Real World Speed
Performance profile from 228,131 user samples
226,386 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 51% 872GB free
Poor: 51% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 1010
1,745 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 5.5TB free
Worst Bench: 67% 197GB free
Poor: 67% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
88.7 % 101 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
157 MB/s 167 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
134 MB/s 204 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+52%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.69 MB/s 4.31 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+525%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.59 MB/s 2.94 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+85%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
73.2 MB/s 122 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+67%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.72 MB/s 0.78 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+8%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
152 MB/s 168 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+11%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
202 MB/s 217 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+7%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
187 MB/s 248 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+33%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 7.24 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+805%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.8 MB/s 3.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+94%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
87.5 MB/s 196 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+124%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+22%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
200 MB/s 217 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+8%
Market Share
Based on 11,819,661 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.2 % Insanely higher market share.
+7,900%
0.04 %
Value
Value For Money
87 % Hugely better value.
+138%
36.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 68 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
Price
Price (score)
$58 Hugely cheaper.
+88%
$474
Age
Newest
85 Months 40 Months Much more recent.
+53%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 6TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 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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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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  • - 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.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
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Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $358Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $78
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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