Average Bench: 89.9% (31st of 983)

Based on 11,457 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 10.1% 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 Read Speed 160MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 137MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB is 45.9%. 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 1.79MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,457 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 Read 160 195
103 Write 153 190
20.5 Mixed 137 176
113% 150 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.85 1.14
1.03 4K Write 1.79 2.24
0.15 4K Mixed 0.2 0.24
91.1% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 184
Write 181
Mixed 162
132% 175 MB/s
4K Read 1.14
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.24
114% 1.18 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 173
Write 151
Mixed 155
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.24
104% 1.03 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 154
Write 168
Mixed 157
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.16
87% 0.93 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 168
Write 152
Mixed 159
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.2
87% 0.94 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 149
Write 146
Mixed 156
114% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.12
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.23
104% 1.03 MB/s
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,044

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

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Good

1 month ago.

Cheap, fast, reliable


Good

1 month ago.

really good disk


Very good

2 years ago.


Good

14 months ago.

Noisy but fast and cheap.


Good

2 years ago.

Good performer


Excellent

21 months ago.

quite, excellent seq. read/write speeds.


Terrible

12 months ago.

Failed in less than 6 months.


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