Real World Speed
Performance profile from 4,270 user samples
3,782 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% 5TB free
Worst Bench: 65% 2TB free
Poor: 65% Great: 121%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1015
488 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 7TB free
Worst Bench: 22% 6.5TB free
Poor: 22% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 132nd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
93.7 % Much faster effective speed.
69.9 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
155 MB/s Much faster read speed.
109 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
199 MB/s Much faster write speed.
120 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.67 MB/s Faster random read.
4.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.21 MB/s Faster random write.
2.5 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
103 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
65.9 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.02 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
0.83 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
170 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
133 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
214 MB/s 228 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
247 MB/s +2% 242 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.1 MB/s 7.9 MB/s Faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.5 MB/s 7.2 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
127 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
118 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s 1.4 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
216 MB/s 225 MB/s +4%
Market Share
Based on 39,677,150 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % Insanely higher market share.
0 %
Value For Money
38.9 % 43 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % Slightly more popular.
50 %
Price (score)
$289 $260 Cheaper.
73 Months 55+ Months More recent.
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]


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.
How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

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
  • - 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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