Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,259 user samples
1,259 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 5TB free
Worst Bench: 57% 555GB free
Poor: 57% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
88.9 % 90.6 % +2%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
155 MB/s 161 MB/s +4%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
150 MB/s +2% 147 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
3.52 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+174%
1.29 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.08 MB/s 2.14 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
62 MB/s 81.4 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+31%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.05 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+18%
0.89 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
154 MB/s 155 MB/s +1%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
196 MB/s 202 MB/s +3%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
188 MB/s 191 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+335%
1.72 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.43 MB/s 2.53 MB/s +4%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
73.5 MB/s 98.3 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+34%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.2 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+17%
1.02 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
198 MB/s +1% 197 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 15,714,779 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 79.4 % Much more popular.
+42%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 2.8 % Insanely higher market share.
+9,219%
Price
Price (score)
$165 90.2 USD Hugely cheaper.
+83%
Value
Value For Money
92.8 % Much better value.
+33%
69.9 %
Age
Newest
41 Months More recent.
+26%
51.6 Months
Capacity
Capacity
6TB   —
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 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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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.
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Intel Core i7-8700K $365Nvidia GTX 1070 $364Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $65
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $120Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $105SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $761SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $110SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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