Real World Speed
Performance profile from 275,921 user samples
260,245 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 397GB free
Worst Bench: 25% 340GB free
Poor: 25% Great: 75%
SPEED RANK: 231st / 1015
15,676 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 231GB free
Worst Bench: 20% 73GB free (System drive)
Poor: 20% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 268th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
56.2 % +4% 54 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
102 MB/s +3% 99.1 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
98.5 MB/s +4% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.62 MB/s +3% 0.6 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.21 MB/s 1.26 MB/s +4%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
53.9 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
51.2 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.73 MB/s +4% 0.7 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
93.4 MB/s +5% 89 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
136 MB/s +1% 135 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
131 MB/s +1% 130 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 0.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.9 MB/s +3% 1.85 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
68 MB/s +2% 66.5 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.98 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
0.9 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
131 MB/s 133 MB/s +2%
Market Share
Based on 21,746,444 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.05 % Insanely higher market share.
0.15 %
Value For Money
31.6 % Much better value.
18 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % Slightly more popular.
51 %
Price (score)
$18 $15 Cheaper.
72+ Months 70+ Months +3%
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 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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