Average Bench: 84.8% (56th of 1010)

Based on 34,663 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]

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Very good average bench

The Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB averaged just 15.1% 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 0.6MB/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 54%. 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 30.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 144MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,663 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.3 Read 151 192
85.3 Write 148 190
16.2 Mixed 30.7 49.5
82.5 SusWrite 144 190
85.6% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.03 1.2
0.9 4K Write 2.02 2.3
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%
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 186 186 187 189 188 MB/s
Read 153
Write 188
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 187
102% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
157% 1.33 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 158 166 165 166 164 MB/s
Read 157
Write 149
Mixed 33
SusWrite 163
91% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
168% 1.23 MB/s
755GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX6O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 147 147 157 159 167 MB/s
Read 146
Write 138
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 154
83% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
153% 1.3 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 130 135 131 132 146 MB/s
Read 82.6
Write 163
Mixed 22.1
SusWrite 134
72% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.8 MB/s
280GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 86 80 83 81 82 MB/s
Read 107
Write 94
Mixed 43
SusWrite 82.1
60% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
131% 1.07 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,196,231 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $108 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 9,294 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 72%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $67

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,093

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

16 months ago.

very unstable, always form bad sectors


Very good

4 years ago.


Good

2 years ago.

Noisy but fast and cheap.


Good

3 years ago.

Good performer


Excellent

3 years ago.

quite, excellent seq. read/write speeds.


Terrible

2 years ago.

Failed in less than 6 months.


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