Release date: Q3 2016.

Release date ≈ Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 29,363 user samples
2,842 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 58% 3.5TB free
Poor: 58% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 1015
26,521 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 39% 3TB free (System drive)
Poor: 39% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 142nd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
89.1 % Much faster effective speed.
68.1 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
155 MB/s Much faster read speed.
94.6 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
154 MB/s Faster write speed.
121 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.69 MB/s 1.46 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.86 MB/s 2.65 MB/s Much faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
71 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
65.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.81 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
0.37 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
156 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
142 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
192 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
146 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
189 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
154 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 2.32 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.2 MB/s 5.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
86 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
75.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 0.9 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
190 MB/s +5% 181 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 18,420,016 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 0.47 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
102 % 106 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % Slightly more popular.
53 %
Price (score)
$100 $74 Cheaper.
34 Months 28+ Months More recent.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 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]


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  • 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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