Real World Speed
Performance profile from 462,780 user samples
462,780 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 63% 1TB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 15th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
91.6 % +4% 87.8 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
160 MB/s +3% 155 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
130 MB/s 136 MB/s +5%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.67 MB/s 0.86 MB/s Faster random read.
+28%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.6 MB/s 1.99 MB/s Faster random write.
+24%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
77 MB/s 79.2 MB/s +3%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.73 MB/s 0.83 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+14%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
159 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+6%
150 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
201 MB/s +1% 199 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
175 MB/s 180 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.03 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+29%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.8 MB/s 2.47 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+37%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
87.2 MB/s 93.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+11%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
201 MB/s +3% 195 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 53,513,193 HDDs tested
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % +1% 59.6 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.12 % 3.53 % Much higher market share.
+67%
Price
Price (score)
$62 58.3 USD Slightly cheaper.
+6%
Value
Value For Money
59.5 % 60.2 % +1%
Age
Newest
93 Months More recent.
+29%
120 Months
Capacity
Capacity
2TB   —
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2024 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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