Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 102,714 user samples
34,546 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 54% 2TB free
Poor: 54% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 53rd / 1015
68,168 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 58% 466GB free
Worst Bench: 15% 380GB free (System drive)
Poor: 15% Great: 58%
SPEED RANK: 472nd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
84.2 % Hugely faster effective speed.
41.6 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
144 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
74.3 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
127 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
69.7 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.65 MB/s Much faster random read.
0.44 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.84 MB/s Much faster random write.
1.23 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
65.4 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
29.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.73 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
0.44 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
149 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
70.5 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
188 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
102 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
167 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
100 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
0.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.28 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
1.6 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
77.6 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
39.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
0.6 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
187 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
104 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 45,354,049 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.14 % 0.17 % Higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % More popular.
50 %
69 Months Much more recent.
102+ Months
4TB 500GB
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2022 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

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • 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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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
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  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
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