Release date ≈ Q3 2016.

Release date ≈ Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 20,814 user samples
39 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 9TB free
Worst Bench: 64% 9TB free
Poor: 64% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1015
20,775 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 39% 2.5TB free
Poor: 39% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 144th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
84.4 % Faster effective speed.
68 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
134 MB/s Much faster read speed.
95.2 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
127 MB/s +4% 122 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
5.3 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
1.44 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.86 MB/s +2% 2.8 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
72.5 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
65 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.93 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
0.36 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
159 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
141 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
219 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
147 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
165 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
154 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
3.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
4.6 MB/s 5.4 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
119 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
77 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
0.8 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
229 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
181 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 17,644,510 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.35 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
88.4 % 90.8 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 53 % +4%
Price (score)
$274 $86 Much cheaper.
34+ Months 27+ Months More recent.
10TB 4TB
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 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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