Real World Speed
Performance profile from 385,559 user samples
3,516 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 66% 27GB free
Poor: 66% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 1015
382,043 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 1TB free
Worst Bench: 53% 360GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
91.3 % +4% 87.5 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
159 MB/s +2% 156 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
153 MB/s Faster write speed.
+16%
132 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
3.57 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+417%
0.69 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.2 MB/s Much faster random write.
+39%
1.58 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
55.5 MB/s 73.5 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+32%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.11 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+54%
0.72 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
159 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+7%
149 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
194 MB/s 201 MB/s +4%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
190 MB/s +4% 183 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+825%
0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+34%
1.87 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
62.7 MB/s 86.9 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+39%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+33%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
198 MB/s 199 MB/s +1%
Market Share
Based on 18,313,792 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 3.3 % Insanely higher market share.
+5,400%
Value
Value For Money
114 % Much better value.
+33%
85.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 62 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
Price
Price (score)
$115 $58 Much cheaper.
+49%
Age
Newest
45 Months Much more recent.
+52%
94 Months
Capacity
Capacity
5TB 2TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 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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  • 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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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
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Intel Core i7-8700K $350Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $127Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $220Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $606SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $78SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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