Release date: Q3 2016.


Release date ≈ Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 272,450 user samples
272,304 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 63% 131GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1015
146 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 873GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 15% 705GB free (System drive)
Poor: 15% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 192nd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
93.9 % Much faster effective speed.
60.3 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
167 MB/s Faster read speed.
139 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
135 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
71 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.68 MB/s 0.87 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.59 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
0.84 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
77.4 MB/s 79.7 MB/s +3%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.76 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
0.44 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
161 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
41.5 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
201 MB/s 230 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
177 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
146 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.8 MB/s 3.06 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
87 MB/s 159 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
204 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
116 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 23,765,881 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.82 % Insanely higher market share.
0 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % Much more popular.
50 %
41 Months Much more recent.
65+ Months
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 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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