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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]

1,010 HDDs
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User rating(50.7)
Value(35.6)
Avg. bench(44.7)
Capacity(966)
Write(76)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(57)
Price(103)
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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 157k
105
100th
60.2
78th
94.4
62 ↔ 115
99th
1TB
82nd
148
96th
3.44
100th
28
97th
$45
80th
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85
Samples 28k
84
100th
99.3
100th
98
63 ↔ 115
99th
3TB
93rd
140
93rd
0.48
96th
28
97th
$85
48th
3
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45
Samples 804k
82
100th
52.8
72nd
82.6
51 ↔ 109
93rd
1TB
82nd
139
93rd
11.4
100th
79
2nd
$45
81st
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59
Samples 124k
80
100th
96.2
99th
98.5
64 ↔ 115
99th
2TB
90th
144
95th
2.83
99th
28
97th
$59
68th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $42
Samples 530k
76
100th
59.6
78th
87.2
45 ↔ 114
96th
1TB
82nd
136
92nd
5.92
100th
86
1st
$42
82nd
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $55
Samples 78k
74
99th
42.9
65th
82.2
54 ↔ 107
93rd
1TB
82nd
138
93rd
0.85
98th
63
4th
$55
71st
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $109
Samples 10k
72
99th
91
97th
86.4
57 ↔ 106
95th
4TB
96th
130
90th
0.1
85th
28
97th
$109
35th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $115
Samples 36k
70
99th
43.8
66th
87.8
60 ↔ 111
96th
2TB
90th
158
98th
0.57
97th
63
4th
$115
33rd
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 2.3k
68
99th
96.6
67 ↔ 122
99th
6TB
98th
200
100th
0.03
77th
43
93rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $80
Samples 83k
67
99th
95.8
99th
89
53 ↔ 114
97th
3TB
93rd
131
91st
0.82
98th
88
1st
$80
52nd
11
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2.3k
65
99th
94.9
68 ↔ 117
99th
1TB
82nd
161
98th
0.02
68th
81
1st
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $83
Samples 13k
65
99th
95.5
99th
91.7
58 ↔ 111
98th
3TB
93rd
159
98th
0.21
93rd
39
95th
$83
50th
13
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $95
Samples 31k
63
99th
51.7
72nd
85.7
52 ↔ 111
95th
2TB
90th
144
95th
0.64
98th
28
97th
$95
42nd
14
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $68
Samples 16k
63
99th
35.3
60th
83.7
48 ↔ 111
94th
1TB
82nd
147
96th
0.24
94th
28
97th
$68
61st
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $55
Samples 40k
63
99th
42.7
65th
81.9
43 ↔ 111
93rd
1TB
82nd
142
94th
0.52
97th
65
3rd
$55
71st
16
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $77
Samples 17k
63
99th
68.3
84th
91.5
58 ↔ 111
98th
2TB
90th
161
98th
0.36
95th
39
95th
$77
55th
17
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $110
Samples 35k
63
99th
43.8
66th
83.8
48 ↔ 111
94th
2TB
90th
139
93rd
0.33
96th
65
3rd
$110
34th
18
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $119
Samples 3.3k
62
98th
82.5
93rd
85.5
56 ↔ 105
95th
4TB
96th
145
95th
0.05
77th
50
92nd
$119
32nd
19
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $100
Samples 30k
62
98th
72.8
88th
84.9
50 ↔ 109
95th
3TB
93rd
149
96th
0.44
96th
72
2nd
$100
37th
20
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $69
Samples 287k
62
98th
74.4
89th
89.4
50 ↔ 114
97th
2TB
90th
133
91st
3.02
100th
88
1st
$69
60th
21
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB
Samples 2.5k
61
98th
71.3
48 ↔ 91
88th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.02
86th
61
15th
22
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $119
Samples 4k
61
98th
84.6
94th
87.7
60 ↔ 105
96th
4TB
96th
149
96th
0.06
83rd
39
95th
$119
32nd
23
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $46
Samples 47k
61
98th
53.7
73rd
86
49 ↔ 109
95th
1TB
82nd
151
97th
1.2
99th
39
95th
$46
78th
24
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $300
Samples 3.3k
60
98th
36.6
61st
95.7
67 ↔ 114
99th
4TB
96th
172
99th
0.05
85th
31
96th
$300
5th
25
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $65
Samples 25k
60
98th
22.3
48th
50.2
23 ↔ 64
70th
1TB
82nd
90.1
73rd
0.35
95th
70
3rd
$65
63rd
26
