Real World Speed
Performance profile from 251,253 user samples
234,009 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 32% 391GB free (System drive)
Poor: 32% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 198th / 1015
17,244 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 53% 552GB free
Poor: 53% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
59.3 % 84.5 % Much faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
108 MB/s 146 MB/s Much faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
103 MB/s 127 MB/s Faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.64 MB/s 0.66 MB/s +3%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.26 MB/s 1.84 MB/s Much faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
55.6 MB/s 65 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.74 MB/s 0.75 MB/s +1%
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
98.6 MB/s 148 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
139 MB/s 189 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
135 MB/s 165 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 0.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.9 MB/s 2.3 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
69.2 MB/s 78.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 0.9 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
137 MB/s 188 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 20,526,174 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.09 % Insanely higher market share.
0.14 %
Value For Money
28.2 % 59.3 % Hugely better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 72 % Much more popular.
Price (score)
$21 Hugely cheaper.
70+ Months 37 Months Much more recent.
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 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]


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.
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