Real World Speed
Performance profile from 537,737 user samples
51,272 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 31% 429GB free (System drive)
Poor: 31% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 226th / 1015
486,465 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 439GB free
Worst Bench: 25% 28GB free (System drive)
Poor: 25% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 206th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
56.7 % 58.5 % +3%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
103 MB/s 106 MB/s +3%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
95.8 MB/s 98.4 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.79 MB/s Faster random read.
+25%
0.63 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.98 MB/s Much faster random write.
+61%
1.23 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
71.3 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+29%
55.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.83 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+14%
0.73 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
94.3 MB/s 97.9 MB/s +4%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
135 MB/s 164 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+21%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
125 MB/s 133 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+6%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+86%
0.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.5 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+25%
2 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
102 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+42%
71.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s 1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
127 MB/s 139 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+9%
Market Share
Based on 40,765,112 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.13 % 2.13 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,538%
Value
Value For Money
16.2 % 25.7 % Much better value.
+58%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 52 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$70 $23 Much cheaper.
+67%
Age
Newest
131 Months 93+ Months More recent.
+29%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 500GB
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The WD Blue EALX (2010) is sold as an all round desktop drive. This model is nearly four years old now and can't compete against the newer competition. WD superseded this drive in 2012 with the EZEX. Comparing the EALX and EZEX reveals that the newer EZEX drive is approximately 30% faster yet both drives still retail for almost the same price. With average sequential read/write speeds of 109/97 MB/s the EALX lags the group leaders by 40%. Average small file 4K performance clocks in at 0.67/1.85 MB/s which is again around 40% slower than the top ten group leaders. With an effective speed of just 102 MB/s the 2010 WD Blue lags its peers by 34%. There are both cheaper and faster alternatives available elsewhere. [Mar '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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]

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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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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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  • - 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 userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
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  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
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Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-11700K $394Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $77SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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