Real World Speed
Performance profile from 61,627 user samples
40,436 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 63% 1.5TB free
Poor: 63% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 984
21,191 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 702GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 931GB free
Poor: 75% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
91.2 % -3% 94.3 % +3%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
162 MB/s -6% 172 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
156 MB/s -1% 157 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.82 MB/s -1% 0.83 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.78 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+15%
1.55 MB/s -15%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
144 MB/s +4% 138 MB/s -4%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.2 MB/s -40% 0.28 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+40%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
198 MB/s 0% 198 MB/s 0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
189 MB/s +2% 186 MB/s -2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.14 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+9%
1.05 MB/s -9%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.24 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+24%
1.81 MB/s -24%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
177 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+6%
167 MB/s -6%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.24 MB/s -42% 0.34 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+42%
Market Share
Based on 5,798,287 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.25 % -65% 2.06 % Much higher market share.
+65%
Value
Value For Money
86 % Much better value.
+43%
60.1 % -43%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % -68% 96 % Much more popular.
+68%
Price
Price (score)
$61 -26% $45 Cheaper.
+26%
Age
Newest
57 Months -77% 13 Months Much more recent.
+77%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 1TB
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The 2TB Toshiba DT01ACA200 is a 3.5" desktop hard drive. This model sports a rotation speed of 7,200 RPM and is reasonably power efficient for a 2TB desktop drive consuming just 6.4 Watts when loaded and 5.2 Watts when idle. The DT01ACA200 has impressive performance with peak sequential read/write speeds of 193/182 MB/s and peak 4k read/write speeds of 1.16/2.28 MBps. These raw figures produce an effective speed of 141 MBps which ranks the 2TB DT01ACA200 amongst the top handful of 2TB hard drives. Not only is the 2TB DT01ACA200 a great performer but it is also priced aggressively and therefore represents superb value for money for a 2TB capacity drive. Comparing the 2TB and 3TB versions shows that performance is very similar but the 3TB offers 50% more capacity for just 25% more cash which makes the difference between good and great value for money. [Nov '14 HDrivePro]

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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST1000DM010) has an impressive performance profile. With Sequential read/writes averaging 173 and 159 MBps respectively, the Barracuda can make short work of even moderately large backups. The small file (4K) performance profile is less impressive but still adequate with average read/writes coming in at 0.87 and 1.53 MBps respectively. For use as OS drives, rotational disks are quickly loosing market share to SSDs which offer orders of magnitude faster 4k read/write speeds. On the other hand cheap TLC based SSDs often have slower sustained write speeds than their rotational counterparts. Reasonably good overall performance can be achieved by using a TLC SSD to host the OS and a larger rotational drive such as the Barracuda for backups and media files. Larger capacity variants of this drive offer both better performance and better value for money. [Feb '17 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 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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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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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
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  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
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Intel Core i7-7700K $299Nvidia GTX 1070 $386Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $508Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $126
Intel Core i5-7600K $230Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $158SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $920SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $67Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $180SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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