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 184
60
98th
83.8
57 ↔ 102
94th
4TB
96th
139
93rd
0
36th
54
89th
27
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $65
Samples 93k
60
98th
76.8
90th
86.8
58 ↔ 110
96th
2TB
90th
156
98th
1.24
99th
72
2nd
$65
63rd
28
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 8.3k
60
98th
72.8
44 ↔ 95
89th
4TB
96th
113
85th
0.05
85th
65
3rd
29
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $40
Samples 234k
60
98th
58.9
78th
82.1
50 ↔ 107
93rd
1TB
82nd
142
94th
3.18
100th
72
2nd
$40
84th
30
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $55
Samples 56k
59
97th
72.3
87th
69.3
44 ↔ 87
87th
2TB
90th
116
86th
0.98
98th
41
94th
$55
71st
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $120
Samples 1.8k
58
97th
85.2
95th
89.1
58 ↔ 107
97th
4TB
96th
153
98th
0.03
91st
28
97th
$120
31st
32
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $29
Samples 1.8k
57
97th
43.2
66th
87.4
39 ↔ 116
96th
500GB
61st
131
91st
0.08
86th
30
96th
$29
94th
33
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $77
Samples 107k
57
97th
21
47th
56.3
33 ↔ 75
78th
1TB
82nd
95.8
76th
0.79
98th
107
0th
$77
55th
34
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $110
Samples 11k
57
97th
78.1
91st
74.8
45 ↔ 99
90th
4TB
96th
123
88th
0.15
92nd
64
3rd
$110
34th
35
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $79
Samples 17k
57
97th
120
100th
82.5
52 ↔ 103
93rd
4TB
96th
137
92nd
0.34
94th
41
94th
$79
53rd
36
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $80
Samples 18k
57
97th
80
92nd
74.3
45 ↔ 99
89th
3TB
93rd
124
88th
0.25
94th
41
94th
$80
52nd
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.4k
56
96th
59
26 ↔ 77
80th
1TB
82nd
79.4
63rd
0.01
68th
66
3rd
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Samples 66k
56
96th
60.1
35 ↔ 76
82nd
1TB
82nd
82.3
66th
0.39
97th
111
0th
39
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $101
Samples 22k
56
96th
56.6
76th
66.4
43 ↔ 88
85th
3TB
93rd
112
84th
0.24
94th
78
2nd
$101
37th
40
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $72
Samples 4k
56
96th
51.3
71st
64.2
42 ↔ 84
84th
2TB
90th
110
83rd
0.04
78th
54
89th
$72
57th
41
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB
Samples 4k
56
96th
88.1
53 ↔ 114
96th
2TB
90th
151
97th
0.05
83rd
85
1st
42
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $299
Samples 1.5k
56
96th
28
53rd
73
47 ↔ 92
89th
4TB
96th
125
89th
0.01
57th
74
2nd
$299
5th
43
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $200
Samples 2.1k
55
96th
89.4
97th
104
72 ↔ 122
100th
6TB
98th
184
99th
0.03
77th
25
98th
$200
13th
44
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $344
Samples 57
55
96th
65.1
82nd
78
33 ↔ 115
91st
10TB
100th
138
93rd
0
36th
28
97th
$344
3rd
45
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $162
Samples 41k
55
96th
33.1
58th
62.2
39 ↔ 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
105
82nd
0.27
95th
93
1st
$162
19th
46
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $80
Samples 20k
55
96th
47.2
69th
65.8
41 ↔ 86
84th
2TB
90th
110
83rd
0.22
94th
78
2nd
$80
52nd
47
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $165
Samples 1k
55
96th
93.8
98th
89.9
61 ↔ 112
97th
6TB
98th
152
97th
0.02
68th
39
95th
$165
19th
48
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $138
Samples 2.7k
55
96th
94.5
98th
90.9
62 ↔ 111
98th
5TB
97th
152
97th
0.04
77th
39
95th
$138
26th
49
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010)
Samples 4.2k
54
95th
55.8
33 ↔ 75
77th
1TB
82nd
94.9
76th
0.05
77th
107
0th
50
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) $225
Samples 55
54
95th
55.4
74th
72.4
27 ↔ 103
88th
6TB
98th
122
88th
0
36th
28
97th
$225
11th
The Best.
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Intel Core i7-8700K $365Nvidia GTX 1070 $280Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $159Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $124SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $800SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $133SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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