Over 1,000,000 Hard Drives Benchmarked
PassMark Software has delved into the thousands of benchmark results that PerformanceTest users have posted to its web site and produced four charts to help compare the relative performance of different hard drive models with storage capacities from gigabyte to terabytes.
Our charts include results from many major hard drive manufacturers, including but (not limited to) Seagate, Western Digital (WDC), Hitachi, Maxtor and Samsung. Our data can help you assess the performance of your hard disk drive (HDD) in comparison to similar models, or help you decide whether newer hard drive technologies (such as solid state hard drives) represent good value for your purchasing dollar when it comes to high performing data storage and retrieval.
Last updated on the 11th of April 2021
Hard Drive Benchmark results (“Baselines”) were gathered from users’ submissions to the PassMark web site as well as from internal testing. PerformanceTest conducts three different tests and then averages the results together to determine the PassMark Disk Mark rating for a system... [ Read the entire article ]
Rarely is a graph completely accurate in what it is representing. There are many factors that can skew the results and make a graph misleading. As such it is necessary to have some background understanding of the data being presented.
In the case of these Hard Drive Benchmarks there are several factors to consider, such as different system setups the Hard Drives are running under and how fragmented the drives file system is.... [ Learn more about the graphs ]
#1 WD BLACK SN850 1TB
#3 WD BLACK SN850 500GB
#5 WD BLACK SN850 2TB
#6 PNY CS3040 1TB SSD
#7 NVMe Force MP600
#8 Samsung SSD 980
#10 Samsung SSD 980 PRO 2TB
Download and install PerformanceTest.
Start PerformanceTest then from the menu bar select "Tests->Run All Tests".
Once the tests have run select "Baseline->Upload Baseline to Web".
Your results will not appear in the graphs immediately as the graphs are only updated once per day. Additionally, only Hard Drives of which there are at least three samples are included in the graphs.