Average Bench: 77.9% (94th of 1010)

Based on 194,844 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA DT01ACA100, TOSHIBA DT01ACA1

The 1TB Toshiba DT01ACA100 is a 3.5" desktop hard drive. With a rotation speed of 7,200 RPM and peak/idle power consumption of 6.4/3.7 Watts the DT01ACA100 is a reasonably power efficient desktop drive. The DT01ACA100 has peak sequential read/write speeds of 175 MBps and peak 4k read/write speeds of 0.76/2.06 MBps. These figures produce an overall effective speed of 132 MBps which places it around the middle of the 1TB pack in terms of typical consumer performance. The larger capacity variants of this drive are both faster and offer better value for money[Nov '14 HDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB averaged 22.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.55MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 143MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB is 73.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 32.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.65MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 194,844 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.4 Read 143 189
58 Write 139 187
20.7 Mixed 32.5 40.7
59.5 SusWrite 129 188
80.2% 111 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.65 0.8
0.9 4K Write 1.79 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.55 0.7
121% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
811GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 138 120 168 167 170 MB/s
Read 182
Write 153
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 143
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
122% 1.07 MB/s
603GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 121 158 170 180 177 MB/s
Read 113
Write 131
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 161
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
118% 1.03 MB/s
437GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 134 142 144 144 144 MB/s
Read 133
Write 131
Mixed 31
SusWrite 141
79% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.03 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 84 90 90 91 94 MB/s
Read 80
Write 68.5
Mixed 20
SusWrite 90.3
47% 64.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.97 MB/s
259GB free
Firmware: MS2O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 149 149 149 154 151 MB/s
Read 17.5
Write 142
Mixed 20
SusWrite 147
59% 81.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.1
56% 0.8 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $55 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA100 1TB Builds (Compare 2,348 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $425

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

So this piece of hardware somehow lasted over 4 years of pretty intense use. AKA gaming with max setting on games such as CSGO, Gary's Mod (with 80 GB of addons), but the most ironic thing of them all is that minecraft modded was the slowest loading thing. and also similar to TUR-User level 2,492's case, the strange clicking noise started, but somehow it took mine 3 and a half years of extreme use to push it over the edge (may of had something to with using a very strong compressed air gun to clean it)


Good

19 months ago.

After 1 month of use this hdd start making a clicking noise (especially on heavy load) and some weird parking sounds (After this parking sound hdd will not responding for a couple of second it needs to spin up a little bit 3 or 5 second for return to normal state, which is not good, so fixing this issue I changed windows power setting never let the hdd to park itself *sigh). It's not very reliable product. This sounds it's not effecting the performance but it's makes me worry. I'll never going to buy any toshiba products again!


Poor

5 months ago.

the HD is dying after 1 year and 7 months, with click noise and getting slow sometimes


Poor

22 months ago.

hdd died after 1 year, getting real low reading and writing speeds


Very good

4 years ago.


Excellent

8 months ago.


Good

21 months ago.

Works fine for me


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