
2.35
99th
31
97th
$59
67th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $42
Samples 587k
77
100th
59.9
78th
87.6
51 ↔ 114
96th
1TB
81st
135
92nd
5.69
100th
89
1st
$42
81st
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $75
Samples 96k
74
99th
31.8
56th
82.6
53 ↔ 109
93rd
1TB
81st
138
93rd
0.91
98th
66
4th
$75
56th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $90
Samples 12k
72
99th
108
99th
84.6
53 ↔ 107
95th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.12
90th
31
97th
$90
44th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $110
Samples 44k
71
99th
46.2
68th
88.6
59 ↔ 112
96th
2TB
89th
159
98th
0.54
97th
66
4th
$110
35th
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 2.3k
68
99th
98.5
70 ↔ 122
99th
6TB
98th
203
100th
0.05
78th
46
93rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $136
Samples 104k
67
99th
56.7
75th
89.6
58 ↔ 114
97th
3TB
93rd
130
90th
0.84
98th
91
1st
$136
26th
11
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $89
Samples 19k
66
99th
87.9
95th
90.9
58 ↔ 110
98th
3TB
93rd
157
98th
0.29
94th
42
94th
$89
46th
12
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 3.6k
65
99th
94.2
68 ↔ 117
99th
1TB
81st
160
98th
0.03
74th
84
1st
13
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $90
Samples 39k
65
99th
53.9
73rd
84.5
48 ↔ 111
94th
2TB
89th
144
94th
0.5
97th
31
97th
$90
44th
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $122
Samples 37k
64
99th
39.2
62nd
83.4
52 ↔ 111
94th
2TB
89th
135
92nd
0.28
95th
68
3rd
$122
31st
15
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $77
Samples 23k
63
99th
68.1
83rd
91.3
61 ↔ 110
98th
2TB
89th
159
98th
0.39
96th
42
94th
$77
54th
16
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $110
Samples 45k
63
99th
21.5
46th
82.8
46 ↔ 112
93rd
1TB
81st
140
93rd
0.42
96th
68
3rd
$110
35th
17
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $58
Samples 337k
63
99th
87.3
95th
88.7
52 ↔ 115
96th
2TB
89th
132
91st
3
100th
91
1st
$58
67th
18
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $95
Samples 32k
63
99th
76.1
88th
83.9
50 ↔ 108
94th
3TB
93rd
147
96th
0.39
96th
75
2nd
$95
41st
19
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $139
Samples 3.4k
62
98th
68.7
83rd
83.2
56 ↔ 104
93rd
4TB
96th
145
95th
0.03
74th
53
92nd
$139
26th
20
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $105
Samples 5.4k
62
98th
97.3
98th
89
64 ↔ 106
97th
4TB
96th
151
97th
0.09
86th
42
94th
$105
37th
21
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $68
Samples 19k
62
98th
34.8
59th
82.5
45 ↔ 113
93rd
1TB
81st
145
95th
0.25
94th
31
97th
$68
60th
22
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB
Samples 2.8k
61
98th
72.5
48 ↔ 91
88th
4TB
96th
127
89th
0.03
74th
64
15th
23
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $50
Samples 58k
61
98th
48.7
70th
84.6
51 ↔ 108
95th
1TB
81st
148
96th
1.16
99th
42
94th
$50
74th
24
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $40
Samples 254k
61
98th
56
74th
78
27 ↔ 106
91st
1TB
81st
136
93rd
3.11
100th
75
2nd
$40
83rd
25
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $56
Samples 31k
61
98th
25
49th
48.9
19 ↔ 65
67th
1TB
81st
88.5
72nd
0.31
95th
73
3rd
$56
68th
26
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $53
Samples 65k
60
97th
75.4
88th
69.6
44 ↔ 88
87th
2TB
89th
117
86th
0.94
98th
44
93rd
$53
72nd
27
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $270
Samples 4.6k
60
97th
41.3
63rd
97.1
70 ↔ 115
99th
4TB
96th
174
99th
0.04
78th
34
95th
$270
7th
28
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 9.4k
60
97th
71.9
44 ↔ 95
88th
4TB
96th
113
84th
0.07
84th
68
3rd
29
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 216
60
97th
83.6
58 ↔ 100
94th
4TB
96th
139
93rd
0
38th
57
89th
30
