Real World Speed
Performance profile from 655,760 user samples
40,757 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 55% 692GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 1015
615,003 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 765GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 297GB free
Poor: 44% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
85.3 % 87.7 % +3%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
151 MB/s 158 MB/s +5%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
149 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+10%
135 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.04 MB/s Much faster random read.
+35%
0.77 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2 MB/s Faster random write.
+21%
1.65 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
29.5 MB/s 75.8 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+157%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.6 MB/s 0.79 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+32%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
146 MB/s 148 MB/s +1%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
192 MB/s 202 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+5%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
193 MB/s +1% 191 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
2.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+10%
2.1 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
49.5 MB/s 90 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+82%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+25%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
190 MB/s 199 MB/s +5%
Market Share
Based on 17,605,268 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.36 % 5.61 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,458%
Value
Value For Money
67.1 % Slightly better value.
+12%
59.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 77 % More popular.
+22%
Price
Price (score)
$109 $42 Much cheaper.
+62%
Age
Newest
77 Months More recent.
+15%
91 Months
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 1TB
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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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The 1TB Barracuda 7200.14 boasts impressive peak sequential read/write Lab speeds of 195/193 MB/s. These best case burst speeds indicate what the Barracuda is capable of under Lab perfect test conditions. Our real world benchmarks have been sourced from hundreds of users and give a better sense of how well this drive actually performs on a day to day basis. The 1TB 7200.14 has an average UBM sequential read/write speed of 147 MB/s, which is a superb result, especially for a budget drive. With 4K random read/write speeds of 0.77/1.53 MB/s small file performance is also respectable making the 1TB Barracuda a very good all round performer. In terms of value for money the relatively small 1TB drive is not as good value as its larger 3TB sibling but in the 1 TB category this is one of the best value for money drives available. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 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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