Real World Speed
Performance profile from 112,118 user samples
112,118 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 60% 1.5TB free
Poor: 60% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
92.1 % +5% 87.8 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
161 MB/s +4% 155 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
131 MB/s 136 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.69 MB/s 0.86 MB/s Faster random read.
+24%
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
76.7 MB/s 79.2 MB/s +3%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.74 MB/s 0.83 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+13%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
160 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+6%
150 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
202 MB/s +2% 199 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
171 MB/s 180 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+6%
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
86.9 MB/s 93.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+8%
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
200 MB/s +3% 195 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 53,416,100 HDDs tested
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 59.6 % +1%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.46 % 3.35 % Hugely higher market share.
+628%
Price
Price (score)
$85 59.2 USD Much cheaper.
+44%
Value
Value For Money
65 % Better value.
+12%
58 %
Age
Newest
92 Months More recent.
+29%
119 Months
Capacity
Capacity
3TB   —
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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 i5-12600K $176Nvidia RTX 4060 $293Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-12400F $128Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-13600K $260Nvidia RTX 4070 $550Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $45
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $40SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $48SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $62G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $351SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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