Real World Speed
Performance profile from 156,509 user samples
156,509 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 427GB free
Worst Bench: 31% 190GB free (System drive)
Poor: 31% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 216th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
57.4 % 90.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+57%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
104 MB/s 161 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+55%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
98.3 MB/s 147 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+50%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.63 MB/s 1.28 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+104%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.29 MB/s 2.14 MB/s Much faster random write.
+66%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
53.4 MB/s 81.4 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+53%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.73 MB/s 0.88 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+21%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
95.9 MB/s 154 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+61%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
139 MB/s 201 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+45%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
134 MB/s 190 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+42%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 1.74 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+148%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2 MB/s 2.53 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+27%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
68.5 MB/s 98.3 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+44%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s 1.02 MB/s +2%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
136 MB/s 197 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+45%
Market Share
Based on 14,241,552 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 79 % Much more popular.
+52%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.05 % 2.83 % Much higher market share.
+38%
Price
Price (score)
$21 Hugely cheaper.
+444%
115 USD
Value
Value For Money
39 % 64.5 % Much better value.
+65%
Age
Newest
61+ Months 49.6 Months More recent.
+23%
Capacity
Capacity
500GB   —
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 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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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $159Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $245Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $89
Intel Core i5-8600K $255Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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