Real World Speed
Performance profile from 16,050 user samples
16,050 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 57% 1TB free
Worst Bench: 24% 814GB free
Poor: 24% Great: 57%
SPEED RANK: 444th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
43.1 % 88.1 % Hugely faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
76.5 MB/s 156 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
73.1 MB/s 144 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.55 MB/s 1.28 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.6 MB/s 2.14 MB/s Much faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
49.4 MB/s 81.9 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.6 MB/s 0.87 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
73.4 MB/s 151 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
102 MB/s 200 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
98.7 MB/s 188 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 1.71 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
2.5 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
70.2 MB/s 98.1 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.01 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
100 MB/s 196 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 40,659,572 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 59.3 % More popular.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 2.88 % Insanely higher market share.
Price (score)
$170 88.8 USD Hugely cheaper.
Value For Money
7.6 % 49.8 % Hugely better value.
93+ Months 81.6 Months More recent.
1.5TB   —
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]


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.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on
  • - 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.
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