Real World Speed
Performance profile from 14,347 user samples
1,902 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 5TB free
Worst Bench: 66% 197GB free
Poor: 66% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1010
12,445 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 299GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
97.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
91.5 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
165 MB/s +2% 162 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
202 MB/s Faster write speed.
160 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.43 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
1.06 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.02 MB/s Much faster random write.
2.08 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
111 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
30.5 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
0.61 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
168 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
157 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
215 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
194 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
248 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
196 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.22 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
1.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
2.4 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
186 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
50.9 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
0.8 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
216 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
193 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 12,416,434 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % 0.18 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
35.5 % 92.7 % Hugely better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % +5% 65 %
Price (score)
$474 $85 Hugely cheaper.
41 Months 37 Months Slightly more recent.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 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]


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.
  • - 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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