Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 128,343 user samples
118,349 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 60% 466GB free
Worst Bench: 21% 311GB free (System drive)
Poor: 21% Great: 60%
SPEED RANK: 438th / 1015
9,994 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 59% 466GB free
Worst Bench: 20% 393GB free (System drive)
Poor: 20% Great: 59%
SPEED RANK: 472nd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
43.2 % +4% 41.6 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
71.5 MB/s +0% 71.2 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
79.4 MB/s +4% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.4 MB/s 0.53 MB/s Much faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.38 MB/s Faster random write.
1.2 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
28.6 MB/s 42.6 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.48 MB/s 0.6 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
79.1 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
73.8 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
104 MB/s 104 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
107 MB/s +2% 105 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.5 MB/s 0.7 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.8 MB/s Faster peak random write.
1.6 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
35.7 MB/s 58.5 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.6 MB/s 0.8 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
110 MB/s +5% 105 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 52,490,501 HDDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.42 % Insanely higher market share.
0.03 %
Value For Money
13.5 % Hugely better value.
7.05 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 50 %
Price (score)
$32 Much cheaper.
118+ Months +1% 119+ Months
500GB 500GB
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