Average Bench: 89.5% (26th of 984)

Based on 17,611 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 10.4% 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 142MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 159MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB is 50.5%. 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 1.82MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,611 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 159 197
104 Write 153 192
53.6 Mixed 142 178
114% 151 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.47 4K Read 0.85 1.15
1.1 4K Write 1.82 2.27
0.15 4K Mixed 0.2 0.24
91.6% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: MX6O Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 203
Write 186
Mixed 162
138% 184 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.23
113% 1.19 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 194
Write 191
Mixed 170
139% 185 MB/s
4K Read 1.09
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.24
115% 1.22 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 179
Write 184
Mixed 167
133% 176 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.21
110% 1.17 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 185
Write 171
Mixed 165
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.17
81% 0.89 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OABS0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 159
Write 159
Mixed 156
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.17
80% 0.84 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 134
Write 138
Mixed 122
99% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.06
4K Write 0.68
4K Mixed 0.08
24% 0.27 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 135
Mixed 137
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.2
78% 0.86 MB/s
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Typical DT01ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 16,631 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,182

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

Terrible

11 days ago.

noisy and slow...


Terrible

4 months ago.

Drive failed after 4 months


Terrible

4 months ago.

very unstable, always form bad sectors


Very good

3 years ago.


Good

20 months ago.

Noisy but fast and cheap.


Good

2 years ago.

Good performer


Excellent

2 years ago.

quite, excellent seq. read/write speeds.


Terrible

18 months ago.

Failed in less than 6 months.


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