Real World Speed
Performance profile from 367,968 user samples
367,968 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 57% 1.5TB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
90.5 % +0% 90.2 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
161 MB/s +0% 161 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
134 MB/s 147 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+10%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 1.29 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+84%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.57 MB/s 2.15 MB/s Much faster random write.
+37%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
75.2 MB/s 81.9 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+9%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.74 MB/s 0.89 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+20%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
155 MB/s +1% 153 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
204 MB/s +2% 201 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
185 MB/s 191 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.71 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+90%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.8 MB/s 2.53 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+41%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
87.2 MB/s 98.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+13%
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
201 MB/s +2% 196 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 19,139,603 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 80.1 % More popular.
+29%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.96 % +5% 2.83 %
Price
Price (score)
$58 Much cheaper.
+58%
92.2 USD
Value
Value For Money
62 % Much better value.
+31%
47.2 %
Age
Newest
95 Months 56.6 Months Much more recent.
+68%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB   —
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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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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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CPUGPUSSD
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $198Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
Intel Core i5-9400F $143Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
Intel Core i5-9600K $230Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $750Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $195
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $695SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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