Real World Speed
Performance profile from 140,669 user samples
137,082 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% 82GB free
Worst Bench: 26% 215GB free (System drive)
Poor: 26% Great: 69%
SPEED RANK: 339th / 1015
3,587 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% 5.5TB free
Worst Bench: 63% 616GB free
Poor: 63% Great: 121%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
48.1 % 94.5 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+97%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
87.8 MB/s 163 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+86%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
84.2 MB/s 198 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+135%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.66 MB/s 4.58 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+594%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.73 MB/s 3.09 MB/s Much faster random write.
+79%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
56.4 MB/s 99.8 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+77%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.02 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+27%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
79.6 MB/s 165 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+107%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
126 MB/s 212 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+68%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
122 MB/s 244 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+100%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 7.1 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+787%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.5 MB/s 3.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+40%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
74.6 MB/s 125 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+68%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+10%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
122 MB/s 214 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+75%
Market Share
Based on 28,585,944 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.44 % Insanely higher market share.
+4,300%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
15.3 % 50.4 % Hugely better value.
+230%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
49 % 69 % Much more popular.
+41%
Price
Price (score)
$32 Hugely cheaper.
+86%
$225
Age
Newest
79+ Months 61 Months More recent.
+23%
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 6TB
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It´s pretty bad at this point in time. Not only is it extremely slow, but also does it produce a ton of noise. The only reason I still use it probably is, that Dirt 2.0 didn´t fit on one of my three SSDs. This HDD was terrible ten years ago and it still is. Get an SSD instead. Like the 970 Evo Plus. [May '20 Marcusblo]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2020 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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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
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  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
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  • - See speed test results from other users.
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