Real World Speed
Performance profile from 23,298 user samples
23,298 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 47% 10GB free (System drive)
Poor: 47% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 121st / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
73.5 % 90.1 % Faster effective speed.
+23%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
132 MB/s 161 MB/s Faster read speed.
+22%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
123 MB/s 147 MB/s Faster write speed.
+20%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.88 MB/s 1.29 MB/s Much faster random read.
+46%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.36 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+10%
2.15 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
80.1 MB/s 81.9 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.94 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+6%
0.89 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
123 MB/s 153 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+25%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
175 MB/s 202 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+15%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
161 MB/s 191 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+18%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.1 MB/s 1.71 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+56%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+14%
2.54 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
105 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
98.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+8%
1.02 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
169 MB/s 197 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+17%
Market Share
Based on 19,876,274 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 80.3 % Much more popular.
+39%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.23 % 2.77 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,104%
Price
Price (score)
$65 Much cheaper.
+37%
89.3 USD
Value
Value For Money
67.9 % Much better value.
+31%
51.7 %
Age
Newest
49 Months More recent.
+17%
57.6 Months
Capacity
Capacity
3TB   —
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]

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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 i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $60
Intel Core i5-9600K $225Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $278Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $195Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $207
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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