Average Bench: 81.9% (70th of 1015)

Based on 708,267 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 0.57MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 148MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB is 62.2%. 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 0.72MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 708,267 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.4 Read 148 189
78.5 Write 140 186
20 Mixed 31.7 39.3
72.5 SusWrite 138 188
82.6% 114 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.72 1.1
0.8 4K Write 1.82 2.2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.57 0.7
127% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
903GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 189 193 193 193 193 MB/s
Read 188
Write 177
Mixed 38.9
SusWrite 189
107% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
131% 1.07 MB/s
794GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8S0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 180 173 177 173 184 MB/s
Read 177
Write 171
Mixed 25.9
SusWrite 176
99% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
156% 1.27 MB/s
535GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 130 126 133 135 133 MB/s
Read 109
Write 106
Mixed 22.1
SusWrite 131
66% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
280GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 89 75 95 90 99 MB/s
Read 94.4
Write 97.5
Mixed 21.6
SusWrite 90.8
55% 76.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,751,073 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $55 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA100 1TB Builds (Compare 3,480 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $520

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 Comments

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

Added 6 years ago.

Excellent

2 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

3 years ago.

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


Poor

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years 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

4 months ago.

Been Using It For Six Years Under Heavy Load. Still Works Perfectly.


Excellent

1 month ago.

So far it held up near a decade, obviously I've changed my boot drive to an ssd one, but hdds are still fantastic for what's it's intended, storing data.


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Very good

6 years ago.


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Poor

14 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

19 months ago.

Even after 5 years, it works like a charm.


Excellent

3 years ago.


Good

4 years ago.

Works fine for me


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