Average Bench: 85.7% (52nd of 1015)

Based on 184,113 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 14.3% 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 0.59MB/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 56.5%. 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 30.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 145MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 184,113 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.4 Read 154 192
93.3 Write 153 193
18 Mixed 30.7 50.7
78.5 SusWrite 145 192
87.1% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.02 1.2
1.1 4K Write 2.03 2.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.59 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%
767GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 137 130 138 125 135 MB/s
Read 186
Write 173
Mixed 31
SusWrite 133
94% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
144% 1.17 MB/s
520GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 140 143 139 137 145 MB/s
Read 132
Write 102
Mixed 23
SusWrite 139
72% 99.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
134% 1.17 MB/s
434GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 132 136 136 136 135 MB/s
Read 132
Write 131
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 134
76% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
160% 1.3 MB/s
543GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 128 128 127 126 125 MB/s
Read 125
Write 128
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 126
73% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
158% 1.27 MB/s
550GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 105 82 72 74 84 MB/s
Read 114
Write 119
Mixed 21.7
SusWrite 85.8
62% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1.03 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA200 2TB Builds (Compare 3,824 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

System: Alienware Area-51 R2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $738

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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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