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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(36.8)
Avg. bench(44.8)
Capacity(966)
Write(76.3)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(56)
Price(110)
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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 131k
105
100th
59.4
78th
93.2
55 ↔ 114
98th
1TB
81st
146
95th
3.25
100th
27
97th
$45
81st
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85
Samples 25k
84
100th
98
99th
96.7
59 ↔ 116
99th
3TB
93rd
139
93rd
0.49
97th
27
97th
$85
48th
3
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45
Samples 766k
82
100th
52.3
72nd
81.7
44 ↔ 108
93rd
1TB
81st
139
93rd
11.7
100th
78
2nd
$45
81st
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $57
Samples 114k
80
100th
98.9
99th
98.2
63 ↔ 117
99th
2TB
90th
142
94th
2.78
99th
27
97th
$57
70th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $40
Samples 491k
76
100th
61.2
79th
85.3
29 ↔ 113
95th
1TB
81st
131
91st
6.31
100th
85
1st
$40
85th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $60
Samples 78k
74
99th
39.5
63rd
82.6
55 ↔ 108
93rd
1TB
81st
139
93rd
0.99
99th
62
4th
$60
68th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $90
Samples 10k
72
99th
110
100th
86.4
56 ↔ 106
95th
4TB
96th
131
91st
0.14
90th
27
97th
$90
44th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $119
Samples 34k
71
99th
41.6
64th
86.5
59 ↔ 110
95th
2TB
90th
154
98th
0.54
97th
62
4th
$119
31st
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 2.1k
68
99th
95.5
66 ↔ 121
99th
6TB
98th
201
100th
0.03
75th
42
93rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $86
Samples 87k
67
99th
89.3
96th
89.2
57 ↔ 113
97th
3TB
93rd
132
91st
0.92
98th
87
1st
$86
47th
11
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2.5k
65
99th
94.6
67 ↔ 117
99th
1TB
81st
160
98th
0.04
79th
80
1st
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $83
Samples 12k
65
99th
95.9
99th
92.1
61 ↔ 112
98th
3TB
93rd
161
98th
0.31
95th
38
95th
$83
50th
13
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $80
Samples 28k
63
99th
63.1
80th
87.9
56 ↔ 111
96th
2TB
90th
148
96th
0.56
97th
27
97th
$80
51st
14
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $70
Samples 14k
63
99th
34.1
59th
83.1
46 ↔ 110
94th
1TB
81st
147
96th
0.3
95th
27
97th
$70
60th
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $110
Samples 30k
63
99th
43.3
65th
82.9
46 ↔ 111
94th
2TB
90th
136
92nd
0.4
96th
64
3rd
$110
34th
16
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $60
Samples 14k
63
99th
89.1
96th
93.1
60 ↔ 112
98th
2TB
90th
165
99th
0.42
97th
38
95th
$60
67th
17
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $55
Samples 35k
62
98th
43
65th
82.3
47 ↔ 110
93rd
1TB
81st
142
94th
0.5
97th
64
3rd
$55
72nd
18
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $90
Samples 21k
62
98th
80.6
92nd
84.2
51 ↔ 108
94th
3TB
93rd
150
97th
0.41
96th
71
2nd
$90
43rd
19
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $44
Samples 266k
62
98th
115
100th
88.1
48 ↔ 114
97th
2TB
90th
133
91st
3.33
100th
87
1st
$44
82nd
20
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $130
Samples 2.9k
62
98th
75.4
89th
85.4
56 ↔ 106
95th
4TB
96th
146
95th
0.05
80th
49
92nd
$130
27th
21
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $208
Samples 2.4k
61
98th
38.5
62nd
69.7
44 ↔ 90
87th
4TB
96th
124
88th
0.03
75th
60
15th
$208
12th
22
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $100
Samples 3.9k
61
98th
101
99th
88.4
61 ↔ 106
97th
4TB
96th
151
97th
0.07
85th
38
95th
$100
37th
23
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 7.2k
60
98th
72.7
43 ↔ 94
88th
4TB
96th
114
85th
0.08
87th
64
3rd
24
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $298
Samples 3.5k
60
98th
37.3
61st
96.7
65 ↔ 115
99th
4TB
96th
172
99th
0.07
85th
30
96th
$298
5th
25
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $70
Samples 24k
60
98th
19.9
46th
48.6
24 ↔ 64
67th
1TB
81st
88.8
72nd
0.32
96th
69
3rd
$70
58th
26
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $336
