Average Bench: 84.7% (57th of 1015)

Based on 128,634 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 15.3% 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 0.59MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB is 61%. 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 31.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 144MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 128,634 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.1 Read 151 193
88.6 Write 153 193
17.5 Mixed 31.6 53.7
84.1 SusWrite 144 192
86.6% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1 1.2
1 4K Write 2 2.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
144% 1.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
752GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 196 197 194 198 198 MB/s
Read 195
Write 197
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 195
110% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
150% 1.23 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OAD30
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 176 178 176 178 182 MB/s
Read 171
Write 169
Mixed 32.1
SusWrite 179
99% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
168% 1.4 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 121 114 124 117 99 MB/s
Read 110
Write 139
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 117
75% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
47% 0.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,407,621 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA200 2TB Builds (Compare 2,656 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: 87% - 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

19 months ago.

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


Outstanding

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