Real World Speed
Performance profile from 131,949 user samples
834 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 129% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 85% 197GB free
Poor: 85% Great: 129%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1002
131,115 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 929GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 93GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 68th / 1002
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
108 % Much faster effective speed.
+30%
83.1 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
168 MB/s Faster read speed.
+15%
146 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
208 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+44%
144 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
3.68 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+622%
0.51 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.49 MB/s Much faster random write.
+57%
1.59 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
159 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+21%
131 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+76%
0.17 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
214 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+20%
179 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
248 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+35%
184 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.24 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+865%
0.75 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.27 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+61%
2.03 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
203 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+16%
175 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+82%
0.22 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 9,282,380 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 3.3 % Insanely higher market share.
+16,400%
Value
Value For Money
42 % 60.5 % Much better value.
+44%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
61 %
Price
Price (score)
$443 $39 Hugely cheaper.
+91%
Age
Newest
35 Months Much more recent.
+45%
64 Months
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 1TB
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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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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2018 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Fastest effective speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance, price and capacity.
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