Real World Speed
Performance profile from 101,417 user samples
3,782 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% 5TB free
Worst Bench: 65% 2TB free
Poor: 65% Great: 121%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1015
97,635 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 601GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
93.7 % 94.6 % +1%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
155 MB/s 167 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
199 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+47%
135 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.67 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+587%
0.68 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.21 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+98%
1.62 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
103 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+33%
77.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.02 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+38%
0.74 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
170 MB/s +4% 163 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
214 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
202 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
247 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+39%
178 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.1 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+787%
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
127 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+45%
87.3 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
216 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+7%
201 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 39,630,323 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.35 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,400%
Value
Value For Money
38.9 % 66.8 % Much better value.
+72%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 59 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$289 $85 Much cheaper.
+71%
Age
Newest
73 Months 58 Months More recent.
+21%
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 3TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2021 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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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 userbenchmark.com.
  • - 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.
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Intel Core i5-11400F $239Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-10700K $299Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $85SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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