Real World Speed
Performance profile from 510,864 user samples
155,045 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 880GB free (System drive)
Poor: 61% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 28th / 1015
355,819 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 805GB free
Worst Bench: 27% 326GB free
Poor: 27% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 200th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
89.8 % Much faster effective speed.
+51%
59.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
156 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+44%
108 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
128 MB/s Faster write speed.
+28%
100 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.71 MB/s Faster random read.
+11%
0.64 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.74 MB/s Much faster random write.
+41%
1.23 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
75.1 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+35%
55.6 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.75 MB/s +1% 0.74 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
157 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+59%
98.5 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
202 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+32%
153 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
179 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+34%
134 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
1.9 MB/s 1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
88.1 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+26%
70 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
199 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+45%
137 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 31,024,282 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.68 % 2.2 % Hugely higher market share.
+224%
Value
Value For Money
58.9 % Much better value.
+67%
35.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % More popular.
+24%
55 %
Price
Price (score)
$91 $17 Hugely cheaper.
+82%
Age
Newest
108 Months 81+ Months More recent.
+25%
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 500GB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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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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.
  • - 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.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.

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