Average Bench: 84.8% (59th of 995)

Based on 119,845 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]


Very good average bench

The Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB averaged just 15.1% 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.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 133MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 149MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB is 43.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.17MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.52MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 119,845 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 149 181
101 Write 147 185
35.1 Mixed 133 179
107% 143 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.13 4K Read 0.52 0.76
0.67 4K Write 1.58 2.02
0.1 4K Mixed 0.17 0.22
70.2% 0.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
823GB free
Firmware: MS2OA810 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 178
Write 157
Mixed 164
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.19
83% 0.9 MB/s
693GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 154
Write 150
Mixed 151
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.25
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.18
61% 0.69 MB/s
311GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 139
Write 138
Mixed 118
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.17
70% 0.75 MB/s
144GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 107
Write 138
Mixed 96.7
85% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.23
4K Write 1.05
4K Mixed 0.13
43% 0.47 MB/s
473GB free
Firmware: MS2OA800 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 112
Write 120
Mixed 110
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.25
4K Write 0.83
4K Mixed 0.11
38% 0.4 MB/s
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Typical DT01ACA100 1TB Builds (Compare 1,723 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 64%
Desktop 57%
Workstation 36%
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System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $512

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

Added 3 years ago.


11 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!


14 months ago.

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

Very good

3 years ago.


17 days ago.


13 months ago.

Works fine for me

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