Real World Speed
Performance profile from 41,373 user samples
39,772 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 59% 877GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 57th / 979
1,601 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 81% 2.5TB free
Poor: 81% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
82.6 % -19% 98.6 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
145 MB/s -24% 180 MB/s Faster read speed.
+24%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
143 MB/s -15% 164 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+15%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.52 MB/s -35% 0.7 MB/s Much faster random read.
+35%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.55 MB/s -3% 1.59 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
130 MB/s -22% 158 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+22%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.17 MB/s -24% 0.21 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+24%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
179 MB/s -13% 202 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+13%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
184 MB/s -2% 188 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.76 MB/s -7% 0.81 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+7%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+8%
1.85 MB/s -8%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
177 MB/s -2% 181 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.22 MB/s -14% 0.25 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+14%
Market Share
Based on 3,727,323 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.6 % Hugely higher market share.
+550%
0.4 % -550%
Value
Value For Money
56.4 % -67% 94.3 % Much better value.
+67%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % -41% 83 % Much more popular.
+41%
Price
Price (score)
$42 Much cheaper.
+53%
$90 -53%
Age
Newest
51 Months -86% 7 Months Hugely more recent.
+86%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 3TB
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The 1TB Toshiba DT01ACA100 is a 3.5" desktop hard drive. With a rotation speed of 7,200 RPM and peak/idle power consumption of 6.4/3.7 Watts the DT01ACA100 is a reasonably power efficient desktop drive. The DT01ACA100 has peak sequential read/write speeds of 175 MBps and peak 4k read/write speeds of 0.76/2.06 MBps. These figures produce an overall effective speed of 132 MBps which places it around the middle of the 1TB pack in terms of typical consumer performance. The larger capacity variants of this drive are both faster and offer better value for money[Nov '14 HDrivePro]

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The new 3TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST3000DM008) replaces its hugely successful predecessor, the 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 2011 (ST3000DM001). Comparing performance between the two models shows that the newer drive has 12% faster sequential speeds, comparable 4K speeds, improved mixed sequential speed and reduced mixed 4K speed. Overall, the effective speed is 12% faster on the 2016 model. Since there is normally little price difference between the two models the 2016 version is the clear winner especially for use as a backup drive with its impressive sequential read and write speeds of nearly 200 MBps. See the current value leaders here[Feb '17 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2017 HDD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer Hard Drive comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by cost per GB to yield value for money. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. Share your opinion by voting. [HDrivePro]

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Intel Core i7-7700K $339Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $106
Intel Core i5-7600K $229AMD RX 480 $210Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $140
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $320Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $215Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $175
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $35
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $137SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $9
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