Average Bench: 85% (59th of 1002)

Based on 126,285 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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Very good average bench

The Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB averaged just 15.0% 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. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 136MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 150MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB is 42.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.18MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.53MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 126,285 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 Read 150 181
101 Write 147 185
51 Mixed 136 178
108% 144 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.16 4K Read 0.53 0.76
0.51 4K Write 1.57 2.02
0.11 4K Mixed 0.18 0.22
70.4% 0.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
729GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 159
Write 165
Mixed 160
122% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.19
82% 0.86 MB/s
891GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 153
Write 149
Mixed 146
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.22
89% 0.93 MB/s
266GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 147
Write 130
Mixed 127
101% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.17
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.13
52% 0.64 MB/s
265GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 125
Write 118
Mixed 107
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.16
62% 0.7 MB/s
446GB free
Firmware: MS2OA7L0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 102
Write 91.3
Mixed 96.2
73% 96.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.11
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.07
39% 0.54 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $55 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA100 1TB Builds (Compare 1,973 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $454

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

Good

13 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

16 months ago.

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


Very good

3 years ago.


Excellent

2 months ago.


Good

15 months ago.

Works fine for me


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