Real World Speed
Performance profile from 44,438 user samples
33,221 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 62% 2GB free
Poor: 62% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 984
11,217 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 81% 260GB free
Poor: 81% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
90.3 % -9% 98 % Slightly faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
161 MB/s -11% 179 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
154 MB/s -6% 163 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.81 MB/s Faster random read.
0.67 MB/s -21%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.74 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
1.53 MB/s -14%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
144 MB/s -7% 154 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.2 MB/s 0% 0.2 MB/s 0%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
196 MB/s -4% 204 MB/s +4%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
191 MB/s +2% 187 MB/s -2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.15 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
0.8 MB/s -44%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.21 MB/s Faster peak random write.
1.82 MB/s -21%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
179 MB/s -1% 181 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.24 MB/s -4% 0.25 MB/s +4%
Market Share
Based on 4,980,815 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.45 % Slightly higher market share.
1.32 % -10%
Value For Money
82.8 % -1% 84 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % -30% 73 % Much more popular.
Price (score)
$63 Slightly cheaper.
$67 -7%
55 Months -80% 11 Months Much more recent.

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]


Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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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