Average Bench: 79.2% (84th of 1010)

Based on 235,029 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 20.7% 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 144MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB is 68.6%. 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 32.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.65MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 235,029 samples)
Min Avg Max
36 Read 144 189
58.1 Write 138 187
20 Mixed 32.2 40.5
66.5 SusWrite 132 188
80.6% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.65 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.78 2.2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.55 0.7
122% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
831GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 129 164 165 167 170 MB/s
Read 180
Write 150
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 153
94% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
137% 1.17 MB/s
239GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 111 108 111 116 107 MB/s
Read 187
Write 183
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 109
93% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
152% 1.23 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 119 132 136 125 124 MB/s
Read 156
Write 150
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 127
84% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.1 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA7L0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 80 78 88 94 86 MB/s
Read 138
Write 146
Mixed 30
SusWrite 84.9
72% 99.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
215GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA800
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 83 84 99 96 94 MB/s
Read 86.2
Write 108
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 90
55% 76.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
118% 1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,196,231 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $55 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA100 1TB Builds (Compare 2,813 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $432

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Good

21 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

7 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


Very good

4 years ago.


Excellent

10 months ago.


Good

23 months ago.

Works fine for me


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