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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(37.5)
Avg. bench(45.1)
Capacity(966)
Write(77.1)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(54)
Price(111)
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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 104k
103
100th
58.6
76th
91.9
55 ↔ 115
98th
1TB
82nd
145
95th
3.17
99th
25
97th
$45
81st
2
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80
Samples 17k
82
100th
104
99th
96.8
61 ↔ 116
99th
3TB
93rd
140
93rd
0.52
96th
25
97th
$80
51st
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60
Samples 89k
79
100th
94.7
97th
99
66 ↔ 116
99th
2TB
90th
144
95th
2.74
99th
25
97th
$60
66th
4
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40
Samples 676k
79
100th
59
76th
82.3
54 ↔ 106
93rd
1TB
82nd
139
93rd
10.9
100th
76
2nd
$40
85th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $44
Samples 461k
76
100th
56.5
75th
86.6
46 ↔ 113
96th
1TB
82nd
135
92nd
5.87
100th
83
1st
$44
82nd
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $73
Samples 73k
73
99th
32.4
57th
82.4
54 ↔ 106
93rd
1TB
82nd
139
93rd
1.12
98th
60
4th
$73
56th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $100
Samples 7.9k
72
99th
98.4
99th
85.7
53 ↔ 106
95th
4TB
96th
130
90th
0.18
91st
25
97th
$100
38th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $95
Samples 31k
71
99th
52.3
71st
86.6
61 ↔ 111
96th
2TB
90th
155
98th
0.61
97th
60
4th
$95
41st
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 1.7k
68
99th
101
67 ↔ 126
99th
6TB
98th
204
100th
0.04
76th
40
93rd
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $70
Samples 77k
67
99th
111
100th
90
58 ↔ 114
97th
3TB
93rd
132
91st
0.87
98th
85
1st
$70
58th
11
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 2.7k
65
99th
95.8
73 ↔ 116
99th
1TB
82nd
161
99th
0.04
71st
78
1st
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $81
Samples 11k
65
99th
95.4
98th
89.7
58 ↔ 110
97th
3TB
93rd
157
98th
0.29
94th
36
95th
$81
50th
13
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $90
Samples 23k
63
99th
54.7
73rd
85.8
52 ↔ 110
95th
2TB
90th
148
96th
0.47
96th
25
97th
$90
44th
14
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $63
Samples 12k
63
99th
82.6
93rd
90.7
56 ↔ 111
97th
2TB
90th
161
99th
0.24
95th
36
95th
$63
64th
15
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $69
Samples 10k
63
99th
34.1
59th
81.9
44 ↔ 108
93rd
1TB
82nd
146
95th
0.25
94th
25
97th
$69
60th
16
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $118
Samples 27k
63
99th
40.5
64th
83.2
51 ↔ 109
94th
2TB
90th
139
93rd
0.32
96th
62
3rd
$118
33rd
17
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $93
Samples 33k
62
98th
25.3
52nd
81.8
48 ↔ 109
93rd
1TB
82nd
142
94th
0.59
98th
62
3rd
$93
42nd
18
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $92
Samples 28k
62
98th
79.8
91st
85.3
49 ↔ 109
95th
3TB
93rd
151
97th
0.5
96th
69
2nd
$92
42nd
19
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $99
Samples 2.8k
62
98th
98.7
99th
85.1
58 ↔ 105
94th
4TB
96th
146
95th
0.05
86th
47
92nd
$99
39th
20
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB
Samples 2.4k
61
98th
71.8
47 ↔ 92
88th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.04
65th
58
15th
21
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $44
Samples 34k
61
98th
55.9
74th
85.4
46 ↔ 110
95th
1TB
82nd
147
96th
0.96
98th
36
95th
$44
83rd
22
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $120
Samples 3k
61
98th
83.4
93rd
87.2
59 ↔ 106
96th
4TB
96th
147
96th
0.04
88th
36
95th
$120
31st
23
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $67
Samples 226k
61
98th
76
89th
88.7
51 ↔ 115
96th
2TB
90th
134
91st
3.24
100th
85
1st
$67
61st
24
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $165
Samples 3k
60
98th
68.9
84th
99
67 ↔ 115
99th
4TB
96th
175
99th
0.12
88th
28
96th
$165
20th
25
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $42
Samples 186k
60
98th
54.1
72nd
79.1
36 ↔ 106
91st
1TB
82nd
139
93rd
3
100th
69
2nd
$42
84th
26
