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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(50.2)
Value(30.9)
Avg. bench(43.9)
Capacity(990)
Write(73.9)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(102)
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) $33
Samples 1.1M
68
100th
56
89th
92.3
60 - 113
99th
1TB
81st
144
96th
6.22
100th
72
97th
$33
91st
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30
Samples 3.1M
63
100th
55.6
89th
83.4
52 - 109
94th
1TB
81st
140
95th
12.1
100th
123
2nd
$30
92nd
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 112k
60
100th
92.1
60 - 114
99th
3TB
93rd
131
92nd
0.53
97th
72
97th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80
Samples 462k
60
100th
45.8
83rd
91.6
63 - 114
99th
2TB
89th
130
91st
2.67
99th
72
97th
$80
48th
5
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $45
Samples 240k
58
100th
36.6
74th
82.3
50 - 108
94th
1TB
81st
136
93rd
0.82
98th
107
4th
$45
75th
6
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $31
Samples 1.5M
58
100th
56.7
90th
89.2
55 - 112
97th
1TB
81st
133
92nd
4.52
100th
130
1st
$31
91st
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $159
Samples 34k
57
99th
41.5
79th
82.4
52 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
126
90th
0.12
88th
72
97th
$159
16th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $80
Samples 144k
57
99th
44.4
82nd
88.5
60 - 112
97th
2TB
89th
161
99th
0.68
98th
107
4th
$80
49th
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $296
Samples 5.4k
56
99th
37.1
75th
91.6
61 - 118
98th
6TB
98th
197
100th
0.01
60th
87
93rd
$296
4th
10
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 8.1k
55
99th
94.6
67 - 117
99th
1TB
81st
159
98th
0.03
80th
125
1st
11
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)
Samples 133k
55
99th
84.5
53 - 110
95th
2TB
89th
135
93rd
0.41
96th
72
97th
12
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $83
Samples 235k
55
99th
63.5
93rd
88.3
56 - 113
97th
3TB
93rd
127
90th
0.5
96th
132
1st
$83
46th
13
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $106
Samples 85k
54
99th
48
84th
84.7
51 - 107
95th
3TB
93rd
148
96th
0.23
95th
116
2nd
$106
31st
14
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $165
Samples 10k
54
99th
39.7
77th
81.8
55 - 104
93rd
4TB
96th
140
95th
0.03
82nd
94
92nd
$165
15th
15
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $43
Samples 815k
54
99th
82.4
97th
88.2
51 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
130
91st
2.73
99th
132
1st
$43
79th
16
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $108
Samples 94k
54
99th
30.8
69th
83
43 - 108
94th
2TB
89th
129
90th
0.21
95th
109
3rd
$108
31st
17
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $60
Samples 318k
54
99th
27.9
66th
84.1
52 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
143
96th
1.38
99th
83
94th
$60
59th
18
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB
Samples 105k
54
99th
83.2
48 - 112
94th
1TB
81st
134
93rd
0.32
96th
109
3rd
19
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $153
Samples 100k
54
99th
23
62nd
87.9
58 - 108
97th
2TB
89th
155
98th
0.26
95th
83
94th
$153
17th
20
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $118
Samples 74k
54
99th
44.1
81st
86.6
56 - 108
96th
3TB
93rd
151
97th
0.29
95th
83
94th
$118
28th
21
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $150
Samples 7.9k
53
98th
38.9
76th
73
47 - 92
89th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.02
65th
105
15th
$150
18th
22
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $70
Samples 64k
53
98th
13.9
53rd
48.5
19 - 65
68th
1TB
81st
83.7
68th
0.06
83rd
114
3rd
$70
54th
23
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $180
Samples 679
53
98th
37.4
75th
84.1
59 - 101
95th
4TB
96th
140
95th
0.03
44th
98
89th
$180
13th
24
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $76
Samples 124k
53
98th
83.9
97th
80.2
49 - 101
92nd
4TB
96th
130
91st
0.47
96th
85
93rd
$76
51st
25
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $149
Samples 23k
53
98th
45.1
83rd
84
57 - 104
94th
4TB
96th
146
96th
0.11
91st
83
94th
$149
19th
26
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 19k
53
98th
72.5
44 - 94
88th
4TB
96th
107
83rd
0.09
88th
