Real World Speed
Performance profile from 32,447 user samples
28,665 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% 396GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 13% 184GB free (System drive)
Poor: 13% Great: 63%
SPEED RANK: 428th / 1015
3,782 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% 5TB free
Worst Bench: 65% 2TB free
Poor: 65% Great: 121%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
43.9 % 93.7 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+114%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
76 MB/s 155 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+104%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
82.1 MB/s 199 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+142%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1 MB/s 4.67 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+367%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.44 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
3.21 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
46.3 MB/s 103 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+122%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.26 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+24%
1.02 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
75.8 MB/s 170 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+124%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
113 MB/s 214 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+89%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
112 MB/s 247 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+121%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.8 MB/s 7.1 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+294%
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
66.4 MB/s 127 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+91%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
2.2 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+100%
1.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
110 MB/s 216 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+96%
Market Share
Based on 39,633,777 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.13 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,200%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
12.2 % 38.9 % Hugely better value.
+220%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 55 % Slightly more popular.
+10%
Price
Price (score)
$36 Hugely cheaper.
+88%
$289
Age
Newest
100 Months 73 Months More recent.
+27%
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 6TB
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The Laptop Thin (7mm) SSHD from Seagate has a 64MB Cache and comes equipped with 8GB of MLC NAND Flash. At less than a year old the Laptop Thin is relatively new, but its performance is unbalanced and favours small file IO. With average sequential speeds of 85 MB/s the Laptop Thin lags the group leaders by over 50% in this area. As a result regular tasks such as copying multimedia files will be relatively slow on this drive. On the other hand, thanks to its 8GB of NAND flash, small file performance is far better and average and lies in the region of 3 MB/s which is a very respectable result. Overall the Laptop Thin's performance profile is skewed heavily towards small file IO. The Thins larger capacity 1TB sibling offers considerably better value for money. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2021 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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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
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  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
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  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
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