Real World Speed
Performance profile from 753,636 user samples
722,645 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 49% 1TB free
Poor: 49% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 1015
30,991 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 4TB free
Worst Bench: 53% 564GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
88.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
83.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
157 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+7%
147 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
132 MB/s +4% 127 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.68 MB/s +3% 0.66 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.52 MB/s 1.83 MB/s Faster random write.
+20%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
74.6 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+15%
64.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.71 MB/s 0.73 MB/s +3%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
152 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+6%
144 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
203 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
188 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
180 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+7%
168 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.9 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+29%
0.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.8 MB/s 2.3 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+28%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
87 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+11%
78.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
202 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+9%
185 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 39,698,157 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.37 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,055%
0.11 %
Value
Value For Money
60.5 % +3% 58.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 57 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
Price
Price (score)
$58 Much cheaper.
+49%
$114
Age
Newest
118 Months 58 Months Much more recent.
+51%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 4TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2021 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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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-10700K $320Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $175
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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