Average Bench: 88.5% (36th of 1002)

Based on 21,143 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300, TOSHIBA DT01ACA3

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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Very good average bench

The Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB averaged just 11.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 143MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 158MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB is 51.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.77MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,143 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 158 198
93.6 Write 150 190
77.3 Mixed 143 177
113% 150 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.82 1.14
0.69 4K Write 1.77 2.25
0.15 4K Mixed 0.2 0.24
88.9% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 201
Write 198
Mixed 169
142% 189 MB/s
4K Read 1.13
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.19
107% 1.14 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 197
Write 195
Mixed 178
143% 190 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.22
115% 1.24 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 199
Write 189
Mixed 176
141% 188 MB/s
4K Read 1.08
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.18
100% 1.05 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 184
Write 187
Mixed 169
136% 180 MB/s
4K Read 1.18
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.24
116% 1.19 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 148
Write 142
Mixed 145
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.19
77% 0.86 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 115
Write 126
Mixed 156
101% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.17
98% 1.06 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 107
Write 101
Mixed 96.2
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.19
78% 0.82 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $108 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 5,692 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,114

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 Comments

Toshiba’s 7200 RPM 3.5-inch (8.9cm) HDD series...

Added 3 years ago.

Terrible

7 months ago.

very unstable, always form bad sectors


Very good

3 years ago.


Good

23 months ago.

Noisy but fast and cheap.


Good

3 years ago.

Good performer


Excellent

2 years ago.

quite, excellent seq. read/write speeds.


Terrible

21 months ago.

Failed in less than 6 months.


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