Real World Speed
Performance profile from 88,780 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
3,782 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% 5TB free
Worst Bench: 65% 2TB free
Poor: 65% Great: 121%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
84.8 % 93.7 % Faster effective speed.
+10%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
150 MB/s 155 MB/s +3%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
147 MB/s 199 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+35%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.03 MB/s 4.67 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+353%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.02 MB/s 3.21 MB/s Much faster random write.
+59%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
31.4 MB/s 103 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+228%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.6 MB/s 1.02 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+70%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
146 MB/s 170 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+16%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
191 MB/s 214 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+12%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
189 MB/s 247 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+31%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.2 MB/s 7.1 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+492%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.3 MB/s 3.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+52%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
52.2 MB/s 127 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+143%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+38%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
189 MB/s 216 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+14%
Market Share
Based on 39,698,448 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.26 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,500%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
64 % Much better value.
+64%
38.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 55 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$80 Much cheaper.
+72%
$289
Age
Newest
102 Months 73 Months More recent.
+28%
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 6TB
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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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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - 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.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
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Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-10700K $320Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $175
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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