Release date ≈ Q1 2017.


Release date ≈ Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2,519 user samples
1,114 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 53% 1TB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 61st / 1015
1,405 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 5.5TB free
Worst Bench: 38% 2TB free (System drive)
Poor: 38% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 149th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
84.3 % Faster effective speed.
67.4 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
146 MB/s Much faster read speed.
96.2 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
143 MB/s Faster write speed.
118 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.58 MB/s 1.48 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.59 MB/s 4.68 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
68.2 MB/s +2% 66.9 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.67 MB/s +3% 0.65 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
148 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
138 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
180 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
140 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
175 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
153 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 2.31 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.8 MB/s 5.6 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
78.7 MB/s +1% 78.3 MB/s
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 179 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 20,459,599 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.02 %
Value For Money
51.9 % 67.4 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 50 %
Price (score)
$65 Much cheaper.
31+ Months 26+ Months More recent.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 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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