Real World Speed
Performance profile from 23,662 user samples
307 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 130% 5.5TB free
Worst Bench: 90% 4TB free
Poor: 90% Great: 130%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 979
23,355 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 63% 80GB free
Poor: 63% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 26th / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
113 % Faster effective speed.
90.6 % -25%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
176 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
161 MB/s -9%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
218 MB/s Much faster write speed.
155 MB/s -41%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.36 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
0.82 MB/s -432%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.78 MB/s Much faster random write.
1.74 MB/s -60%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
169 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
143 MB/s -18%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
0.2 MB/s -50%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
216 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
195 MB/s -11%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
248 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
189 MB/s -31%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.48 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
1.15 MB/s -550%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.28 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
2.22 MB/s -48%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
212 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
178 MB/s -19%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.4 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
0.24 MB/s -67%
Market Share
Based on 3,768,567 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % -∞% 1.4 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
66.7 % -24% 82.7 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % Much more popular.
55 % -31%
Price (score)
$293 -79% $63 Much cheaper.
22 Months Much more recent.
51 Months -57%

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) 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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