Real World Speed
Performance profile from 8,284 user samples
2,492 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 5.5TB free
Worst Bench: 68% 4.5TB free
Poor: 68% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1015
5,792 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 57% 2TB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
97.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
87.7 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
167 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
154 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
203 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+35%
150 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.6 MB/s Faster random read.
+27%
3.62 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.16 MB/s Much faster random write.
+46%
2.16 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
102 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+63%
62.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.02 MB/s 1.08 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+6%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
173 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+15%
151 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
212 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+13%
187 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
246 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+35%
182 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7 MB/s 7.3 MB/s +4%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+46%
2.4 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
126 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+75%
72.2 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s 1.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+9%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
217 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+17%
185 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 17,806,111 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.1 % Hugely higher market share.
+400%
Value
Value For Money
60.4 % 96.7 % Much better value.
+60%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % Slightly more popular.
+10%
62 %
Price
Price (score)
$279 $104 Much cheaper.
+63%
Age
Newest
48 Months 44 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 4TB
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2019 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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  • 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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Intel Core i7-8700K $350Nvidia GTX 1070 $335Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $101
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $144Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $274Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $78SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $646SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $75SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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