Average Bench: 85.7% (46th of 1010)

Based on 89,278 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA DT01ACA200, TOSHIBA DT01ACA2, DT01ACA200

The 2TB Toshiba DT01ACA200 is a 3.5" desktop hard drive. This model sports a rotation speed of 7,200 RPM and is reasonably power efficient for a 2TB desktop drive consuming just 6.4 Watts when loaded and 5.2 Watts when idle. The DT01ACA200 has impressive performance with peak sequential read/write speeds of 193/182 MB/s and peak 4k read/write speeds of 1.16/2.28 MBps. These raw figures produce an effective speed of 141 MBps which ranks the 2TB DT01ACA200 amongst the top handful of 2TB hard drives. Not only is the 2TB DT01ACA200 a great performer but it is also priced aggressively and therefore represents superb value for money for a 2TB capacity drive. Comparing the 2TB and 3TB versions shows that performance is very similar but the 3TB offers 50% more capacity for just 25% more cash which makes the difference between good and great value for money. [Nov '14 HDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB averaged just 14.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.58MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.02MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB is 58.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 30.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 147MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 89,278 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.1 Read 152 193
90.8 Write 153 193
18.8 Mixed 30.8 49.7
84.2 SusWrite 147 192
87.2% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.02 1.2
1.1 4K Write 2.03 2.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.58 0.8
145% 1.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 192 188 187 194 188 MB/s
Read 196
Write 196
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 189
111% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
155% 1.33 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 176 180 178 179 177 MB/s
Read 192
Write 153
Mixed 34.1
SusWrite 178
100% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
156% 1.3 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OAC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 182 172 180 168 175 MB/s
Read 182
Write 193
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 175
103% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
147% 1.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 181 181 181 181 180 MB/s
Read 177
Write 178
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 180
100% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
166% 1.37 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABS0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 116 122 132 127 127 MB/s
Read 108
Write 110
Mixed 31.1
SusWrite 126
68% 93.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
143% 1.2 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA200 2TB Builds (Compare 1,764 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

System: Alienware Area-51 R2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $851

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

11 months ago.

So far, for a low cost HDD, it's more than I could expect.


Outstanding

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