Average Bench: 90% - 18th / 966

Based on 5,838 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 10.0% 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 Read Speed 160MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 136MB/s
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Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB is 47.5%. 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 1.78MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,838 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 160 195
101 Write 153 190
20.1 Mixed 136 176
113% 150 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.49 4K Read 0.87 1.15
0.75 4K Write 1.78 2.24
0.15 4K Mixed 0.2 0.24
92% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 183
Write 186
Mixed 175
136% 181 MB/s
4K Read 1.13
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.24
112% 1.13 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 166
Write 170
Mixed 156
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.21
84% 0.9 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 161
Write 160
Mixed 177
126% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.22
98% 1.02 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABS0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 160
Mixed 146
116% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.22
94% 0.9 MB/s
336GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 128
Write 111
Mixed 108
87% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.19
90% 0.96 MB/s

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Typical DT01ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 7,151 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,037

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 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

Good

21 days ago.

really good disk


Good

2 months ago.

Cheap, fast, reliable


Very good

2 years ago.


Good

7 months ago.

Noisy but fast and cheap.


Good

23 months ago.

Good performer


Excellent

15 months ago.

quite, excellent seq. read/write speeds.


Terrible

6 months ago.

Failed in less than 6 months.


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