Average Bench: 85.7% (42nd of 1015)

Based on 344,862 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]

Very good average bench

The Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB averaged just 14.3% 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 30.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 148MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 344,862 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.7 Read 150 188
89.5 Write 151 190
17.4 Mixed 30.5 49.3
88.5 SusWrite 148 191
86.7% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.02 1.2
0.84 4K Write 2.04 2.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.58 0.8
144% 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: MX4OABX0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 182 178 177 175 181 MB/s
Read 173
Write 177
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 179
100% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
158% 1.27 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 180 178 180 181 179 MB/s
Read 164
Write 176
Mixed 19.9
SusWrite 179
97% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
155% 1.33 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 160 161 160 160 160 MB/s
Read 158
Write 174
Mixed 35.6
SusWrite 160
95% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.6
157% 1.37 MB/s
617GB free
Firmware: MX4OABS0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 144 137 143 144 144 MB/s
Read 122
Write 112
Mixed 15.1
SusWrite 142
70% 97.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
171% 1.33 MB/s
657GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 30 30 70 39 58 MB/s
Read 18.1
Write 112
Mixed 19.9
SusWrite 49.2
36% 49.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.2
58% 0.63 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $80 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $6917 mins
EbayUS $705 mins
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Typical DT01ACA200 2TB Builds (Compare 3,891 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft

System: Dell XPS 8930

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $481

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 Comments

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

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Average (edit your comment) Add link

15 months ago.

3 years in and its clicking and getting slow i have to replace it


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


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