Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2,503 user samples
2,503 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 47% 650GB free
Poor: 47% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 124th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
71.3 % 89.6 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
125 MB/s 159 MB/s Faster read speed.
+28%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
126 MB/s 148 MB/s Faster write speed.
+17%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.01 MB/s 1.26 MB/s Faster random read.
+25%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.03 MB/s 2.13 MB/s +5%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
29.6 MB/s 82.2 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+178%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.73 MB/s 0.87 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+19%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
124 MB/s 152 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+23%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
161 MB/s 201 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+25%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
160 MB/s 191 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+20%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.2 MB/s 1.75 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+46%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.3 MB/s 2.54 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+10%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
53.1 MB/s 105 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+97%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.02 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+28%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
160 MB/s 197 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+23%
Market Share
Based on 12,416,434 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 78.6 % More popular.
+29%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % 2.74 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,319%
Price
Price (score)
$150 113 USD Much cheaper.
+33%
Value
Value For Money
54.6 % 65.7 % Better value.
+20%
Age
Newest
59 Months 47.6 Months More recent.
+24%
Capacity
Capacity
4TB   —
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2018 HDD Rankings.

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]

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