Average Bench: 86% (52nd of 1015)

Based on 152,181 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 14.0% 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 0.59MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.01MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB is 57.4%. 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 30.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 147MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 152,181 samples)
Min Avg Max
77 Read 152 192
90.8 Write 152 191
18 Mixed 30.9 49
88.8 SusWrite 147 191
87.2% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.01 1.2
1.2 4K Write 2.05 2.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
146% 1.22 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: 193 193 188 194 193 189 MB/s
Read 196
Write 176
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 192
105% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
157% 1.33 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 176 175 179 175 178 MB/s
Read 173
Write 158
Mixed 32
SusWrite 176
97% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
152% 1.23 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 133 136 136 136 136 MB/s
Read 182
Write 192
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 134
98% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
159% 1.37 MB/s
738GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 122 126 130 124 123 MB/s
Read 89.3
Write 149
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 124
69% 95.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.5
132% 1.2 MB/s
672GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 150 148 148 152 150 MB/s
Read 61.7
Write 136
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 147
70% 95.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
67% 0.53 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA200 2TB Builds (Compare 3,285 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

System: Alienware Area-51 R2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $790

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

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


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