Average Bench: 84.7% (49th of 1015)

Based on 85,620 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300, TOSHIBA DT01ACA3

The 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 is 3.5" desktop hard drive. Like its 2TB sibling, the DT01ACA300 sports a rotation speed of 7,200 RPM and has a relatively low peak/idle power draw of 6.4/5.2 Watts. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 197/183 MBps and peak 4k read/write speeds of 1.17/2.19 Mbps the 3TB DT01ACA300 achieves an effective speed of 143 MBps which places the DT01ACA300 amongst the top handful of 3TB drives. Pricing of the DT01ACA300 is also very aggressive which makes the DT01ACA300 a superb value proposition. Comparing the DT01ACA300 and Barracuda shows that the DT01ACA300 is marginally faster but also slightly more expensive. [Nov '14 HDrivePro]

Very good average bench

The Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB averaged just 15.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.59MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.03MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB is 55.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 30.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 146MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 85,620 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.8 Read 149 190
78.5 Write 148 190
18.8 Mixed 30.3 47.9
84.7 SusWrite 146 189
85.4% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.03 1.2
0.88 4K Write 2.02 2.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
146% 1.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 178 184 175 178 183 MB/s
Read 193
Write 185
Mixed 23.1
SusWrite 180
104% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.5
142% 1.27 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 164 168 169 179 167 MB/s
Read 177
Write 178
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 170
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
140% 1.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 158 159 160 159 158 MB/s
Read 146
Write 159
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 158
88% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
134% 1.17 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 144 144 131 129 139 MB/s
Read 135
Write 134
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 137
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
151% 1.27 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $108 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 16,694 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 50%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $249

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $669

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 Comments

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

Added 9 years ago.

Terrible

6 years ago.

very unstable, always form bad sectors


Very good

9 years ago.


Average

2 years ago.

One of these (fortunately in RAID 0) failed catastrophically after 5y in service, would I trust the remaining one with any critical data? Just to compare -- I have two WD Black 1TB HDD's and a couple of smaller Seagate Barracudas spinning for 10y+ w/o a complaint! So, the verdict is: a mixed bag, at best...


Good

7 years ago.

Noisy but fast and cheap.


Good

9 years ago.

Good performer


Excellent

8 years ago.

quite, excellent seq. read/write speeds.


Terrible

7 years ago.

Failed in less than 6 months.


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