Real World Speed
Performance profile from 305,580 user samples
302,709 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 920GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 305GB free
Poor: 40% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 74th / 1015
2,871 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 5.5TB free
Worst Bench: 71% 4.5TB free
Poor: 71% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
81 % 97.4 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
148 MB/s 168 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+14%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
141 MB/s 202 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+43%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.68 MB/s 4.66 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+585%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.83 MB/s 3.16 MB/s Much faster random write.
+73%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
32.4 MB/s 103 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+218%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.56 MB/s 1.03 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+84%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
134 MB/s 169 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+26%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
189 MB/s 214 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+13%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
186 MB/s 246 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+32%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.92 MB/s 7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+661%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.2 MB/s 3.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+59%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
40.1 MB/s 126 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+214%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.7 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+57%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
186 MB/s 217 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+17%
Market Share
Based on 19,195,128 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.2 % Insanely higher market share.
+15,900%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
43.8 % +5% 41.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 68 % More popular.
+15%
Price
Price (score)
$37 Hugely cheaper.
+87%
$280
Age
Newest
79 Months 50 Months Much more recent.
+37%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 6TB
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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) August 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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  • 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.
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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
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