Average Bench: 90.7% (22nd of 984)

Based on 36,738 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA DT01ACA200, TOSHIBA DT01ACA2, DT01ACA200

The 2TB Toshiba DT01ACA200 is a 3.5" desktop hard drive. This model sports a rotation speed of 7,200 RPM and is reasonably power efficient for a 2TB desktop drive consuming just 6.4 Watts when loaded and 5.2 Watts when idle. The DT01ACA200 has impressive performance with peak sequential read/write speeds of 193/182 MB/s and peak 4k read/write speeds of 1.16/2.28 MBps. These raw figures produce an effective speed of 141 MBps which ranks the 2TB DT01ACA200 amongst the top handful of 2TB hard drives. Not only is the 2TB DT01ACA200 a great performer but it is also priced aggressively and therefore represents superb value for money for a 2TB capacity drive. Comparing the 2TB and 3TB versions shows that performance is very similar but the 3TB offers 50% more capacity for just 25% more cash which makes the difference between good and great value for money. [Nov '14 HDrivePro]

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Excellent average bench

The Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB averaged just 9.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 143MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 162MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB is 48.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.77MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,738 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 Read 162 198
99.6 Write 155 190
59.8 Mixed 143 178
115% 153 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.35 4K Read 0.81 1.14
0.91 4K Write 1.77 2.27
0.12 4K Mixed 0.2 0.24
88.2% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 172
Write 176
Mixed 175
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.18
84% 0.91 MB/s
731GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 148
Write 136
Mixed 140
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.21
78% 0.79 MB/s
598GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 147
Mixed 130
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.14
4K Mixed 0.19
76% 0.71 MB/s
419GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 146
Write 131
Mixed 124
100% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.18
89% 0.9 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OAC70 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 105
Write 117
Mixed 126
88% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.13
64% 0.71 MB/s
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Typical DT01ACA200 2TB Builds (Compare 1,799 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 33%
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Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

System: Asus K30AD_M31AD_M51AD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $459

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

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So far, for a low cost HDD, it's more than I could expect.


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