Average Bench: 85.4% (52nd of 1015)

Based on 160,853 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 14.6% 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

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB is 58.6%. 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 31.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 146MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 160,853 samples)
Min Avg Max
64 Read 152 193
90.3 Write 152 195
20 Mixed 31.7 50.3
81 SusWrite 146 193
86.9% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1 1.2
0.95 4K Write 2 2.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.58 0.8
143% 1.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
388GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 157 155 157 158 160 MB/s
Read 182
Write 179
Mixed 30
SusWrite 156
99% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
153% 1.3 MB/s
771GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 140 143 143 143 144 MB/s
Read 174
Write 175
Mixed 21.8
SusWrite 142
92% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.5
144% 1.3 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 98 98 98 98 97 MB/s
Read 182
Write 194
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 97
89% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
150% 1.23 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,346,176 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA200 2TB Builds (Compare 3,047 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

System: Alienware Area-51 R2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $842

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

23 months ago.

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


Outstanding

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