Real World Speed
Performance profile from 56,180 user samples
49,382 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 41% 93GB free
Poor: 41% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 143rd / 1015
6,798 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 48% 488GB free
Poor: 48% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 130th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
67.6 % 70.7 % +5%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
124 MB/s +2% 122 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
112 MB/s 124 MB/s Faster write speed.
+11%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.95 MB/s 1.01 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+6%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.36 MB/s Faster random write.
+15%
2.05 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
79.1 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+165%
29.9 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.93 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+29%
0.72 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
111 MB/s 124 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+12%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
160 MB/s 162 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
147 MB/s 160 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+9%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.2 MB/s 1.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.8 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+22%
2.3 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
102 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+91%
53.4 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+38%
0.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
150 MB/s 159 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 40,581,446 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.22 % Hugely higher market share.
+1,000%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
32.2 % 37.7 % Better value.
+17%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 53 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$42 Much cheaper.
+72%
$150
Age
Newest
76 Months More recent.
+18%
93 Months
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 4TB
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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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