Real World Speed
Performance profile from 221 user samples
221 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 7TB free
Worst Bench: 52% 5TB free
Poor: 52% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 91st / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
78.3 % 88 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
134 MB/s 157 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
129 MB/s 137 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.17 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
0.85 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.44 MB/s Faster random write.
1.98 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
78.2 MB/s 78.8 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.85 MB/s +2% 0.84 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
138 MB/s 150 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
202 MB/s +1% 200 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
176 MB/s 181 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
8 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
1.03 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.9 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
2.34 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
118 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
94.5 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.2 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
1 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
225 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
194 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 39,672,811 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 59.4 % More popular.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 2.94 % Insanely higher market share.
Price (score)
$39 Hugely cheaper.
71.6 USD
Value For Money
402 % Hugely better value.
49.3 %
58 Months Much more recent.
84.6 Months
10TB   —
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2021 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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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.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on
  • - 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.
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