Hard Drive Benchmarks

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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.

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Last updated on the 23rd of October 2020

Benchmark Test Description

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 ]

Notes Related to the Graphs

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 ]

Current Top Ten List

#1 Samsung SSD 980 PRO 1TB
#2 Samsung SSD 980 PRO 500GB
#4 Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD ZP1000GM30002
#6 NVMe Force MP600
#7 Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 M.2 1TB
#8 Corsair Force MP600 1TB
#9 Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD ZP2000GM30002
#10 Viper M.2 VP4100

How to Add Your Own Hard Drive

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.