Release date ≈ Q1 2017.


Release date ≈ Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 5,200 user samples
1,397 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 54% 1TB free (System drive)
Poor: 54% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1015
3,803 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 42% 2.5TB free (System drive)
Poor: 42% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 132nd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
84.5 % Faster effective speed.
69.4 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
147 MB/s Much faster read speed.
101 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
144 MB/s Faster write speed.
121 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.59 MB/s 1.54 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.58 MB/s Much faster random write.
1.2 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
68.2 MB/s +2% 67 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.67 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
0.21 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
148 MB/s +5% 141 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
180 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
149 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
174 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
154 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 3.82 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.8 MB/s 5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
78.7 MB/s 81 MB/s +3%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 0.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
179 MB/s 180 MB/s +1%
Market Share
Based on 21,113,147 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 0.07 % Much higher market share.
Value For Money
52.8 % 53.5 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 50 %
Price (score)
$64 Cheaper.
32+ Months 26+ Months More recent.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 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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