Real World Speed
Performance profile from 89,144 user samples
89,144 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 644GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 355GB free (System drive)
Poor: 36% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 174th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
64.2 % 89.2 % Much faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
117 MB/s 159 MB/s Much faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
110 MB/s 146 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.89 MB/s 1.29 MB/s Much faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.24 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
2.12 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
76.8 MB/s 81.3 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.84 MB/s 0.88 MB/s +5%
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
106 MB/s 152 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
156 MB/s 201 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
144 MB/s 190 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.1 MB/s 1.73 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.9 MB/s Faster peak random write.
2.54 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
111 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
98.6 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s 1.02 MB/s +2%
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
147 MB/s 196 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 29,524,186 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 81.4 % Much more popular.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.4 % 2.84 % Hugely higher market share.
Price (score)
$52 Much cheaper.
87.1 USD
Value For Money
24.6 % 47.5 % Hugely better value.
80+ Months 68.6 Months More recent.
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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]


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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