Average Bench: 80.2% (77th of 1014)

Based on 463,075 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 19.7% 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 0.57MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 146MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB is 64.8%. 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 31.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 463,075 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.9 Read 146 190
76.3 Write 139 183
20 Mixed 31.8 40
71.8 SusWrite 133 186
81.4% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.69 1
0.9 4K Write 1.8 2.2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.57 0.7
126% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: MS2OA7C0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 184 186 187 169 185 MB/s
Read 186
Write 174
Mixed 35.6
SusWrite 180
104% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
141% 1.2 MB/s
699GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 131 131 131 128 129 MB/s
Read 176
Write 143
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 129
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.17 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 111 97 96 95 92 MB/s
Read 132
Write 111
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 101
68% 93.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
290GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 95 103 116 101 113 MB/s
Read 118
Write 122
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 105
67% 92.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: A7L0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 51 46 65 68 59 MB/s
Read 144
Write 147
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 58.1
68% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.4
96% 0.93 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,007,962 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $55 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA100 1TB Builds (Compare 1,670 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $556

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 Comments

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

Added 5 years ago.

Terrible

3 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

15 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


Poor

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Very good

5 years ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Poor

2 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.


Good

7 days ago.

It's an ok HDD with good read and write speeds. At the same price you can find a Seagate Barracuda 1TB that delivers around 20% more performance.


Excellent

6 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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