Real World Speed
Performance profile from 30,567 user samples
30,567 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 30% 1.5TB free (System drive)
Poor: 30% Great: 75%
SPEED RANK: 235th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
56.3 % 88.8 % Much faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
96.5 MB/s 158 MB/s Much faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
71.1 MB/s 146 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.6 MB/s 1.28 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.04 MB/s 2.14 MB/s +5%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
52.6 MB/s 81.7 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.83 MB/s 0.88 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
99.6 MB/s 151 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
134 MB/s 201 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
138 MB/s 189 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 1.72 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.9 MB/s Faster peak random write.
2.52 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
65.6 MB/s 98.1 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s 1.02 MB/s +2%
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
135 MB/s 196 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 28,638,683 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 81.7 % Much more popular.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % 2.84 % Insanely higher market share.
Price (score)
$92 90.3 USD +2%
Value For Money
24.5 % 44.6 % Hugely better value.
79+ Months 67.6 Months More recent.
2TB   —

Works fine and as expected for a HDD. [Oct '17 usbserial]


Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2020 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

  • 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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