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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(50.9)
Value(21.7)
Avg. bench(44.2)
Capacity(990)
Write(74.8)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(80)
Price(96.7)
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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) $43
Samples 639k
109
100th
42.9
81st
92.2
59 - 114
99th
1TB
81st
146
96th
5.63
100th
51
97th
$43
78th
2
Compare WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40
Samples 2M
92
100th
41.9
80th
83.8
53 - 109
94th
1TB
81st
141
95th
12.3
100th
102
2nd
$40
81st
3
Compare Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)
Samples 74k
85
100th
94.7
63 - 116
99th
3TB
93rd
134
92nd
0.43
96th
51
97th
4
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $70
Samples 365k
82
100th
52.5
91st
91.8
61 - 115
98th
2TB
89th
132
91st
2.04
99th
51
97th
$70
56th
5
Compare WD Black 1TB (2013) $72
Samples 174k
79
100th
22.8
61st
82.1
53 - 109
93rd
1TB
81st
138
94th
0.86
98th
86
4th
$72
54th
6
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $30
Samples 1.1M
78
99th
58.7
93rd
87.9
48 - 115
96th
1TB
81st
134
92nd
5.59
100th
109
1st
$30
92nd
7
Compare Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) $178
Samples 20k
73
99th
37.9
76th
84.5
55 - 106
95th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.12
91st
51
97th
$178
16th
8
Compare WD Black 2TB (2013) $98
Samples 95k
72
99th
35.8
74th
87.8
58 - 112
96th
2TB
89th
160
98th
0.52
97th
86
4th
$98
37th
9
Compare WD Black 6TB (2015) $296
Samples 4k
69
99th
38.9
77th
96
64 - 122
99th
6TB
98th
201
100th
0.02
65th
66
93rd
$296
5th
10
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB $82
Samples 163k
69
99th
66.2
97th
90
54 - 115
98th
3TB
93rd
132
91st
0.71
98th
111
1st
$82
46th
11
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)
Samples 86k
68
99th
84.1
51 - 109
94th
2TB
89th
138
94th
0.5
97th
51
97th
12
Compare WD VelociRaptor 1TB
Samples 4.9k
67
99th
95.5
70 - 118
99th
1TB
81st
161
98th
0.03
78th
104
1st
13
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB $156
Samples 68k
65
99th
21.5
59th
83.8
53 - 112
94th
2TB
89th
138
94th
0.32
96th
88
3rd
$156
19th
14
Compare Toshiba P300 3TB $105
Samples 42k
65
99th
51.5
90th
90
63 - 109
98th
3TB
93rd
157
98th
0.34
96th
62
94th
$105
33rd
15
Compare Toshiba P300 1TB $53
Samples 183k
64
99th
32.5
71st
85.6
51 - 108
95th
1TB
81st
147
96th
1.58
99th
62
94th
$53
69th
16
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB $136
Samples 68k
63
98th
36.5
75th
82.7
50 - 107
93rd
3TB
93rd
146
96th
0.33
96th
95
2nd
$136
25th
17
Compare Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB $165
Samples 6.3k
63
98th
40.5
79th
83.6
60 - 105
94th
4TB
96th
145
95th
0.04
78th
73
92nd
$165
17th
18
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB
Samples 81k
63
98th
81.3
45 - 111
93rd
1TB
81st
137
93rd
0.41
96th
88
3rd
19
Compare Toshiba P300 2TB $80
Samples 68k
63
98th
44.3
83rd
88.7
55 - 110
97th
2TB
89th
157
98th
0.52
97th
62
94th
$80
48th
20
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB $50
Samples 593k
63
98th
71.4
99th
89.2
56 - 114
97th
2TB
89th
132
91st
2.87
99th
111
1st
$50
72nd
21
Compare Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)
Samples 39k
63
98th
79.4
46 - 109
92nd
1TB
81st
140
94th
0.24
95th
51
97th
22
Compare Toshiba X300 4TB $105
Samples 13k
62
98th
65.6
97th
86.1
58 - 106
95th
4TB
96th
147
96th
0.12
91st
62
94th
$105
33rd
23
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB $71
Samples 235k
62
98th
48.5
87th
86.4
53 - 110
96th
2TB
89th
152
97th
1.23
99th
95
2nd
$71
54th
24
Compare HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB $180
Samples 5.6k
61
98th
32.5
71st
73.1
50 - 92
89th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.03
78th
84
15th
$180
15th
25
Compare Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB $82
Samples 51k
61
98th
11.6
45th
47.7
19 - 65
65th
1TB
81st
87
