Average Bench: 80.2% (78th of 1015)

Based on 317,060 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 19.8% 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 67.6%. 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 32.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.67MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 317,060 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.8 Read 146 189
77.9 Write 140 183
21.2 Mixed 32.5 40
66.8 SusWrite 133 183
81.6% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.67 0.89
0.9 4K Write 1.81 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.57 0.7
124% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
668GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8K0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 151 173 173 173 175 MB/s
Read 181
Write 151
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 167
97% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
146% 1.17 MB/s
255GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 180 174 184 184 184 MB/s
Read 163
Write 136
Mixed 31.1
SusWrite 180
92% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
130% 1 MB/s
553GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 150 150 170 174 174 MB/s
Read 174
Write 156
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 164
95% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
135% 1.13 MB/s
203GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 129 125 127 128 120 MB/s
Read 145
Write 136
Mixed 31.5
SusWrite 126
79% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.13 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,870,593 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $55 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA100 1TB Builds (Compare 4,017 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $420

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Good

2 years 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

15 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


Excellent

3 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


Very good

4 years ago.


Excellent

18 months ago.


Good

2 years ago.

Works fine for me


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