Average Bench: 88.1% (37th of 1015)

Based on 256,410 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 11.8% 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 54.5%. 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 31MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 153MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 256,410 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.5 Read 154 190
95.4 Write 156 193
18.9 Mixed 31 49
89.8 SusWrite 153 193
89.1% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.02 1.2
1.22 4K Write 2.04 2.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.58 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%
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OAD40
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 199 192 195 195 190 MB/s
Read 206
Write 185
Mixed 40.2
SusWrite 194
113% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
157% 1.33 MB/s
247GB free
Firmware: MX4OABS0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 194 197 197 197 197 MB/s
Read 184
Write 158
Mixed 20.6
SusWrite 196
100% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.5
142% 1.27 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OAD40
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 191 187 192 192 188 MB/s
Read 180
Write 187
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 190
104% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
155% 1.33 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABS0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 166 159 161 160 156 MB/s
Read 168
Write 175
Mixed 38
SusWrite 160
98% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.2 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 35 22 20 25 26 MB/s
Read 5.7
Write 53
Mixed 3.8
SusWrite 26.3
16% 22.2 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0
15% 0.27 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $80 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $656 mins
EbayUS $8023 mins
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Typical DT01ACA200 2TB Builds (Compare 6,315 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: Dell XPS 8930

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $527

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

3 years ago.

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


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