Real World Speed
Performance profile from 78,809 user samples
1,745 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 5.5TB free
Worst Bench: 67% 197GB free
Poor: 67% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 1010
77,064 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 58% 2TB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 31st / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
101 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
90 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
167 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+5%
159 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
204 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+55%
132 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.31 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+507%
0.71 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.94 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+87%
1.57 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
122 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+62%
75.1 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.78 MB/s +3% 0.76 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
168 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+8%
155 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
217 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+7%
203 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
248 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+36%
182 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.24 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+704%
0.9 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
196 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+124%
87.6 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.
+9%
199 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 11,819,296 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 0.88 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,100%
Value
Value For Money
36.6 % 111 % Hugely better value.
+203%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % +1% 67 %
Price
Price (score)
$474 $70 Hugely cheaper.
+85%
Age
Newest
40 Months Much more recent.
+53%
85 Months
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 3TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2018 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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