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Toshiba

Release date: Q2 2015.

Release date: Q1 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 44,681 user samples
3,516 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 60% 4TB free
Poor: 60% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 1015
41,165 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 56% 791GB free
Poor: 56% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 55th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
89.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
85 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
154 MB/s +2% 151 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
191 MB/s Faster write speed.
+30%
147 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.23 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+307%
1.04 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.11 MB/s Much faster random write.
+52%
2.05 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
97.6 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+216%
30.9 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.02 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+70%
0.6 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
156 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+7%
146 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
198 MB/s +3% 192 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
237 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+25%
190 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
6.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+433%
1.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+47%
2.38 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
122 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+146%
49.5 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+38%
0.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
201 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
189 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 18,474,497 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.41 % Hugely higher market share.
+583%
Value
Value For Money
43.7 % 71.7 % Much better value.
+64%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 63 % More popular.
+21%
Price
Price (score)
$294 $102 Much cheaper.
+65%
Age
Newest
49 Months Much more recent.
+37%
78 Months
Capacity
Capacity
5TB 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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