Real World Speed
Performance profile from 115,989 user samples
84,998 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 56% 2.5TB free (System drive)
Poor: 56% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 1015
30,991 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 4TB free
Worst Bench: 53% 564GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
84.8 % +1% 83.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
150 MB/s +2% 147 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
147 MB/s Faster write speed.
+16%
127 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.03 MB/s Much faster random read.
+56%
0.66 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.02 MB/s Faster random write.
+10%
1.83 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
31.4 MB/s 64.7 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+106%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.6 MB/s 0.73 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+22%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
146 MB/s +1% 144 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
191 MB/s +2% 188 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
189 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+12%
168 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.2 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+71%
0.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.3 MB/s 2.3 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
52.2 MB/s 78.7 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+51%
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
189 MB/s +2% 185 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 39,702,906 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.26 % Hugely higher market share.
+136%
0.11 %
Value
Value For Money
64 % Slightly better value.
+9%
58.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 57 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
Price
Price (score)
$80 Much cheaper.
+30%
$114
Age
Newest
102 Months 58 Months Much more recent.
+43%
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 4TB
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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) July 2021 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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  • - 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.
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  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
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Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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