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $59
Samples 80k
60
98th
84.1
93rd
86.3
52 ↔ 108
95th
2TB
90th
155
98th
1.07
99th
69
2nd
$59
69th
27
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)
Samples 153
60
98th
85.1
61 ↔ 100
94th
4TB
96th
142
94th
0
39th
51
89th
28
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $64
Samples 27k
60
98th
21.5
48th
48.1
19 ↔ 64
65th
1TB
82nd
87.8
71st
0.32
95th
67
3rd
$64
63rd
29
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 6.1k
60
98th
72.3
44 ↔ 97
88th
4TB
96th
115
85th
0.04
82nd
62
3rd
30
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $110
Samples 1.2k
58
97th
95.6
98th
91.6
58 ↔ 108
98th
4TB
96th
156
98th
0.07
90th
25
97th
$110
35th
31
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $60
Samples 40k
58
97th
65.4
81st
68.4
45 ↔ 86
86th
2TB
90th
115
85th
0.79
99th
38
94th
$60
66th
32
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $70
Samples 92k
57
97th
22.4
49th
54.7
35 ↔ 73
74th
1TB
82nd
93.2
74th
0.8
98th
104
0th
$70
58th
33
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $72
Samples 3.4k
57
97th
51.3
71st
64.3
39 ↔ 85
83rd
2TB
90th
113
84th
0.05
76th
51
89th
$72
57th
34
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $124
Samples 8.2k
57
97th
68.1
83rd
73.5
45 ↔ 98
89th
4TB
96th
122
88th
0.12
90th
61
3rd
$124
30th
35
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $90
Samples 12k
57
97th
69.7
84th
72.9
47 ↔ 97
88th
3TB
93rd
122
88th
0.22
93rd
38
94th
$90
44th
36
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $88
Samples 12k
57
97th
105
99th
80.8
50 ↔ 100
92nd
4TB
96th
134
91st
0.32
95th
38
94th
$88
46th
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.2k
56
96th
60.9
30 ↔ 79
82nd
1TB
82nd
80.6
63rd
0.04
65th
63
3rd
38
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $253
Samples 1.4k
56
96th
34
59th
75.1
54 ↔ 91
89th
4TB
96th
128
89th
0.03
88th
71
2nd
$253
8th
39
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $33
Samples 1.3k
56
96th
36.9
61st
85
31 ↔ 114
94th
500GB
62nd
130
90th
0.08
84th
27
96th
$33
91st
40
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $85
Samples 19k
56
96th
66.6
82nd
65.7
43 ↔ 87
84th
3TB
93rd
111
84th
0.18
92nd
75
2nd
$85
48th
41
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $177
Samples 3.3k
56
96th
27.7
53rd
85.5
49 ↔ 112
95th
2TB
90th
149
96th
0.03
71st
82
1st
$177
18th
42
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $45
Samples 9k
56
96th
42.6
65th
66.8
42 ↔ 88
85th
1TB
82nd
114
85th
0.2
92nd
41
93rd
$45
81st
43
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $120
Samples 51k
55
96th
14.6
40th
61.1
40 ↔ 76
82nd
1TB
82nd
86
69th
0.52
97th
108
0th
$120
31st
44
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $165
Samples 896
55
96th
91.6
97th
87.7
59 ↔ 110
96th
6TB
98th
151
97th
0.02
65th
36
95th
$165
20th
45
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $134
Samples 2.2k
55
96th
96.2
98th
90.1
59 ↔ 112
97th
5TB
97th
151
97th
0.04
76th
36
95th
$134
27th
46
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $275
Samples 87
55
96th
95.3
98th
91.4
56 ↔ 116
98th
10TB
100th
158
98th
0
39th
25
97th
$275
6th
47
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016) $202
Samples 1.3k
55
96th
90.3
96th
106
80 ↔ 122
100th
6TB
98th
189
99th
0.04
75th
22
98th
$202
13th
48
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $70
Samples 35k
55
96th
78.1
90th
63.5
40 ↔ 85
83rd
3TB
93rd
108
82nd
0.27
95th
90
1st
$70
58th
49
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $60
Samples 15k
55
96th
64.2
80th
67.1
43 ↔ 86
85th
2TB
90th
113
84th
0.23
93rd
75
2nd
$60
66th
50
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2010) $195
Samples 3.8k
54
95th
8.06
29th
54.8
33 ↔ 73
74th
1TB
82nd
93.2
74th
0.06
75th
104
0th
$195
14th
The Best.
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Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $358Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $78
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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