Real World Speed
Performance profile from 76,062 user samples
23,740 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 57% 74GB free
Poor: 57% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1015
52,322 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 855GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 326GB free
Poor: 45% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 144th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
84 % Faster effective speed.
67.4 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
148 MB/s Faster read speed.
122 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
146 MB/s Faster write speed.
114 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
3.47 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
0.97 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.2 MB/s 2.41 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
63.3 MB/s 80.5 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.09 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
0.94 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
144 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
113 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
182 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
157 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
178 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
147 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
6.96 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
1.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.5 MB/s 2.8 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
71.7 MB/s 102 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.2 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
1 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
183 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
150 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 50,289,945 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % 0.2 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
45.1 % Much better value.
34.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % +4% 51 %
Price (score)
$149 $39 Much cheaper.
92 Months Slightly more recent.
97 Months
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2023 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.
How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchmark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.

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