Average Bench: 85.7% (42nd of 1015)

Based on 344,862 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]

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 0.58MB/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 58.9%. 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 30.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 148MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 344,862 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.7 Read 150 188
89.5 Write 151 190
17.4 Mixed 30.5 49.3
88.5 SusWrite 148 191
86.7% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.02 1.2
0.84 4K Write 2.04 2.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.58 0.8
144% 1.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
250GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 176 176 176 179 179 MB/s
Read 176
Write 161
Mixed 29.9
SusWrite 177
98% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
155% 1.33 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 182 184 181 182 182 MB/s
Read 164
Write 181
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 182
99% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.5
146% 1.3 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABS0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 159 173 174 176 174 MB/s
Read 162
Write 185
Mixed 38
SusWrite 164
99% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
153% 1.3 MB/s
579GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 134 132 132 132 130 MB/s
Read 129
Write 122
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 131
73% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
176% 1.37 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $80 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA200 2TB Builds (Compare 6,544 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Desktop 90%
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Workstation 30%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $295

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 Comments

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

Added 9 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

14 months ago.

3 years in and its clicking and getting slow i have to replace it


Terrible

15 months ago.

Got a new one and it broke after 3 months of use... WTF


Excellent

6 years ago.

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


Outstanding

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