Real World Speed
Performance profile from 23,548 user samples
23,548 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 63% 436GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
97.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
89.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
171 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+7%
159 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 1.26 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+83%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.62 MB/s 2.13 MB/s Much faster random write.
+32%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
77.7 MB/s 82.2 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+6%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.76 MB/s 0.87 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+14%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
168 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+11%
152 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
203 MB/s +1% 201 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
184 MB/s 191 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.75 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+118%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.9 MB/s 2.54 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+33%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
88.3 MB/s 105 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+19%
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
204 MB/s +4% 197 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 12,407,937 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
78.6 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.52 % 2.89 % Hugely higher market share.
+456%
Price
Price (score)
$85 Much cheaper.
+31%
112 USD
Value
Value For Money
98.5 % Much better value.
+46%
67.3 %
Age
Newest
26 Months Hugely more recent.
+83%
47.6 Months
Capacity
Capacity
3TB   —
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2018 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 $359Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $243Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
Intel Core i5-8600K $237Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $770Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
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