Average Bench: 92.6% (20th of 1002)

Based on 69,220 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 7.4% 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 148MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 164MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB is 47.5%. 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 1.79MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 69,220 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 Read 164 200
106 Write 159 194
81.8 Mixed 148 181
118% 157 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.41 4K Read 0.85 1.14
0.97 4K Write 1.79 2.27
0.14 4K Mixed 0.2 0.24
90.4% 0.94 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
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 192
Write 165
Mixed 168
132% 175 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.2
90% 0.97 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OAC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 176
Write 169
Mixed 133
119% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.21
95% 0.99 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,708,546 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA200 2TB Builds (Compare 2,684 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

System: Asus K30AD_M31AD_M51AD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $270

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

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Excellent

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


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