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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(50.8)
Value(23.1)
Avg. bench(44.4)
Capacity(990)
Write(75.2)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(69)
Price(95.1)
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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) $37
Samples 357k
111
100th
50.9
87th
94
61 - 116
99th
1TB
81st
147
96th
4.51
100th
40
97th
$37
84th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40
Samples 1.4M
88
100th
42
79th
83.6
51 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
141
94th
11.2
100th
91
2nd
$40
82nd
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 53k
82
100th
96.6
61 - 116
99th
3TB
93rd
139
94th
0.42
96th
40
97th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $49
Samples 248k
81
100th
77.8
99th
95.3
65 - 116
99th
2TB
89th
136
93rd
2.03
99th
40
97th
$49
71st
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $33
Samples 862k
78
100th
52.5
88th
86.5
49 - 115
96th
1TB
81st
133
91st
5.5
100th
98
1st
$33
87th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $69
Samples 121k
76
99th
24.2
60th
83.5
57 - 108
93rd
1TB
81st
139
94th
0.87
98th
75
4th
$69
53rd
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $125
Samples 16k
73
99th
53.7
88th
83.8
53 - 107
94th
4TB
96th
125
89th
0.12
90th
40
97th
$125
27th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $103
Samples 73k
71
99th
33.5
72nd
86.5
57 - 112
96th
2TB
89th
157
98th
0.48
97th
75
4th
$103
33rd
9
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $50
Samples 133k
69
99th
109
100th
90.6
57 - 114
98th
3TB
93rd
131
91st
0.77
98th
100
1st
$50
68th
10
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $245
Samples 3.2k
68
99th
45.8
82nd
93.5
65 - 120
99th
6TB
98th
196
100th
0.02
70th
55
93rd
$245
8th
11
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $100
Samples 65k
68
99th
34.5
73rd
86.1
50 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
142
94th
0.56
97th
40
97th
$100
34th
12
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 4.1k
65
99th
95.6
71 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
160
98th
0.03
76th
93
1st
13
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $130
Samples 51k
65
99th
25.8
62nd
84.2
50 - 111
94th
2TB
89th
138
93rd
0.31
95th
77
3rd
$130
25th
14
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $153
Samples 30k
65
99th
34.6
73rd
88.1
55 - 109
96th
3TB
93rd
154
97th
0.27
95th
51
94th
$153
17th
15
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $90
Samples 52k
63
99th
57.5
91st
86.3
57 - 108
95th
3TB
93rd
151
97th
0.37
96th
84
2nd
$90
40th
16
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $80
Samples 433k
63
99th
44.5
81st
88.9
53 - 113
97th
2TB
89th
131
91st
2.84
100th
100
1st
$80
47th
17
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $81
Samples 58k
63
99th
20.1
56th
81.5
38 - 113
93rd
1TB
81st
139
94th
0.42
96th
77
3rd
$81
45th
18
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $88
Samples 38k
63
99th
41
78th
89.9
59 - 110
97th
2TB
89th
158
98th
0.43
96th
51
94th
$88
42nd
19
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $70
Samples 27k
63
99th
24.1
60th
84.5
51 - 113
94th
1TB
81st
145
95th
0.24
94th
40
97th
$70
51st
20
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $149
Samples 5.7k
62
98th
44.9
81st
83.6
56 - 106
94th
4TB
96th
145
95th
0.04
76th
62
92nd
$149
19th
21
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $142
Samples 8k
62
98th
50.1
86th
88.8
61 - 106
97th
4TB
96th
153
97th
0.1
89th
51
94th
$142
21st
22
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $50
Samples 43k
61
98th
19.5
55th
48.6
19 - 65
67th
1TB
81st
87
71st
0.26
95th
82
3rd
$50
70th
23
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $225
Samples 4k
61
98th
25.7
62nd
72.3
51 - 91
88th
4TB
96th
127
90th
0.02
70th
73
15th
$225
10th
24
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB $246
Samples 10k
61
98th
23.8
60th
73.3
45 - 95
89th
4TB
96th
114
85th
0.07
84th
77
3rd
$246
8th
25
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $60
Samples 152k
61
98th
57.3
91st
86
51 - 109
95th
2TB
89th
152
97th
1.31
99th
84
2nd
$60
60th
26
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $47
Samples 95k
61
