Average Bench: 80.8% (75th of 1015)

Based on 362,721 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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Very good average bench

The Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB averaged just 19.2% 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 0.57MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 147MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB is 62%. 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 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 362,721 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.3 Read 147 189
80 Write 139 185
20.9 Mixed 32.5 40
73.7 SusWrite 135 186
81.9% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.69 1
1 4K Write 1.82 2.2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.57 0.7
125% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 190 192 196 196 190 MB/s
Read 193
Write 165
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 193
106% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
139% 1.17 MB/s
816GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8K0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 182 183 185 185 185 MB/s
Read 185
Write 173
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 184
101% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
151% 1.27 MB/s
852GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 184 184 186 188 183 MB/s
Read 171
Write 168
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 185
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
131% 1.07 MB/s
538GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 177 184 184 189 187 MB/s
Read 159
Write 166
Mixed 32
SusWrite 177
96% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
137% 1.17 MB/s
315GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 95 83 100 94 98 MB/s
Read 146
Write 161
Mixed 39
SusWrite 90.8
79% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.4
114% 1.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,346,176 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $55 @ launch in Jan '13
EbayUS $401 hr
AmazonUS $4215 mins
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Typical DT01ACA100 1TB Builds (Compare 4,332 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $406

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 Comments

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

Added 5 years ago.

Good

2 years 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

17 months ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

I try to play games on it and what it causes is not even reaching loading textures, i have 16 ram - 1060 6gb - fx 6300 Deus ex Mankind Divided didn't load lots of things too and i'm pretty sure that's because of this


Terrible

1 month ago.

I could re-type the files faster than this drive's transfer speed


Very good

5 years ago.


Excellent

20 months ago.


Good

2 years ago.

Works fine for me


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