Average Bench: 88.8% - 33rd / 979

Based on 6,328 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 11.1% 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 139MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 158MB/s
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Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB is 49.7%. 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 1.77MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,328 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 158 194
96.7 Write 152 189
35.1 Mixed 139 176
112% 150 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.83 1.16
0.85 4K Write 1.77 2.23
0.15 4K Mixed 0.2 0.25
89.9% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 186
Write 197
Mixed 184
142% 189 MB/s
4K Read 1.12
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.2
110% 1.18 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 194
Write 167
Mixed 155
129% 172 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.19
104% 1.09 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 159
Write 164
Mixed 13.9
81% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.17
83% 0.88 MB/s
958GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 139
Write 124
Mixed 141
102% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.22
88% 0.93 MB/s

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Typical DT01ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 8,110 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 72%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $137

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,023

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 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

Good

1 month ago.

really good disk


Good

3 months ago.

Cheap, fast, reliable


Very good

2 years ago.


Good

9 months ago.

Noisy but fast and cheap.


Good

2 years ago.

Good performer


Excellent

16 months ago.

quite, excellent seq. read/write speeds.


Terrible

7 months ago.

Failed in less than 6 months.


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