Average Bench: 85.3% (56th of 1015)

Based on 112,103 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

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB is 62.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 31.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 146MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 112,103 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.7 Read 151 192
81.4 Write 150 192
18 Mixed 31.1 50.8
86 SusWrite 146 192
86.4% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1 1.2
0.7 4K Write 2 2.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.58 0.8
143% 1.19 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
853GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 189 188 187 187 187 MB/s
Read 179
Write 186
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 186
103% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
161% 1.27 MB/s
433GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 119 127 125 125 122 MB/s
Read 178
Write 184
Mixed 29
SusWrite 123
93% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
163% 1.27 MB/s
188GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 122 122 117 125 115 MB/s
Read 125
Write 102
Mixed 10.5
SusWrite 119
64% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.93 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 74 81 84 77 81 MB/s
Read 87
Write 102
Mixed 10.5
SusWrite 79.5
50% 69.7 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.07 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,071,301 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA200 2TB Builds (Compare 2,443 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

System: Alienware Area-51 R2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $919

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

17 months ago.

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


Outstanding

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