Average Bench: 85.3% (53rd of 1010)

Based on 115,512 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 14.7% 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 1MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB is 61.2%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 32.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 146MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 115,512 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.2 Read 152 193
89.7 Write 153 193
19.2 Mixed 32.5 50.2
80.7 SusWrite 146 192
87.1% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1 1.2
0.89 4K Write 2 2.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.58 0.8
143% 1.19 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: 186 189 189 189 189 189 MB/s
Read 187
Write 179
Mixed 29.4
SusWrite 188
105% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.5
144% 1.3 MB/s
742GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 172 172 174 171 171 MB/s
Read 191
Write 183
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 170
104% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
159% 1.37 MB/s
336GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 133 133 133 133 133 MB/s
Read 151
Write 136
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 132
80% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
177% 1.4 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,714,779 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA200 2TB Builds (Compare 2,269 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

System: Alienware Area-51 R2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $919

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Outstanding

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