Toshiba
SeagateST1000DM010

Release date: Q1 2013.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,464,960 user samples
344,862 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 49% 1TB free (System drive)
Poor: 49% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 1015
1,120,098 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 914GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 513GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
85.7 % 92.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
150 MB/s 164 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
151 MB/s +5% 144 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.02 MB/s Faster random read.
+24%
0.82 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.04 MB/s Much faster random write.
+35%
1.51 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
30.5 MB/s 77.2 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+153%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.58 MB/s 0.71 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+22%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
148 MB/s 158 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+7%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
188 MB/s 199 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
190 MB/s +1% 189 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.2 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+20%
1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.4 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+41%
1.7 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
49.3 MB/s 85.9 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+74%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 0.9 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+12%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
191 MB/s 199 MB/s +4%
Market Share
Based on 53,513,245 HDDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.38 % 7.81 % Hugely higher market share.
+466%
Value
Value For Money
57.1 % 66.3 % Better value.
+16%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 68 % More popular.
+28%
Price
Price (score)
$60 $28 Much cheaper.
+54%
Age
Newest
137 Months 93 Months Much more recent.
+32%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 1TB
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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]

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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST1000DM010) has an impressive performance profile. With Sequential read/writes averaging 173 and 159 MBps respectively, the Barracuda can make short work of even moderately large backups. The small file (4K) performance profile is less impressive but still adequate with average read/writes coming in at 0.87 and 1.53 MBps respectively. For use as OS drives, rotational disks are quickly loosing market share to SSDs which offer orders of magnitude faster 4k read/write speeds. On the other hand cheap TLC based SSDs often have slower sustained write speeds than their rotational counterparts. Reasonably good overall performance can be achieved by using a TLC SSD to host the OS and a larger rotational drive such as the Barracuda for backups and media files. Larger capacity variants of this drive offer both better performance and better value for money. [Feb '17 HDrivePro]

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