Average Bench: 88.4% (33rd of 984)

Based on 13,881 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300, TOSHIBA DT01ACA3

The 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 is 3.5" desktop hard drive. Like its 2TB sibling, the DT01ACA300 sports a rotation speed of 7,200 RPM and has a relatively low peak/idle power draw of 6.4/5.2 Watts. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 197/183 MBps and peak 4k read/write speeds of 1.17/2.19 Mbps the 3TB DT01ACA300 achieves an effective speed of 143 MBps which places the DT01ACA300 amongst the top handful of 3TB drives. Pricing of the DT01ACA300 is also very aggressive which makes the DT01ACA300 a superb value proposition. Comparing the DT01ACA300 and Barracuda shows that the DT01ACA300 is marginally faster but also slightly more expensive. [Nov '14 HDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB averaged just 11.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 140MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 157MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB is 49.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.76MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,881 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 157 195
97.9 Write 151 191
67 Mixed 140 177
112% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.82 1.14
0.76 4K Write 1.76 2.26
0.14 4K Mixed 0.2 0.25
88.7% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 180
Write 169
Mixed 160
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 1.12
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.17
99% 1.03 MB/s
396GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 169
Write 152
Mixed 122
110% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.19
100% 1.05 MB/s
191GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 112
Write 110
Mixed 126
88% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.21
82% 0.86 MB/s
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Typical DT01ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 10,509 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,088

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

Terrible

2 months ago.

noisy and slow...


Terrible

2 months ago.

Drive failed after 4 months


Terrible

2 months ago.

very unstable, always form bad sectors


Very good

3 years ago.


Good

18 months ago.

Noisy but fast and cheap.


Good

2 years ago.

Good performer


Excellent

2 years ago.

quite, excellent seq. read/write speeds.


Terrible

16 months ago.

Failed in less than 6 months.


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