Average Bench: 84% (57th of 1015)

Based on 763,289 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 16.0% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.58MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 150MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB is 60.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 31.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.74MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 763,289 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.5 Read 150 188
78.3 Write 142 184
20.6 Mixed 31.8 40.3
77 SusWrite 143 189
84.2% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.74 1.1
1.1 4K Write 1.86 2.2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.58 0.7
129% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
798GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8L0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 167 167 160 162 171 MB/s
Read 176
Write 154
Mixed 24.6
SusWrite 165
93% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
130% 1.13 MB/s
501GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8S0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 150 150 149 148 147 MB/s
Read 174
Write 172
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 146
92% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
147% 1.23 MB/s
234GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA800
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 90 95 92 78 107 MB/s
Read 164
Write 155
Mixed 38.8
SusWrite 93.3
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.1 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 56 55 54 55 51 MB/s
Read 48.6
Write 58.4
Mixed 25.5
SusWrite 53.4
34% 46.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.3
62% 0.53 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $55 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA100 1TB Builds (Compare 2,174 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 39%
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Desktop 72%
Workstation 31%
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System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $189

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

Added 9 years ago.

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7 months ago.

I am still using the original HD installed in this circa December 2013 HP Computer. Showing 33,312 power on hours.


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!


10 months ago.

It sucked to use it with a OS on this hard drive but after upgrading my computer to an SSD and wiping the hard drive, I am using this drive as a secondary drive for data, and its read/write sequential of it is now pretty impressive which makes this hard drive good for storing spare data.


5 years ago.

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


7 years ago.

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


2 years 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


4 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


2 years 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.


3 years ago.

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


8 months ago.

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


3 years ago.

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

Very good

9 years ago.


3 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.


14 months ago.

I have 1


6 years ago.


7 years ago.

Works fine for me

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