Average Bench: 82% (72nd of 1010)

Based on 261,398 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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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 150MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB is 61.4%. 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 32.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 261,398 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.4 Read 150 190
80.6 Write 142 184
20.8 Mixed 32.4 39.8
69.7 SusWrite 136 184
83.2% 115 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.68 0.89
0.8 4K Write 1.81 2.2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.57 0.7
125% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
762GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 121 140 150 138 142 MB/s
Read 169
Write 158
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 140
90% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.5
120% 1.03 MB/s
646GB free
Firmware: MS2OA800
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 125 118 124 114 120 MB/s
Read 138
Write 132
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 120
74% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.8 MB/s
802GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 34 19 81 12 66 MB/s
Read 9.5
Write 79.6
Mixed 7.3
SusWrite 40.9
25% 34.3 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.13 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,714,779 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $55 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA100 1TB Builds (Compare 3,166 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $412

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Good

23 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

9 months ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

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


Very good

4 years ago.


Excellent

12 months ago.


Good

2 years ago.

Works fine for me


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