Release date ≈ Q4 2017.


Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 520,516 user samples
87,794 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 930GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 346GB free (System drive)
Poor: 41% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 121st / 1015
432,722 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 910GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 625GB free (System drive)
Poor: 34% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 189th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
71.5 % Faster effective speed.
60.4 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
109 MB/s 109 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
129 MB/s Faster write speed.
104 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.33 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
0.64 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.53 MB/s +3% 1.48 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
64.4 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
25.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.6 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
0.54 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
140 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
102 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
159 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
139 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
169 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
133 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
2.2 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
0.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.1 MB/s Faster peak random write.
1.8 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
76 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
35 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
0.7 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
176 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
130 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 37,655,024 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.95 % 1.92 % Hugely higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 52 % +4%
40+ Months Much more recent.
88+ Months

Not bad. My new Samsung 860 QVO for replaced! [Sep '19 giovanni1987]


One of the faster hard drives out there. [Oct '18 TheWildShadow55]


Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 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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