71st
0.22
94th
93
3rd
$82
46th
26
Compare WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) $469
Samples 456
61
98th
14.4
51st
84.2
57 - 101
94th
4TB
96th
140
94th
0
46th
77
89th
$469
1st
27
Compare Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
Samples 12k
61
98th
72.2
42 - 96
88th
4TB
96th
113
84th
0.06
81st
88
3rd
28
Compare WD Black 4TB (2016) $170
Samples 8.4k
61
98th
43.1
81st
91.6
63 - 113
98th
4TB
96th
165
99th
0.07
86th
54
95th
$170
17th
29
Compare Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) $52
Samples 263k
61
98th
69.8
98th
90.7
59 - 107
98th
2TB
89th
149
97th
3.62
100th
32+
100th
$52
70th
30
Compare Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB $35
Samples 542k
60
97th
45.9
84th
80.2
39 - 105
92nd
1TB
81st
139
94th
3.18
100th
95
2nd
$35
88th
31
Compare WD Blue 2TB (2015) $79
Samples 174k
60
97th
34.1
73rd
67
43 - 86
85th
2TB
89th
114
85th
0.95
99th
64
93rd
$79
50th
32
Compare WD Blue 4TB (2015) $80
Samples 79k
60
97th
84.1
100th
84
53 - 103
94th
4TB
96th
140
94th
0.63
98th
64
93rd
$80
48th
33
Compare Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) $102
Samples 8.7k
59
97th
73.3
99th
93.4
63 - 110
99th
4TB
96th
159
98th
0.13
91st
51
97th
$102
34th
34
Compare WD Red 4TB (2013) $100
Samples 37k
59
97th
61.3
95th
76.6
51 - 100
90th
4TB
96th
128
90th
0.21
94th
87
3rd
$100
35th
35
Compare WD Black 1TB (2010) $47
Samples 195k
58
97th
24.1
63rd
56.8
36 - 76
77th
1TB
81st
95.3
76th
0.62
98th
129
0th
$47
74th
36
Compare WD Blue 3TB (2015) $75
Samples 47k
58
97th
58.1
93rd
72.1
44 - 96
88th
3TB
93rd
120
87th
0.27
95th
64
93rd
$75
53rd
37
Compare WD Gold 12TB (2017) $385
Samples 509
58
97th
69.7
98th
112
75 - 140
100th
12TB
100th
197
100th
0.01
65th
35+
99th
$385
2nd
38
Compare Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) $25
Samples 8.6k
58
97th
34.1
73rd
85.1
35 - 114
95th
500GB
61st
131
91st
0.08
86th
53
95th
$25
97th
39
Compare Toshiba X300 6TB
Samples 3.6k
57
96th
88.5
59 - 110
97th
6TB
98th
152
97th
0.03
78th
62
94th
40
Compare Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $80
Samples 117k
57
96th
15.1
53rd
60.5
33 - 77
81st
1TB
81st
85.4
69th
0.42
96th
134
0th
$80
48th
41
Compare Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB $93
Samples 9.8k
57
96th
38.5
77th
89.5
55 - 113
97th
2TB
89th
155
98th
0.05
81st
108
1st
$93
40th
42
Compare WD Purple 2TB (2014) $72
Samples 12k
57
96th
35.5
74th
64
40 - 85
83rd
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.07
86th
77
89th
$72
54th
43
Compare Toshiba X300 5TB
Samples 7.3k
56
96th
88.2
62 - 109
97th
5TB
97th
146
96th
0.04
81st
62
94th
44
Compare Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB $16
Samples 388k
56
96th
36.4
75th
58.2
25 - 78
79th
500GB
61st
98.8
78th
2.04
99th
84+
10th
$16
100th
45
Compare WD Green 2TB (2011) $90
Samples 159k
56
96th
22.4
61st
50.4
33 - 67
70th
2TB
89th
85
69th
0.5
97th
116
1st
$90
41st
46
Compare WD Red 2TB (2012) $80
Samples 43k
56
96th
33.1
71st
66.2
44 - 85
84th
2TB
89th
112
84th
0.22
94th
101
2nd
$80
48th
47
Compare WD Black 4TB (2012) $209
Samples 3.2k
56
96th
28.1
66th
73.3
47 - 91
89th
4TB
96th
124
89th
0.01
65th
97
2nd
$209
12th
48
Compare WD Red 3TB (2012) $77
Samples 54k
56
96th
52.7
91st
68
46 - 87
86th
3TB
93rd
115
85th
0.23
94th
101
2nd
$77
52nd
49
Compare Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB (2016) $223
Samples 156
56
96th
66.9
98th
74.5
20 - 126
89th
10TB
100th
129
90th
0
46th
51
97th
$223
11th
50
Compare Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB
Samples 2.3k
55
95th
56.3
21 - 76
77th
1TB
81st
76.4
60th
0.01
65th
89
3rd
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Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $34
Intel Core i5-9400F $165Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $268Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $190Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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