Average Bench: 86.4% (44th of 1015)

Based on 235,729 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 13.6% 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 0.6MB/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 57%. 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 30.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 148MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 235,729 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.7 Read 153 193
88.5 Write 152 191
19.2 Mixed 30.9 50.7
85.1 SusWrite 148 192
87.4% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.02 1.2
1.13 4K Write 2.04 2.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.6 0.8
147% 1.22 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
433GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 120 117 120 135 128 MB/s
Read 185
Write 174
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 125
94% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
126% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABS0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 130 129 121 125 118 MB/s
Read 163
Write 149
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 125
90% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.8
187% 1.53 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 131 133 138 121 132 MB/s
Read 147
Write 144
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 126
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1.03 MB/s
309GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 93 120 118 97 109 MB/s
Read 150
Write 122
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 106
74% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.7
120% 0.67 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,199,853 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $7123 mins
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Typical DT01ACA200 2TB Builds (Compare 4,623 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Dell XPS 8930

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $481

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Outstanding

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