Real World Speed
Performance profile from 112,103 user samples
112,103 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 47% 1.5TB free
Poor: 47% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 56th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
85.3 % 90.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
151 MB/s 160 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
150 MB/s +2% 148 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1 MB/s 1.28 MB/s Faster random read.
+28%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2 MB/s 2.15 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
31.1 MB/s 81.6 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+162%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.58 MB/s 0.88 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+52%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
146 MB/s 154 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+6%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
192 MB/s 201 MB/s +5%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
192 MB/s +1% 190 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.2 MB/s 1.71 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+43%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.4 MB/s 2.54 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
50.8 MB/s 97.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+93%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.02 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+28%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
192 MB/s 196 MB/s +2%
Market Share
Based on 17,071,301 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 80 % Much more popular.
+33%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.24 % 2.78 % Hugely higher market share.
+124%
Price
Price (score)
$63 Much cheaper.
+42%
89.5 USD
Value
Value For Money
77.7 % Slightly better value.
+8%
71.7 %
Age
Newest
76 Months 53.6 Months Much more recent.
+42%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB   —
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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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