98th
36.9
74th
85.7
53 - 108
95th
1TB
81st
150
97th
1.35
99th
51
94th
$47
73rd
27
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $373
Samples 324
60
97th
18
53rd
83.7
57 - 102
94th
4TB
96th
139
94th
0.01
40th
66
89th
$373
1st
28
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $324
Samples 6.5k
60
97th
23
59th
93.2
65 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
167
99th
0.05
80th
43
95th
$324
3rd
29
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $44
Samples 393k
59
97th
36.6
74th
80.2
38 - 106
92nd
1TB
81st
140
94th
3.16
100th
84
2nd
$44
76th
30
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $57
Samples 117k
59
97th
47.2
83rd
67.3
44 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
114
85th
0.9
98th
53
93rd
$57
63rd
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $100
Samples 4.4k
59
97th
74.4
98th
93
60 - 111
99th
4TB
96th
160
98th
0.09
88th
40
97th
$100
34th
32
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $74
Samples 33k
58
97th
61
94th
74.7
48 - 98
89th
3TB
93rd
125
89th
0.24
94th
53
93rd
$74
50th
33
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $85
Samples 43k
58
97th
78.9
99th
83.8
52 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
140
94th
0.59
98th
53
93rd
$85
44th
34
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $65
Samples 167k
58
97th
17.6
53rd
57.1
37 - 75
78th
1TB
81st
96.4
76th
0.71
98th
119
0th
$65
56th
35
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $110
Samples 22k
58
97th
56.3
90th
77.4
47 - 102
91st
4TB
96th
130
90th
0.21
93rd
76
3rd
$110
30th
36
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $24
Samples 3.7k
58
97th
36.3
74th
87.1
44 - 115
96th
500GB
62nd
132
91st
0.09
88th
42
95th
$24
96th
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.9k
56
96th
55
16 - 75
75th
1TB
81st
75.5
59th
0.01
62nd
78
3rd
38
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $55
Samples 8k
56
96th
47.2
83rd
64.8
40 - 85
84th
2TB
89th
111
84th
0.06
84th
66
89th
$55
64th
39
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $90
Samples 6.8k
56
96th
39.5
76th
88.9
59 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
153
97th
0.06
84th
97
1st
$90
40th
40
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $79
Samples 32k
56
96th
33.4
72nd
66
41 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
111
84th
0.23
94th
90
2nd
$79
48th
41
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $80
Samples 84k
56
96th
15.5
51st
62.1
41 - 77
82nd
1TB
81st
80.5
64th
0.48
97th
123
0th
$80
47th
42
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $250
Samples 2.4k
56
96th
23.6
59th
73.6
48 - 90
89th
4TB
96th
125
89th
0.02
70th
86
2nd
$250
7th
43
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $89
Samples 34k
56
96th
45.7
82nd
68
44 - 89
86th
3TB
93rd
115
85th
0.24
94th
90
2nd
$89
41st
44
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $45
Samples 23k
56
96th
30.2
67th
67.9
44 - 89
86th
1TB
81st
115
85th
0.22
94th
56
92nd
$45
75th
45
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 5.7k
56
96th
89
59 - 111
97th
5TB
97th
147
96th
0.06
84th
51
94th
46
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $157
Samples 2.1k
56
96th
67.2
96th
87.9
60 - 110
96th
6TB
98th
150
97th
0.01
62nd
51
94th
$157
17th
47
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $212
Samples 83
56
96th
71.2
97th
75.4
46 - 102
90th
10TB
100th
123
88th
0
40th
40
97th
$212
12th
48
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016)
Samples 3.3k
55
95th
99.8
68 - 120
99th
6TB
98th
176
99th
0.03
76th
37
97th
49
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $59
Samples 61k
55
95th
63.4
95th
62.8
40 - 83
82nd
3TB
93rd
105
81st
0.31
95th
105
1st
$59
61st
50
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $19
Samples 271k
55
95th
30
67th
58.1
25 - 76
79th
500GB
62nd
100
79th
2.19
99th
73+
10th
$19
99th
The Best.
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Intel Core i5-9600K $218Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $42
Intel Core i5-9400F $155Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $384Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $653SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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