Average Bench: 84.8% (57th of 1014)

Based on 219,241 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 15.1% 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 1.02MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB is 56.7%. 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 30.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 146MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 219,241 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.4 Read 150 191
89.9 Write 150 191
18.7 Mixed 30.8 47.8
87.2 SusWrite 146 192
86% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.02 1.2
1.2 4K Write 2.03 2.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
146% 1.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OAD30
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 183 188 188 186 189 MB/s
Read 183
Write 176
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 187
102% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
155% 1.33 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: MX4OAD30
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 179 186 183 183 188 MB/s
Read 176
Write 171
Mixed 29.9
SusWrite 184
101% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
151% 1.27 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABS0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 174 176 176 178 178 MB/s
Read 174
Write 158
Mixed 33.2
SusWrite 176
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
153% 1.3 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABS0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 172 174 174 174 174 MB/s
Read 170
Write 169
Mixed 21.7
SusWrite 173
96% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
190% 1.47 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $7123 mins
EbayUS $10013 mins
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Typical DT01ACA200 2TB Builds (Compare 3,786 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: Dell XPS 8930

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $480

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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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