Time for some new drives. I work with digital video. The most meaningful spec apart from reliablility is max sustained transfer rate. Not at the beginning of the disk where it’s faster, but at the end of the disk where it’s slower. Thus, min max sustained trafer rate. Pointer much appreciated.
You can check this on the drive specifications sheet for the drives, this will show the max transfer rate for each drive. Here is a example for WD blue drives:
You will see a section called data transfer rate. Hope this helps.