Real World Speed
Performance profile from 44,490 user samples
2,620 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 5.5TB free
Worst Bench: 68% 4.5TB free
Poor: 68% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 1015
41,870 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 46% 420GB free (System drive)
Poor: 46% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 70th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
97.7 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
82.9 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
167 MB/s Faster read speed.
+24%
135 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
203 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+51%
134 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.61 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+304%
1.14 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.17 MB/s 4.92 MB/s Much faster random write.
+55%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
103 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+152%
40.9 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.02 MB/s 1.98 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+94%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
172 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+12%
153 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
211 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
195 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
246 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+31%
188 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
6.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+360%
1.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.5 MB/s 5.4 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+54%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
125 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+76%
71.2 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s 2.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+127%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
217 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+7%
202 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 18,483,050 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.36 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,700%
Value
Value For Money
56.1 % Slightly better value.
+6%
52.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
64 %
Price
Price (score)
$300 $90 Much cheaper.
+70%
Age
Newest
49 Months Much more recent.
+31%
71 Months
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 2TB
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The Seagate Desktop SSHD is a Solid State Hard Drive (SSHD). The 8GBs of MLC NAND flash built into this model help facilitate better performance than a purely mechanical drive. Peak sequential read/write speeds are above average at 190 MB/s. The 2TB SSHD has consistently demonstrated class leading 4k random write speeds in the region of 5.0 MB/s. 4K read speeds are in the region of 0.7-0.9 MB/s which is well above average, but not record breaking. Overall the performance increases attributable to the NAND flash are very noticeable in the area of small file 4K performance where the SSHD dominates the competition. In terms of sequential speeds, the Seagate also offers better average sequential performance than most mechanical 2TB hard drives. From a value for money perspective, the 2TB SSHD is well above average, it has a brilliant 4k performance profile, strong sequential speeds and only a slightly above average price. [Dec '13 HDrivePro]

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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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