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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(50.8)
Value(35.7)
Avg. bench(44.6)
Capacity(990)
Write(75.7)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(62)
Price(96.8)
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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) $44
Samples 225k
107
100th
61.4
78th
95.3
65 - 116
99th
1TB
81st
148
96th
3.81
100th
33
97th
$44
79th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45
Samples 1M
84
100th
53.3
71st
83.4
53 - 108
93rd
1TB
81st
141
94th
11.8
100th
84
2nd
$45
78th
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80
Samples 37k
84
100th
106
99th
98.3
66 - 117
99th
3TB
93rd
140
94th
0.51
97th
33
97th
$80
51st
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60
Samples 179k
81
100th
91
96th
95.2
62 - 115
99th
2TB
89th
139
93rd
2.3
99th
33
97th
$60
64th
5
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $42
Samples 615k
77
100th
59.8
77th
87.7
44 - 112
96th
1TB
81st
135
92nd
5.61
100th
91
1st
$42
80th
6
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $66
Samples 104k
75
99th
36.1
59th
83.4
54 - 108
93rd
1TB
81st
140
94th
0.97
98th
68
4th
$66
60th
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $89
Samples 11k
71
99th
109
99th
84.5
53 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
126
89th
0.15
90th
33
97th
$89
45th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $110
Samples 49k
71
99th
45.8
67th
87.8
57 - 113
96th
2TB
89th
160
98th
0.53
97th
68
4th
$110
35th
9
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $60
Samples 109k
68
99th
127
100th
88.2
51 - 114
96th
3TB
93rd
128
90th
0.86
98th
93
1st
$60
65th
10
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015)
Samples 2.4k
68
99th
97.9
67 - 122
99th
6TB
98th
202
100th
0.02
58th
48
92nd
11
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) $84
Samples 45k
66
99th
58.8
76th
86.1
51 - 111
95th
2TB
89th
142
94th
0.52
97th
33
97th
$84
48th
12
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $89
Samples 21k
66
99th
86.9
94th
89.9
60 - 110
97th
3TB
93rd
158
98th
0.31
96th
44
94th
$89
45th
13
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 3.5k
65
99th
95.1
69 - 116
99th
1TB
81st
161
98th
0.03
74th
86
1st
14
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $120
Samples 38k
64
99th
40.2
62nd
83.9
49 - 112
94th
2TB
89th
137
93rd
0.32
95th
70
3rd
$120
31st
15
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB $70
Samples 46k
63
99th
33.4
57th
81.4
48 - 111
92nd
1TB
81st
138
93rd
0.44
97th
70
3rd
$70
56th
16
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $58
Samples 337k
63
99th
87.6
95th
89.2
51 - 115
97th
2TB
89th
135
92nd
2.99
99th
93
1st
$58
66th
17
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $60
Samples 27k
63
99th
87.3
95th
91.1
59 - 111
98th
2TB
89th
161
98th
0.42
96th
44
94th
$60
65th
18
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $109
Samples 40k
63
99th
67.1
82nd
85.3
55 - 108
95th
3TB
93rd
149
96th
0.36
96th
77
2nd
$109
35th
19
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $149
Samples 3.7k
62
98th
64.8
80th
84.1
59 - 104
94th
4TB
96th
144
95th
0.07
84th
55
92nd
$149
23rd
20
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016) $70
Samples 21k
62
98th
34
58th
82.9
47 - 111
93rd
1TB
81st
146
95th
0.28
95th
33
97th
$70
56th
21
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $104
Samples 5.8k
62
98th
96.8
98th
87.8
58 - 107
96th
4TB
96th
150
97th
0.1
89th
44
94th
$104
36th
22
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $56
Samples 33k
61
98th
25.4
50th
49.3
26 - 65
68th
1TB
81st
88.5
72nd
0.22
94th
75
3rd
$56
67th
23
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $90
Samples 3k
61
98th
92.5
97th
72.5
48 - 91
88th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.05
91st
66
15th
$90
44th
24
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $45
Samples 67k
61
98th
56.5
74th
88.7
58 - 110
97th
1TB
81st
153
97th
1.36
99th
44
94th
$45
77th
25
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $70
Samples 120k
60
98th
69.8
84th
85.1
54 - 109
95th
2TB
89th
151
97th
1.41
100th
77
2nd
$70
57th
26
