Real World Speed
Performance profile from 436,922 user samples
317,060 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 733GB free
Worst Bench: 38% 574GB free (System drive)
Poor: 38% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 77th / 1015
119,862 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 58% 179GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 36th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
80.2 % 89.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
146 MB/s 157 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
140 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+9%
129 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.67 MB/s 0.71 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+6%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.81 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+8%
1.68 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
32.5 MB/s 74 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+128%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.57 MB/s 0.75 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+32%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
133 MB/s 154 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+16%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
189 MB/s 203 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+7%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
183 MB/s +4% 176 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.89 MB/s 0.9 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.2 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+16%
1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
40 MB/s 86.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+117%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.7 MB/s 0.9 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+29%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
183 MB/s 202 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+10%
Market Share
Based on 19,941,551 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.2 % Hugely higher market share.
+286%
0.83 %
Value
Value For Money
50.1 % 78.7 % Much better value.
+57%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 68 % More popular.
+15%
Price
Price (score)
$32 Much cheaper.
+53%
$68
Age
Newest
80 Months More recent.
+17%
96 Months
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 3TB
ADVERTISEMENT

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]

MORE DETAILS

This drive can be used as a combined system and storage drive thanks to its fast 7200K rpm and enormous 3TB capacity. Recently prices for all large drives have been dropping and the 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 is currently a good choice in terms of both value for money and performance. Not only does the Barracuda have respectable sequential read/write speeds but it also goes head to head with the various green options, consuming a very reasonable 5.4W vs 5W (idle) on average for a "green" drive. That amounts to a tiny power consumption disadvantage and a lot more speed. Overall the Barracuda is priced aggressively and represents very good value for money. [Oct '12 HDrivePro]

MORE DETAILS

Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

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.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
Intel Core i5-9600K $225Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $275Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $90
Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super) $429Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $799SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback