Average Bench: 82.2% (65th of 1015)

Based on 818,546 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 17.7% 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 0.58MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 147MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB is 61.2%. 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 0.73MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 818,546 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.3 Read 147 188
79.3 Write 140 185
20.7 Mixed 31.7 39.6
76.9 SusWrite 140 187
82.8% 115 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.73 1.04
1.1 4K Write 1.83 2.2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.58 0.7
129% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
421GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8K0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 183 179 187 188 188 MB/s
Read 187
Write 187
Mixed 28.9
SusWrite 183
106% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
151% 1.27 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: MS2OA7L0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 141 150 157 157 156 MB/s
Read 154
Write 153
Mixed 31
SusWrite 152
88% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.13 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 154 127 148 150 155 MB/s
Read 131
Write 108
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 148
76% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.03 MB/s
212GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 105 103 104 102 104 MB/s
Read 149
Write 149
Mixed 33.7
SusWrite 103
79% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
135% 1.13 MB/s
861GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 143 149 136 137 132 MB/s
Read 28.7
Write 136
Mixed 45
SusWrite 139
64% 87.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
72% 0.5 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $55 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $3011 mins
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Typical DT01ACA100 1TB Builds (Compare 4,426 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: Asus G11CD

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

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 Comments

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

Added 7 years ago.

Poor

9 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!


Good

7 months 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


Poor

4 years ago.

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


Poor

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

10 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


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 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.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Very good

7 years ago.


Excellent

24 months ago.

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


Poor

2 years 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

2 years ago.

Even after 5 years, it works like a charm.


Excellent

4 years ago.


Good

5 years ago.

Works fine for me


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