Release date ≈ Q3 2017.


Release date: Q2 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 40,040 user samples
18,380 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 925GB free
Worst Bench: 25% 139GB free (System drive)
Poor: 25% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 273rd / 1015
21,660 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 42% 766GB free (System drive)
Poor: 42% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 147th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
53.5 % 67.5 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
99.6 MB/s 123 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
82 MB/s 116 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.9 MB/s 0.95 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.06 MB/s Much faster random write.
2.38 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
61.5 MB/s 79.4 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.51 MB/s 0.94 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
85.9 MB/s 112 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
167 MB/s +4% 160 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
113 MB/s 148 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.4 MB/s Faster peak random read.
1.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
6.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
2.8 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
81 MB/s 103 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
117 MB/s 149 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 20,478,276 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.25 % 0.27 % Slightly higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 55 % Slightly more popular.
26+ Months Much more recent.
53 Months
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2019 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]


Group Test Results

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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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