Real World Speed
Performance profile from 153,235 user samples
19,975 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 53% 2.5TB free
Poor: 53% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 56th / 1015
133,260 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 56% 1TB free (System drive)
Poor: 56% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
85.3 % 87.5 % +3%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
148 MB/s 153 MB/s +3%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
130 MB/s +2% 127 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.66 MB/s 0.7 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+6%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.85 MB/s Faster random write.
+16%
1.6 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
65.3 MB/s 74.9 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+15%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.74 MB/s 0.75 MB/s +1%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
149 MB/s 152 MB/s +2%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
188 MB/s 200 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
169 MB/s 178 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+5%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 0.9 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+29%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.3 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+22%
1.89 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
77.1 MB/s 87.8 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+14%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
188 MB/s 200 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 29,673,515 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % 0.63 % Hugely higher market share.
+530%
Value
Value For Money
59.9 % +4% 57.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
73 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
68 %
Price
Price (score)
$114 $91 Cheaper.
+20%
Age
Newest
47 Months Much more recent.
+56%
107 Months
Capacity
Capacity
4TB 3TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2020 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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