Average Bench: 82% (72nd of 1015)

Based on 560,106 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]

Very good average bench

The Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB averaged just 18.0% 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 0.58MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 149MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB is 66.5%. 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 32.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.71MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 560,106 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.3 Read 149 193
74.5 Write 141 186
20.7 Mixed 32.3 39.5
72.7 SusWrite 137 188
83% 115 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.71 1
1.2 4K Write 1.84 2.2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.58 0.7
128% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
615GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 170 166 172 172 172 MB/s
Read 180
Write 153
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 169
97% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
135% 1.13 MB/s
327GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 148 149 166 180 180 MB/s
Read 150
Write 154
Mixed 32.6
SusWrite 165
90% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
135% 1.1 MB/s
920GB free
Firmware: MS2OA810
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 151 163 165 166 143 MB/s
Read 157
Write 127
Mixed 30.9
SusWrite 157
85% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 100 102 102 103 106 MB/s
Read 132
Write 104
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 102
66% 91.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
327GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA810
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 78 74 94 94 71 MB/s
Read 84.2
Write 99.3
Mixed 24.6
SusWrite 82.5
53% 72.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,341,376 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $55 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA100 1TB Builds (Compare 2,128 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $519

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 Comments

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

Added 6 years ago.

Terrible

6 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

17 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


Poor

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Very good

6 years ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Ive been using this for 6 years with gtx 1070 and 16gb ram....its working excellent for me..... 3


Good

22 days ago.

It's an ok HDD with good read and write speeds. At the same price you can find a Seagate Barracuda 1TB that delivers around 15% more performance.


Poor

4 months ago.

It's a HDD, and a cheap one at that. Many people have complained about this drive. I've never had any issues personally, but be warned.


Excellent

9 months ago.

Even after 5 years, it works like a charm.


Excellent

2 years ago.


Good

3 years ago.

Works fine for me


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