Release date ≈ Q4 2020.

Release date: Q2 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 49,577 user samples
195 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 140% 7.5TB free
Worst Bench: 73% 7.5TB free
Poor: 73% Great: 140%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1015
49,382 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 41% 93GB free
Poor: 41% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 142nd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
115 % Much faster effective speed.
67.6 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
198 MB/s Much faster read speed.
124 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
202 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
112 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.56 MB/s Much faster random read.
0.95 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
5.94 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
2.36 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
94.7 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
79.1 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.64 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
0.93 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
201 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
111 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
243 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
160 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
245 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
147 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
2.44 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
1.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
7.82 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
2.8 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
114 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
102 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.9 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
1.1 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
246 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
150 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 40,686,258 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.22 % Insanely higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 51 % +2%
11+ Months Hugely more recent.
76 Months
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 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.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.

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