Average Bench: 85.7% (54th of 1010)

Based on 24,406 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 14.3% 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. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.03MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB is 52.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 30MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 148MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,406 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.8 Read 151 192
96.5 Write 150 192
16 Mixed 30 50.2
92.7 SusWrite 148 190
86.4% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.03 1.2
1.3 4K Write 2.04 2.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.61 0.8
148% 1.23 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 174 168 166 163 177 MB/s
Read 179
Write 170
Mixed 31
SusWrite 170
99% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
153% 1.3 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 163 171 173 172 170 MB/s
Read 176
Write 186
Mixed 16
SusWrite 169
98% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.4
135% 1.27 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 146 146 146 142 149 MB/s
Read 164
Write 173
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 146
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
166% 1.23 MB/s
725GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 167 167 167 168 167 MB/s
Read 124
Write 135
Mixed 15.3
SusWrite 167
79% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
161% 1.27 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX6O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 140 135 139 140 140 MB/s
Read 140
Write 144
Mixed 15.2
SusWrite 139
79% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
146% 1.17 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $108 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 7,591 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $105

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,013

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

Terrible

12 months ago.

very unstable, always form bad sectors


Very good

3 years ago.


Good

2 years ago.

Noisy but fast and cheap.


Good

3 years ago.

Good performer


Excellent

2 years ago.

quite, excellent seq. read/write speeds.


Terrible

2 years ago.

Failed in less than 6 months.


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