Real World Speed
Performance profile from 39,416 user samples
37,050 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 52% 644GB free (System drive)
Poor: 52% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 1015
2,366 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 5.5TB free
Worst Bench: 70% 1.5TB free
Poor: 70% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
83.4 % 98.5 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
136 MB/s 168 MB/s Faster read speed.
+24%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
135 MB/s 203 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+50%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.18 MB/s 4.69 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+297%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.91 MB/s Much faster random write.
+56%
3.15 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
42.5 MB/s 103 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+142%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
2 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+96%
1.02 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
154 MB/s 174 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+13%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
196 MB/s 212 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
191 MB/s 246 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+29%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.5 MB/s 7.01 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+367%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
5.4 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+54%
3.5 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
75.7 MB/s 127 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+68%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
2.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+127%
1.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
201 MB/s 217 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+8%
Market Share
Based on 16,382,626 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.28 % Hugely higher market share.
+833%
0.03 %
Value
Value For Money
53.2 % Better value.
+19%
44.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 68 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
Price
Price (score)
$90 Much cheaper.
+76%
$380
Age
Newest
68 Months 46 Months Much more recent.
+32%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 6TB
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The Seagate Desktop SSHD is a Solid State Hard Drive (SSHD). The 8GBs of MLC NAND flash built into this model help facilitate better performance than a purely mechanical drive. Peak sequential read/write speeds are above average at 190 MB/s. The 2TB SSHD has consistently demonstrated class leading 4k random write speeds in the region of 5.0 MB/s. 4K read speeds are in the region of 0.7-0.9 MB/s which is well above average, but not record breaking. Overall the performance increases attributable to the NAND flash are very noticeable in the area of small file 4K performance where the SSHD dominates the competition. In terms of sequential speeds, the Seagate also offers better average sequential performance than most mechanical 2TB hard drives. From a value for money perspective, the 2TB SSHD is well above average, it has a brilliant 4k performance profile, strong sequential speeds and only a slightly above average price. [Dec '13 HDrivePro]

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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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