Average Bench: 86.1% (50th of 1015)

Based on 131,865 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 13.9% 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 56.1%. 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 31MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 147MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 131,865 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.1 Read 153 194
97 Write 153 191
17.9 Mixed 31 50.5
86.2 SusWrite 147 192
87.3% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.56 4K Read 1.02 1.2
0.96 4K Write 2.02 2.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
146% 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: 186 183 184 185 187 187 MB/s
Read 180
Write 183
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 185
103% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
153% 1.3 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 186 188 187 188 184 MB/s
Read 174
Write 175
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 186
100% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
155% 1.33 MB/s
320GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 111 115 115 115 115 MB/s
Read 129
Write 128
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 114
71% 98.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
168% 1.27 MB/s
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 109 105 108 117 114 MB/s
Read 109
Write 125
Mixed 41.7
SusWrite 110
70% 96.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
145% 1.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,870,593 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $684 mins
EbayUS $12814 mins
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Typical DT01ACA200 2TB Builds (Compare 2,855 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

System: Alienware Area-51 R2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $919

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

21 months ago.

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


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