109
3rd
27
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 66k
53
98th
81.8
39 - 111
93rd
1TB
81st
134
93rd
0.15
88th
72
97th
28
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $97
Samples 344k
53
98th
35.3
73rd
85.7
49 - 108
96th
2TB
89th
151
97th
1.44
99th
116
2nd
$97
36th
29
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $147
Samples 55k
53
98th
40.8
79th
74.9
46 - 100
89th
4TB
96th
125
89th
0.35
97th
108
3rd
$147
20th
30
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $30
Samples 763k
53
98th
56.4
89th
84
47 - 107
94th
1TB
81st
142
96th
3.05
99th
116
2nd
$30
94th
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $75
Samples 26k
53
98th
95.6
99th
89.6
62 - 108
98th
4TB
96th
153
98th
0.21
95th
72
97th
$75
52nd
32
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016)
Samples 9.8k
53
98th
92.4
68 - 113
99th
4TB
96th
165
99th
0.03
80th
75
95th
33
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $46
Samples 695k
53
98th
75.6
96th
86.9
53 - 106
96th
2TB
89th
142
96th
4.52
100th
54+
100th
$46
73rd
34
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $269
Samples 1.2k
53
98th
101
99th
113
72 - 138
100th
12TB
100th
197
100th
0.01
60th
57+
99th
$269
5th
35
Compare HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
Samples 546k
52
97th
59.1
35 - 75
81st
1TB
81st
102
80th
2.14
99th
105+
17th
36
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 12k
52
97th
88.2
63 - 109
97th
5TB
97th
148
96th
0.09
88th
83
94th
37
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $40
Samples 257k
52
97th
28.4
66th
56.8
35 - 76
78th
1TB
81st
93.9
76th
0.5
98th
151
0th
$40
82nd
38
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $90
Samples 64k
52
97th
29.5
67th
66.4
45 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.41
98th
122
2nd
$90
41st
39
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $77
Samples 212k
52
97th
26.5
65th
50.9
31 - 67
72nd
2TB
89th
85
70th
0.21
94th
137
1st
$77
51st
40
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $64
Samples 12k
52
97th
55.6
89th
89
56 - 113
97th
2TB
89th
153
98th
0.09
88th
129
1st
$64
58th
41
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $60
Samples 19k
52
97th
44.1
81st
66.2
39 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
115
86th
0.06
83rd
98
89th
$60
60th
42
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $90
Samples 253k
52
97th
28.8
67th
64.8
40 - 84
84th
2TB
89th
107
83rd
1.09
99th
85
93rd
$90
42nd
43
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $64
Samples 75k
52
97th
66.1
94th
70.6
46 - 96
88th
3TB
93rd
114
85th
0.21
94th
85
93rd
$64
58th
44
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016)
Samples 6.4k
52
97th
97.8
64 - 121
99th
6TB
98th
173
99th
0.02
65th
69
97th
45
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $122
Samples 112k
52
97th
30.6
68th
62.3
40 - 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
102
80th
0.21
92nd
137
1st
$122
27th
46
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $120
Samples 138k
52
97th
9.86
45th
59.2
39 - 75
81st
1TB
81st
86.2
71st
0.35
97th
155
0th
$120
27th
47
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $20
Samples 574k
52
97th
29.9
68th
58.4
27 - 88
80th
500GB
61st
99.3
79th
1.47
99th
105+
10th
$20
99th
48
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $34
Samples 16k
52
97th
23.6
63rd
80.9
35 - 114
93rd
500GB
61st
118
87th
0.12
88th
74
95th
$34
89th
49
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $192
Samples 301
52
97th
83.9
97th
80.5
60 - 116
93rd
10TB
100th
131
92nd
0
44th
72
97th
$192
12th
50
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $85
Samples 4.1k
52
97th
69.7
95th
74.1
49 - 93
89th
4TB
96th
124
89th
0.02
65th
118
2nd
$85
45th
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Intel Core i5-12600K $278Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $450Crucial MX500 250GB $38
Intel Core i5-12400F $170Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i7-12700K $399Nvidia RTX 3050 $300Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $54SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $60SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $453SanDisk Extreme 16GB $17
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