Real World Speed
Performance profile from 14,846 user samples
2,826 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 5TB free
Worst Bench: 68% 4.5TB free
Poor: 68% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 1015
12,020 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 59% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 23% 57GB free (System drive)
Poor: 23% Great: 59%
SPEED RANK: 493rd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
96.2 % Hugely faster effective speed.
41.1 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
168 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
78.1 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
202 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
72.7 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.64 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
0.53 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.15 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
1.49 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
103 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
48 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.03 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
0.7 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
166 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
65.1 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
213 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
110 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
246 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
105 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
6.93 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
0.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
2.1 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
126 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
62.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
0.9 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
216 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
100 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 19,941,810 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.09 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
38.5 % Hugely better value.
8.39 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % Much more popular.
50 %
Price (score)
$300 $31 Hugely cheaper.
51 Months More recent.
69+ Months
6TB 320GB
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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]


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.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.

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