Average Bench: 84% (58th of 1015)

Based on 749,621 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 15.9% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.58MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 150MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB is 56.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 31.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.74MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 749,621 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.1 Read 150 189
78.9 Write 142 185
20.2 Mixed 31.9 41.3
84.5 SusWrite 143 190
84.3% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.74 1.1
1.1 4K Write 1.86 2.2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.58 0.7
130% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
862GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 183 184 175 183 183 MB/s
Read 178
Write 177
Mixed 37
SusWrite 181
103% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.2 MB/s
573GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 159 141 160 167 179 MB/s
Read 165
Write 157
Mixed 35.6
SusWrite 160
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
152% 1.23 MB/s
687GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 169 154 151 153 173 MB/s
Read 144
Write 101
Mixed 23.1
SusWrite 158
77% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.3
76% 0.53 MB/s
167GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 115 121 120 112 119 MB/s
Read 68.2
Write 140
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 118
64% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
261GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 89 138 15 16 107 MB/s
Read 4
Write 4
Mixed 5
SusWrite 66.7
14% 19.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $55 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA100 1TB Builds (Compare 3,949 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop 75%
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $472

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

Added 7 years ago.


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!


26 days ago.

it sucked to use it with a OS on it because of all the settings that got put on it but after wiping the hard drive, it's read/write sequential of it is now pretty impressive so it's a good data holder


3 years ago.

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


5 years ago.

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


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


3 months ago.

This is the first HDD I have on this computer, I bought 2 others (Seagate) And they didn't even last 1 year before failing. This HDD is 3 years and counting now


8 months ago.

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


5 months 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.


20 months ago.

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

Very good

7 years ago.


17 months ago.

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


18 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.


23 months ago.

Even after 5 years, it works like a charm.


3 years ago.


4 years ago.

Works fine for me

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