Real World Speed
Performance profile from 39,358 user samples
5,447 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 342GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 15th / 1015
33,911 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 54% 2TB free
Poor: 54% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
91.6 % Faster effective speed.
+10%
83.1 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
152 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
143 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
197 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+56%
126 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.71 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+614%
0.66 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.17 MB/s Much faster random write.
+71%
1.85 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
103 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+58%
65.2 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 Faster sustained write speed.
+13%
146 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
209 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+12%
187 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
246 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+46%
168 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+900%
0.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+52%
2.3 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
128 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+65%
77.4 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 Faster peak sustained write speed.
+17%
186 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 45,949,079 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.09 % Hugely higher market share.
+800%
Value
Value For Money
39.3 % 58.4 % Much better value.
+48%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 57 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$279 $114 Much cheaper.
+59%
Age
Newest
86 Months 71 Months More recent.
+17%
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 4TB
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2022 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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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.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $275Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $470Crucial MX500 250GB $40
Intel Core i5-12400F $160Nvidia RTX 3070 $535Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i7-12700K $377Nvidia RTX 3050 $325Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $51G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $449SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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