Real World Speed
Performance profile from 49,352 user samples
2,775 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% 5TB free
Worst Bench: 67% 2.5TB free
Poor: 67% Great: 121%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1015
46,577 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 53% 2TB free
Poor: 53% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
94.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
84.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
165 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+10%
150 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
200 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+35%
148 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.55 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+342%
1.03 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.13 MB/s Much faster random write.
+58%
1.98 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
102 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+243%
29.7 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
165 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+14%
145 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
213 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+12%
190 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
246 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+29%
190 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
6.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+458%
1.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+52%
2.3 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
126 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+150%
50.3 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
215 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+14%
188 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 20,475,455 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.38 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,800%
Value
Value For Money
38 % 53.5 % Much better value.
+41%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
63 %
Price
Price (score)
$300 $95 Much cheaper.
+68%
Age
Newest
52 Months Much more recent.
+36%
81 Months
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 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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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 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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