Average Bench: 80.2% (79th of 1015)

Based on 393,582 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 19.7% 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 0.56MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 146MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB is 68.8%. 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 32.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 393,582 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.3 Read 146 190
75.4 Write 140 183
20.7 Mixed 32.4 40
64.2 SusWrite 133 185
81.6% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.68 1
0.7 4K Write 1.79 2.2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.56 0.7
124% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
875GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8K0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 183 186 181 183 182 MB/s
Read 176
Write 171
Mixed 21.4
SusWrite 182
99% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
171% 1.33 MB/s
450GB free
Firmware: MS2OA7L0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 188 189 193 189 188 MB/s
Read 154
Write 124
Mixed 31
SusWrite 188
90% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.1 MB/s
381GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 139 140 157 155 160 MB/s
Read 164
Write 155
Mixed 31
SusWrite 147
90% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.1 MB/s
790GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 186 179 176 180 181 MB/s
Read 54
Write 154
Mixed 30
SusWrite 179
75% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.1 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 88 87 92 84 91 MB/s
Read 142
Write 19.5
Mixed 36.3
SusWrite 90.3
53% 72.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
92% 0.57 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $55 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $4456 secs
EbayUS $687 mins
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Typical DT01ACA100 1TB Builds (Compare 4,722 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $456

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 Comments

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

Added 5 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

19 months ago.

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


Poor

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

7 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


Terrible

3 months ago.

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


Very good

5 years ago.


Excellent

22 months ago.


Good

2 years ago.

Works fine for me


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