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $75
Samples 97k
60
97th
65
81st
85
46 ↔ 109
95th
2TB
89th
151
97th
1.23
99th
75
2nd
$75
55th
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $110
Samples 2.3k
58
97th
93.8
97th
89.9
60 ↔ 109
97th
4TB
96th
154
97th
0.05
79th
31
97th
$110
35th
32
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $70
Samples 21k
58
97th
90.9
97th
73.9
48 ↔ 99
89th
3TB
93rd
122
87th
0.21
93rd
44
93rd
$70
57th
33
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $36
Samples 2.7k
58
97th
34.2
58th
84.7
32 ↔ 114
95th
500GB
61st
130
90th
0.05
79th
33
95th
$36
88th
34
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $90
Samples 117k
57
97th
17.9
43rd
56.2
33 ↔ 76
77th
1TB
81st
95.4
76th
0.85
98th
110
0th
$90
45th
35
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $116
Samples 13k
57
97th
75.4
88th
76
45 ↔ 100
90th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.18
92nd
67
3rd
$116
33rd
36
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.5k
56
96th
56.6
18 ↔ 76
77th
1TB
81st
77
60th
0.03
74th
69
3rd
37
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $120
Samples 4.9k
56
96th
41.5
64th
86.7
50 ↔ 114
96th
2TB
89th
151
97th
0.07
84th
88
1st
$120
31st
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $70
Samples 72k
56
96th
24.5
49th
59.9
31 ↔ 77
81st
1TB
81st
81.8
65th
0.49
97th
114
0th
$70
57th
39
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $306
Samples 1.6k
56
96th
27.5
51st
73.2
46 ↔ 91
88th
4TB
96th
125
88th
0.01
60th
77
2nd
$306
4th
40
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $85
Samples 23k
56
96th
110
99th
81.8
49 ↔ 102
93rd
4TB
96th
136
93rd
0.49
97th
44
93rd
$85
48th
41
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $162
Samples 1.3k
56
96th
94.4
97th
88.9
57 ↔ 109
96th
6TB
98th
150
96th
0.02
69th
42
94th
$162
19th
42
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $285
Samples 63
56
96th
78.6
89th
78
11 ↔ 117
91st
10TB
100th
125
88th
0
38th
31
97th
$285
7th
43
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $75
Samples 23k
56
96th
52
71st
68
44 ↔ 86
86th
2TB
89th
114
85th
0.27
94th
81
2nd
$75
55th
44
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $100
Samples 25k
56
96th
57.7
76th
67
44 ↔ 88
85th
3TB
93rd
111
83rd
0.22
93rd
81
2nd
$100
39th
45
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $67
Samples 4.7k
56
96th
56.6
75th
66
41 ↔ 86
84th
2TB
89th
115
85th
0.06
83rd
57
89th
$67
60th
46
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $309
Samples 2.5k
55
95th
57.9
76th
104
76 ↔ 123
100th
6TB
98th
185
99th
0.04
78th
28
97th
$309
4th
47
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $116
Samples 3.4k
55
95th
112
99th
90.4
58 ↔ 112
97th
5TB
97th
149
96th
0.06
83rd
42
94th
$116
33rd
48
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $104
Samples 49k
55
95th
51.6
71st
62.3
40 ↔ 83
82nd
3TB
93rd
105
81st
0.3
94th
96
1st
$104
37th
49
Compare Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) $79
Samples 23k
55
95th
114
100th
78
49 ↔ 99
91st
4TB
96th
111
83rd
0.22
94th
74
2nd
$79
53rd
50
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010)
Samples 5.2k
54
95th
57.5
34 ↔ 75
78th
1TB
81st
97
77th
0.04
79th
110
0th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $366Nvidia GTX 1070 $379Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $159Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $107
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $115Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $93
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $95SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $711SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $100SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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