Average Bench: 78.4% (88th of 1015)

Based on 443,434 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 21.6% 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 144MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB is 73.5%. 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 31.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 443,434 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.1 Read 144 190
65.7 Write 139 186
19.7 Mixed 31.7 39.5
62.1 SusWrite 129 188
80.2% 111 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.66 1
0.8 4K Write 1.8 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.57 0.7
124% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
744GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 177 169 174 184 183 MB/s
Read 168
Write 176
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 174
100% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.03 MB/s
415GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 127 132 127 134 133 MB/s
Read 188
Write 194
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 130
99% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.1 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 101 96 101 124 79 MB/s
Read 156
Write 142
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 101
78% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
325GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 108 119 121 121 120 MB/s
Read 107
Write 134
Mixed 30
SusWrite 117
70% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,245,975 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $55 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA100 1TB Builds (Compare 5,672 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $431

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 Comments

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

Added 5 years ago.

Good

3 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

24 months ago.

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


Poor

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

11 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


Excellent

26 days ago.

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


Very good

5 years ago.


Excellent

3 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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