Release date: Q3 2016.


Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 212,158 user samples
206,900 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 62% 1.5TB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1015
5,258 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 31% 164GB free (System drive)
Poor: 31% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 247th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
95.9 % Much faster effective speed.
55.4 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
169 MB/s Much faster read speed.
98.2 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
140 MB/s Much faster write speed.
98.5 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.67 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
0.62 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.6 MB/s +3% 1.56 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
77.9 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
55.6 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.75 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
0.68 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
166 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
94.7 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
203 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
131 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
181 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
132 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
0.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.8 MB/s 2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
87.5 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
71.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
0.8 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
205 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
129 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 19,941,810 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.26 % Insanely higher market share.
0.02 %
Value For Money
69.8 % Hugely better value.
8.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
80 % Much more popular.
50 %
Price (score)
$55 Much cheaper.
36 Months Much more recent.
69+ Months
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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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