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $145
Samples 232
60
98th
66
81st
83.4
57 - 101
93rd
4TB
96th
138
93rd
0
38th
59
89th
$145
24th
27
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $266
Samples 5.5k
60
98th
41
63rd
94.9
65 - 114
99th
4TB
96th
171
99th
0.07
86th
36
95th
$266
7th
28
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $37
Samples 280k
60
98th
62.1
78th
80
41 - 107
92nd
1TB
81st
139
93rd
3.31
100th
77
2nd
$37
86th
29
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 9.5k
60
98th
72.3
45 - 95
88th
4TB
96th
113
84th
0.07
84th
70
3rd
30
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $60
Samples 79k
60
98th
65.8
81st
68.8
44 - 86
87th
2TB
89th
116
86th
1.05
99th
46
93rd
$60
64th
31
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $110
Samples 2.8k
59
97th
93.8
97th
89.9
59 - 108
97th
4TB
96th
154
97th
0.07
86th
33
97th
$110
35th
32
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $27
Samples 3k
58
97th
44.4
66th
83.6
28 - 114
94th
500GB
61st
126
89th
0.1
89th
35
95th
$27
94th
33
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $82
Samples 23k
58
97th
77.7
88th
74
47 - 98
89th
3TB
93rd
123
88th
0.25
95th
46
93rd
$82
49th
34
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $50
Samples 129k
57
97th
31.9
55th
55.7
31 - 76
76th
1TB
81st
93.9
75th
0.7
98th
112
0th
$50
72nd
35
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $110
Samples 13k
57
97th
81.5
90th
78.1
47 - 101
91st
4TB
96th
131
90th
0.16
93rd
69
3rd
$110
35th
36
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $90
Samples 26k
57
97th
106
99th
82.9
53 - 102
93rd
4TB
96th
137
93rd
0.43
96th
46
93rd
$90
44th
37
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 1.5k
56
96th
55.6
16 - 75
76th
1TB
81st
76.3
60th
0.01
58th
71
3rd
38
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $70
Samples 79k
56
96th
24.4
49th
59.4
30 - 77
81st
1TB
81st
84.5
68th
0.44
97th
116
0th
$70
56th
39
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $93
Samples 26k
56
96th
63.5
79th
68.5
45 - 89
86th
3TB
93rd
116
86th
0.22
91st
83
2nd
$93
42nd
40
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $90
Samples 5.3k
56
96th
55.9
74th
87.6
55 - 115
96th
2TB
89th
153
97th
0.06
78th
90
1st
$90
44th
41
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $70
Samples 5.6k
56
96th
53
71st
64.6
39 - 87
83rd
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.06
84th
59
89th
$70
56th
42
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $250
Samples 1.7k
56
96th
33.7
57th
73.3
45 - 92
88th
4TB
96th
125
89th
0.01
58th
79
2nd
$250
8th
43
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $262
Samples 79
56
96th
77.5
88th
70.8
11 - 115
87th
10TB
100th
118
86th
0
38th
33
97th
$262
8th
44
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB $152
Samples 1.6k
56
96th
99.4
98th
87.8
59 - 109
96th
6TB
98th
149
96th
0.05
78th
44
94th
$152
21st
45
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $73
Samples 22k
56
96th
52.9
71st
67.3
43 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.3
94th
83
2nd
$73
55th
46
Compare WD Green 3TB (2011) $103
Samples 48k
55
95th
53.5
71st
63.9
41 - 83
83rd
3TB
93rd
107
82nd
0.28
95th
98
1st
$103
37th
47
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB $120
Samples 3.2k
55
95th
108
99th
90.4
57 - 111
97th
5TB
97th
148
96th
0.07
84th
44
94th
$120
31st
48
Compare Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) $65
Samples 28k
55
95th
137
100th
77.4
49 - 98
90th
4TB
96th
111
83rd
0.27
94th
76
2nd
$65
60th
49
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2015) $42
Samples 18k
55
95th
46.7
68th
68.2
40 - 89
86th
1TB
81st
117
86th
0.21
93rd
49
92nd
$42
80th
50
Compare WD Black 6TB (2016)
Samples 2.4k
55
95th
102
65 - 123
100th
6TB
98th
181
99th
0.06
86th
30
97th
The Best.
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Intel Core i7-8700K $365Nvidia GTX 1070 $390Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $144Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $280Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $639SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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