Real World Speed
Performance profile from 41,697 user samples
41,697 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 39% 1TB free
Poor: 39% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 176th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
62.2 % 90.2 % Much faster effective speed.
+45%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
113 MB/s 160 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+42%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
105 MB/s 148 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+41%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.85 MB/s 1.28 MB/s Much faster random read.
+51%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.11 MB/s 2.15 MB/s +2%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
70.8 MB/s 81.2 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+15%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.85 MB/s 0.88 MB/s +4%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
104 MB/s 154 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+48%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
152 MB/s 201 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+32%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
143 MB/s 191 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+34%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1 MB/s 1.73 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+73%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
2.56 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
95.7 MB/s 97.9 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s 1.02 MB/s +2%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
145 MB/s 197 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+36%
Market Share
Based on 14,125,706 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 79 % Much more popular.
+44%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.29 % 2.83 % Hugely higher market share.
+876%
Price
Price (score)
$93 Cheaper.
+20%
112 USD
Value
Value For Money
57.6 % 66.9 % Better value.
+16%
Age
Newest
93 Months 49.6 Months Hugely more recent.
+88%
Capacity
Capacity
3TB   —
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 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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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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  • - 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.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - 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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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $366Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $159Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $209Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $85
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $800SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $132SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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