Real World Speed
Performance profile from 34,663 user samples
34,663 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 54% 2.5TB free
Poor: 54% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 56th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
84.8 % 90.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
151 MB/s 161 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+7%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
148 MB/s +0% 148 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.03 MB/s 1.28 MB/s Faster random read.
+24%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.02 MB/s 2.14 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+6%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
30.7 MB/s 81.6 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+166%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.6 MB/s 0.88 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+47%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
144 MB/s 154 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+7%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
192 MB/s 201 MB/s +5%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
190 MB/s +0% 190 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.2 MB/s 1.73 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+44%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.3 MB/s 2.54 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+11%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
49.5 MB/s 98.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+99%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.02 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+28%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
190 MB/s 197 MB/s +4%
Market Share
Based on 14,196,231 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 79 % More popular.
+27%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.42 % 2.86 % Hugely higher market share.
+580%
Price
Price (score)
$110 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
116 USD
Value
Value For Money
66.4 % +4% 63.9 %
Age
Newest
72 Months 49.6 Months Much more recent.
+45%
Capacity
Capacity
3TB   —
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The 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 is 3.5" desktop hard drive. Like its 2TB sibling, the DT01ACA300 sports a rotation speed of 7,200 RPM and has a relatively low peak/idle power draw of 6.4/5.2 Watts. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 197/183 MBps and peak 4k read/write speeds of 1.17/2.19 Mbps the 3TB DT01ACA300 achieves an effective speed of 143 MBps which places the DT01ACA300 amongst the top handful of 3TB drives. Pricing of the DT01ACA300 is also very aggressive which makes the DT01ACA300 a superb value proposition. Comparing the DT01ACA300 and Barracuda shows that the DT01ACA300 is marginally faster but also slightly more expensive. [Nov '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 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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