Release date ≈ Q4 2017.


Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 377,182 user samples
40,023 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 901GB free
Worst Bench: 42% 742GB free (System drive)
Poor: 42% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 112th / 1014
337,159 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 911GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 487GB free (System drive)
Poor: 34% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 197th / 1014
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
73.2 % Faster effective speed.
59.5 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
114 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
107 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
133 MB/s Faster write speed.
103 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.36 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
0.64 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.55 MB/s +5% 1.48 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
65.4 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
25.6 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.61 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
0.54 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
141 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
100 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
160 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
138 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
170 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
132 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
2.24 MB/s Faster peak random write.
1.8 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
76.2 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
34.2 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s Much 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 25,139,821 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.67 % 2.36 % Hugely higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 53 % Slightly more popular.
27+ Months Much more recent.
76+ 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 2020 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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