Real World Speed
Performance profile from 569,383 user samples
7,912 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 64% 2.5TB free
Poor: 64% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1015
561,471 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 47% 961GB free (System drive)
Poor: 47% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
93.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
87.1 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
161 MB/s +5% 154 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
166 MB/s Faster write speed.
+28%
130 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.98 MB/s Much faster random read.
+42%
0.69 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.96 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+216%
1.57 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
72.9 MB/s 73.3 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.68 MB/s 0.72 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+6%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
164 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+9%
150 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
198 MB/s 202 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
200 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+9%
184 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+38%
0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
6.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+250%
1.8 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
83.7 MB/s 86.9 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
199 MB/s 199 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 31,024,282 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 2.7 % Insanely higher market share.
+5,300%
Value
Value For Money
42.9 % 59.7 % Much better value.
+39%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 63 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$174 $58 Much cheaper.
+66%
Age
Newest
51 Months Much more recent.
+53%
108 Months
Capacity
Capacity
4TB 2TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2020 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 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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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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  • - 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.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
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Intel Core i7-9700K $290Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $505Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $42
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