Real World Speed
Performance profile from 63,281 user samples
63,281 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 466GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 133GB free (System drive)
Poor: 34% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 120th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
73 % 90.4 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
135 MB/s 160 MB/s Faster read speed.
+19%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
126 MB/s 147 MB/s Faster write speed.
+17%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.63 MB/s 1.28 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+104%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.73 MB/s 2.15 MB/s Faster random write.
+24%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
31.2 MB/s 81.6 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+162%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.52 MB/s 0.88 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+70%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
120 MB/s 155 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+29%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
183 MB/s 201 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+10%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
176 MB/s 190 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+8%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.71 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+114%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.2 MB/s 2.53 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+15%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
39.3 MB/s 98.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+150%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.7 MB/s 1.02 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+46%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
177 MB/s 197 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+11%
Market Share
Based on 17,164,774 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 80 % Much more popular.
+54%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.76 % 2.77 % Hugely higher market share.
+264%
Price
Price (score)
$23 Hugely cheaper.
+282%
87.8 USD
Value
Value For Money
45.5 % 72.2 % Much better value.
+59%
Age
Newest
65+ Months 53.6 Months More recent.
+21%
Capacity
Capacity
500GB   —
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 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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Intel Core i7-8700K $350Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $139Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $208Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $99
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $108Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
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