Real World Speed
Performance profile from 21,108 user samples
21,108 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 905GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 319GB free (System drive)
Poor: 28% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 405th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
44.9 % 88.5 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+97%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
78.7 MB/s 157 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+100%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
68.4 MB/s 144 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+111%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.67 MB/s 1.29 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+93%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.23 MB/s +4% 2.14 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
52 MB/s 81.7 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+57%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.93 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+7%
0.87 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
77.2 MB/s 151 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+95%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
111 MB/s 200 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+80%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
106 MB/s 188 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+77%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 1.72 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+146%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.8 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+11%
2.53 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
62.4 MB/s 98.8 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+58%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+9%
1.01 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
111 MB/s 196 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+76%
Market Share
Based on 39,054,439 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 59.3 % More popular.
+19%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 2.84 % Insanely higher market share.
+6,989%
Price
Price (score)
$40 Hugely cheaper.
+134%
93.5 USD
Value
Value For Money
11.2 % 45.6 % Hugely better value.
+306%
Age
Newest
90+ Months 78.6 Months More recent.
+15%
Capacity
Capacity
500GB   —
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2021 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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  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • 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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