Real World Speed
Performance profile from 389,011 user samples
260,245 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 397GB free
Worst Bench: 25% 340GB free
Poor: 25% Great: 75%
SPEED RANK: 231st / 1015
128,766 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 57% 1.5TB free
Poor: 57% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
56.2 % 89.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+59%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
102 MB/s 157 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+54%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
98.5 MB/s 130 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+32%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.62 MB/s 0.7 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+13%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.21 MB/s 1.67 MB/s Much faster random write.
+38%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
53.9 MB/s 75 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+39%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.73 MB/s 0.76 MB/s +4%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
93.4 MB/s 155 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+66%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
136 MB/s 200 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+47%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
131 MB/s 176 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+34%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 0.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+14%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.9 MB/s 1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
68 MB/s 87.5 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+29%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.98 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+9%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
131 MB/s 199 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+52%
Market Share
Based on 21,734,915 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.06 % Hugely higher market share.
+148%
0.83 %
Value
Value For Money
31.6 % 107 % Hugely better value.
+240%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 68 % More popular.
+24%
Price
Price (score)
$18 Much cheaper.
+64%
$50
Age
Newest
72+ Months More recent.
+27%
99 Months
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 3TB
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This drive can be used as a combined system and storage drive thanks to its fast 7200K rpm and enormous 3TB capacity. Recently prices for all large drives have been dropping and the 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 is currently a good choice in terms of both value for money and performance. Not only does the Barracuda have respectable sequential read/write speeds but it also goes head to head with the various green options, consuming a very reasonable 5.4W vs 5W (idle) on average for a "green" drive. That amounts to a tiny power consumption disadvantage and a lot more speed. Overall the Barracuda is priced aggressively and represents very good value for money. [Oct '12 HDrivePro]

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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]

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  • 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.
How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

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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Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $44
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $55
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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