Real World Speed
Performance profile from 33,809 user samples
33,809 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 69% 1TB free
Poor: 69% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
99 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
90.7 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
173 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+7%
161 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
141 MB/s 148 MB/s +5%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.69 MB/s 1.29 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+87%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.63 MB/s 2.15 MB/s Much faster random write.
+32%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
77.9 MB/s 81.9 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+5%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.77 MB/s 0.89 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+15%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
172 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+11%
155 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
204 MB/s +1% 201 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
182 MB/s 191 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+5%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.71 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+114%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.9 MB/s 2.53 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+33%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
87.5 MB/s 98.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+12%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.02 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+14%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
203 MB/s +3% 196 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 16,456,101 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
84 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
79.7 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.47 % 2.77 % Hugely higher market share.
+489%
Price
Price (score)
$75 Much cheaper.
+35%
101 USD
Value
Value For Money
114 % Much better value.
+62%
70.7 %
Age
Newest
31 Months Much more recent.
+70%
52.6 Months
Capacity
Capacity
3TB   —
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 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]

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Intel Core i7-8700K $366Nvidia GTX 1070 $379Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $159Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $107
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $115Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $93
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $95SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $711SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $100SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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