Average Bench: 87.5% (36th of 1015)

Based on 258,901 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 12.5% 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 1.04MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB is 53.2%. 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 151MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 258,901 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.8 Read 154 191
95.6 Write 154 191
20 Mixed 31 47.5
88.3 SusWrite 151 192
88.4% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.04 1.2
1.24 4K Write 2.06 2.4
0.44 4K Mixed 0.58 0.7
147% 1.23 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 188 185 190 190 187 MB/s
Read 174
Write 170
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 188
99% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
157% 1.33 MB/s
844GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 153 155 154 147 159 MB/s
Read 145
Write 131
Mixed 31.9
SusWrite 151
83% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
144% 1.17 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OAD40
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 108 113 115 115 111 MB/s
Read 180
Write 111
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 112
78% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
140% 1.23 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: MX4OAC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 147 150 151 151 150 MB/s
Read 130
Write 135
Mixed 22.1
SusWrite 149
79% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.5
138% 1.23 MB/s
490GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 114 115 115 115 115 MB/s
Read 144
Write 148
Mixed 19.9
SusWrite 114
77% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
150% 1.23 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,749,633 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $80 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $6919 mins
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Typical DT01ACA200 2TB Builds (Compare 7,639 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: Dell XPS 8930

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $517

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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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