Average Bench: 79.8% (89th of 1010)

Based on 170,141 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA DT01ACA100, TOSHIBA DT01ACA1

The 1TB Toshiba DT01ACA100 is a 3.5" desktop hard drive. With a rotation speed of 7,200 RPM and peak/idle power consumption of 6.4/3.7 Watts the DT01ACA100 is a reasonably power efficient desktop drive. The DT01ACA100 has peak sequential read/write speeds of 175 MBps and peak 4k read/write speeds of 0.76/2.06 MBps. These figures produce an overall effective speed of 132 MBps which places it around the middle of the 1TB pack in terms of typical consumer performance. The larger capacity variants of this drive are both faster and offer better value for money[Nov '14 HDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB averaged 20.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.56MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 146MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB is 67.7%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 32.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 170,141 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.8 Read 146 188
67.9 Write 141 186
20.8 Mixed 32.8 40.2
62.5 SusWrite 132 184
81.8% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.66 0.8
0.8 4K Write 1.8 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.56 0.7
122% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 188 190 191 193 191 MB/s
Read 188
Write 190
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 190
109% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
135% 1.13 MB/s
801GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 157 172 172 173 175 MB/s
Read 177
Write 168
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 170
100% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
131% 1.07 MB/s
894GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 149 161 180 179 176 MB/s
Read 167
Write 144
Mixed 34.1
SusWrite 169
93% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.1 MB/s
451GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 141 127 141 151 162 MB/s
Read 161
Write 144
Mixed 32
SusWrite 145
87% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.07 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 97 107 92 87 119 MB/s
Read 122
Write 98.8
Mixed 30
SusWrite 96.3
63% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
106% 0.83 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $55 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA100 1TB Builds (Compare 2,490 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 35%
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System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $442

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

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11 days ago.

So this piece of hardware somehow lasted over 4 years of pretty intense use. AKA gaming with max setting on games such as CSGO, Gary's Mod (with 80 GB of addons), but the most ironic thing of them all is that minecraft modded was the slowest loading thing. and also similar to TUR-User level 2,492's case, the strange clicking noise started, but somehow it took mine 3 and a half years of extreme use to push it over the edge (may of had something to with using a very strong compressed air gun to clean it)


Good

17 months ago.

After 1 month of use this hdd start making a clicking noise (especially on heavy load) and some weird parking sounds (After this parking sound hdd will not responding for a couple of second it needs to spin up a little bit 3 or 5 second for return to normal state, which is not good, so fixing this issue I changed windows power setting never let the hdd to park itself *sigh). It's not very reliable product. This sounds it's not effecting the performance but it's makes me worry. I'll never going to buy any toshiba products again!


Poor

3 months ago.

the HD is dying after 1 year and 7 months, with click noise and getting slow sometimes


Poor

20 months ago.

hdd died after 1 year, getting real low reading and writing speeds


Very good

3 years ago.


Excellent

6 months ago.


Good

19 months ago.

Works fine for me


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