Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Release date: Q2 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 34,344 user samples
2,397 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 25% 149GB free
Worst Bench: 7% 80GB free (System drive)
Poor: 7% Great: 25%
SPEED RANK: 990th / 1015
31,947 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 253GB free
Poor: 40% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 150th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
17.7 % 67.2 % Hugely faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
32 MB/s 122 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
32.1 MB/s 114 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.43 MB/s 0.94 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
0.6 MB/s 2.36 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
23.5 MB/s 78.2 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.48 MB/s 0.93 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
29.5 MB/s 112 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
43.3 MB/s 165 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
43.3 MB/s 148 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.5 MB/s 1.2 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
0.8 MB/s 2.8 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
29.5 MB/s 100 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.6 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
42.7 MB/s 151 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 29,672,790 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.23 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
0.94 % 28.9 % Insanely better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 54 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$60 $47 Cheaper.
80+ Months 63 Months More recent.
160GB 1TB
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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]


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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