Real World Speed
Performance profile from 468,227 user samples
5,447 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 342GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1015
462,780 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 63% 1TB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 15th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
91.6 % 91.6 % +0%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
152 MB/s 160 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+5%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
197 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+52%
130 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.71 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+603%
0.67 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.17 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+98%
1.6 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
103 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+34%
77 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+37%
0.73 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
165 MB/s +4% 159 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
209 MB/s +4% 201 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
246 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+41%
175 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+775%
0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+94%
1.8 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
128 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+47%
87.2 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+22%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
217 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+8%
201 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 53,415,977 HDDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 1.94 % Insanely higher market share.
+19,300%
Value
Value For Money
39.2 % 59.5 % Much better value.
+52%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 60 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
Price
Price (score)
$280 $62 Much cheaper.
+78%
Age
Newest
107 Months 92 Months More recent.
+14%
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 2TB
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2024 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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  • - 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
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  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC
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Intel Core i5-12600K $176Nvidia RTX 4060 $293Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-12400F $128Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-13600K $260Nvidia RTX 4070 $550Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $45
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $40SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $48SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $62G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $351SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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