Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,648,029 user samples
85,620 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 51% 483GB free
Poor: 51% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 49th / 1015
1,562,409 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 427GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
84.7 % 89.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
149 MB/s 158 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
148 MB/s Faster write speed.
+11%
133 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.03 MB/s Much faster random read.
+32%
0.78 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.02 MB/s Faster random write.
+25%
1.62 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
30.3 MB/s 77.5 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+156%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.59 MB/s 0.77 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+31%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
146 MB/s 153 MB/s +5%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
190 MB/s 201 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
190 MB/s +2% 186 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
47.9 MB/s 89.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+87%
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
189 MB/s 201 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 53,513,245 HDDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.27 % 4.79 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,674%
Value
Value For Money
63.7 % 72.8 % Better value.
+14%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 58 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
Price
Price (score)
$80 $24 Much cheaper.
+69%
Age
Newest
137 Months Slightly more recent.
+9%
151 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 2024 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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