Samples 171
60
98th
28.9
54th
84.4
61 ↔ 100
94th
4TB
96th
140
94th
0
41st
53
89th
$336
3rd
27
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $40
Samples 204k
60
98th
55.6
75th
77.5
33 ↔ 106
91st
1TB
81st
137
93rd
3.33
100th
71
2nd
$40
85th
28
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $62
Samples 93k
60
98th
80.5
92nd
86.8
52 ↔ 109
96th
2TB
90th
154
98th
1.41
99th
71
2nd
$62
65th
29
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $44
Samples 38k
60
98th
55.2
74th
84.2
47 ↔ 109
94th
1TB
81st
145
95th
0.95
98th
38
95th
$44
82nd
30
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $120
Samples 1.5k
58
97th
85.9
94th
89.8
58 ↔ 108
97th
4TB
96th
154
98th
0.04
79th
27
97th
$120
31st
31
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $60
Samples 51k
58
97th
65.7
82nd
68.7
44 ↔ 87
87th
2TB
90th
115
85th
0.92
98th
40
94th
$60
67th
32
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $115
Samples 9.4k
57
97th
75.2
89th
75.3
48 ↔ 99
90th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.17
92nd
63
3rd
$115
33rd
33
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $29
Samples 1.7k
57
97th
41.8
64th
84.4
36 ↔ 114
95th
500GB
61st
130
90th
0.05
80th
29
96th
$29
94th
34
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $78
Samples 111k
57
97th
20.6
47th
56
33 ↔ 77
76th
1TB
81st
95.6
76th
0.91
98th
106
0th
$78
53rd
35
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $84
Samples 17k
57
97th
75.1
89th
73.1
44 ↔ 98
89th
3TB
93rd
122
88th
0.25
94th
40
94th
$84
49th
36
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $100
Samples 15k
57
97th
94.5
98th
82.3
51 ↔ 102
93rd
4TB
96th
136
92nd
0.34
96th
40
94th
$100
37th
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.3k
56
96th
59.9
27 ↔ 78
81st
1TB
81st
79.9
63rd
0.01
62nd
65
3rd
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Samples 60k
56
96th
60.4
37 ↔ 77
82nd
1TB
81st
79.8
63rd
0.58
97th
110
0th
39
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $75
Samples 3.7k
56
96th
65.8
82nd
86
47 ↔ 114
95th
2TB
90th
150
97th
0.06
84th
84
1st
$75
55th
40
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $285
Samples 1.4k
56
96th
29.9
55th
74.1
52 ↔ 92
89th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.02
70th
73
2nd
$285
6th
41
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $100
Samples 21k
56
96th
57.9
77th
67.3
43 ↔ 89
86th
3TB
93rd
113
84th
0.23
94th
77
2nd
$100
37th
42
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $72
Samples 3.7k
56
96th
52.2
72nd
65.4
39 ↔ 86
84th
2TB
90th
113
84th
0.06
84th
53
89th
$72
56th
43
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $90
Samples 38k
55
96th
59
78th
61.7
38 ↔ 82
83rd
3TB
93rd
104
81st
0.36
96th
92
1st
$90
44th
44
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $289
Samples 82
55
96th
84.1
94th
84.6
45 ↔ 115
95th
10TB
100th
147
96th
0
41st
27
97th
$289
6th
45
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $200
Samples 1.9k
55
96th
89.5
97th
104
72 ↔ 122
100th
6TB
98th
185
99th
0.04
79th
24
98th
$200
13th
46
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $80
Samples 17k
55
96th
48.3
69th
67.3
42 ↔ 88
86th
2TB
90th
114
85th
0.24
94th
77
2nd
$80
52nd
47
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $40
Samples 11k
55
96th
48.6
70th
67.7
44 ↔ 88
86th
1TB
81st
115
85th
0.23
93rd
43
93rd
$40
85th
48
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $150
Samples 995
55
96th
101
99th
88.1
54 ↔ 111
97th
6TB
98th
150
97th
0.02
70th
38
95th
$150
22nd
49
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $141
Samples 2.3k
55
96th
94.7
98th
92.8
64 ↔ 112
98th
5TB
97th
154
98th
0.05
80th
38
95th
$141
25th
50
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010)
Samples 4.1k
54
95th
55.3
31 ↔ 75
75th
1TB
81st
94.4
75th
0.05
80th
106
0th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $229Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $243Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $770Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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