Real World Speed
Performance profile from 842,023 user samples
254,478 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 919GB free
Worst Bench: 27% 667GB free (System drive)
Poor: 27% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 92nd / 1015
587,545 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 36GB free (System drive)
Poor: 51% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
78 % 87.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
144 MB/s 157 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
136 MB/s +1% 135 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.65 MB/s 0.76 MB/s Faster random read.
+17%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.74 MB/s +5% 1.66 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
31.9 MB/s 74.8 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+134%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.55 MB/s 0.78 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+42%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
128 MB/s 149 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+16%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
189 MB/s 201 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
184 MB/s 186 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+25%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.2 MB/s +5% 2.1 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
39.8 MB/s 89.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+125%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.7 MB/s 1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+43%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
186 MB/s 200 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+8%
Market Share
Based on 16,456,101 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.11 % 5.66 % Hugely higher market share.
+82%
Value
Value For Money
56 % 59.9 % Slightly better value.
+7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 77 % More popular.
+26%
Price
Price (score)
$40 +5% $42
Age
Newest
75 Months More recent.
+16%
89 Months
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 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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The 1TB Barracuda 7200.14 boasts impressive peak sequential read/write Lab speeds of 195/193 MB/s. These best case burst speeds indicate what the Barracuda is capable of under Lab perfect test conditions. Our real world benchmarks have been sourced from hundreds of users and give a better sense of how well this drive actually performs on a day to day basis. The 1TB 7200.14 has an average UBM sequential read/write speed of 147 MB/s, which is a superb result, especially for a budget drive. With 4K random read/write speeds of 0.77/1.53 MB/s small file performance is also respectable making the 1TB Barracuda a very good all round performer. In terms of value for money the relatively small 1TB drive is not as good value as its larger 3TB sibling but in the 1 TB category this is one of the best value for money drives available. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2019 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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